With "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Amy Adams gets her second crack at playing comic book icon Lois Lane, who she first played in 2013’s “Man of Steel.” Apart from getting to see Ben Affleck’s incarnation of the Caped Crusader, the five-time Oscar-nominated actress, 41, learned a few new things — like the fact that Superman’s stomping grounds Metropolis and Batman’s Gotham are actually quite close to each other, geographically speaking.
I didn’t realize Gotham and Metropolis were so close.
Yeah, I didn’t either. I remember [director] Zack [Snyder] trying to explain to me when we were shooting certain scenes, and I’m like, “Where is this?” And he’s like, “It’s here.” So it’s across the parking lot in my world, but on a green screen.
Have you gotten used to that yet as an actor — the amount of green screen?
I feel like I’ve done a lot of green screen now. I just did a film called “Story of Your Life” [the forthcoming film from fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford] and I was literally just talking to a green screen for a lot of the movie. I feel like as an actor it’s my job create a world that doesn’t exist, except in the world that we’re living in, that we’re creating. So it’s just another element that you add to it.
It just seems like a skill they didn’t emphasize as much 10 years ago.
No, I don’t really think they teach acting to a tennis ball in colleges or universities. They probably should add that to the acting program.