Amy Adams on the Hollywood ideal: "Perfect isn't normal"

Jun 18, 2013 at 4:46 p.m. ET

Amy Adams again shows us why we love her — and her fresh perspective on life — in a new cover interview for Allure.

Amy Adams in Allure magazine

Amy Adams is one of the more down-to-earth actresses in Hollywood, but her new interview in the July issue of Allure totally makes us want to be BFFs with her.

The Man of Steel star says she won't ever be the type of celebrity who goes on detoxes or to other ridiculous lengths to lose weight or get washboard abs.

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"Some of these actresses or public personas who are very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them," the 38-year-old says. "I just don’t see the point. Do you know, the people I love as actresses, I've never ever sought out pictures of them to see what they look like in a swimsuit."

The mom of toddler Aviana adds that she's not the type of actress people expect to see in a bikini anyway.

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"I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, 'OMG, look at Amy!' I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want."

Instead, she wants to be known as the woman who does her job and does it well — even if that means she doesn't get as much attention as other troublemaking actresses.

"People who make headlines for things aren't typically the hard workers, you know?" she adds. "You only hear about actors who are misbehaving."

She will get some time in the spotlight, though, when she finally marries her longtime boyfriend, Darren Le Gallo. The pair has been together more than a decade and is committed, but they haven't married because of her busy filming schedule.

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"We both have a very specific idea that we want to do this [the ceremony] in spring or fall, like in those months, but every time I'm busy working," she says. "I want something very family-oriented and laid back."

It might not be "perfect" the way some celebrities portray their lives to be, but Adams wouldn't have it any other way.

"Perfect isn’t normal, nor is it interesting," she says.

So true, Amy. So true.

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