Amy Adams shares the hilarious story of why she rejected a hug from Brad Pitt

Amy Adams shares the hilarious story of why she rejected a hug from Brad Pitt

There are some celebrities out there who are so famous and well-regarded, that you'd have to be mad to refuse a hug from them. Seriously, you'd be missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime if someone like Ryan Gosling or Jennifer Lawrence asked you to embrace them and you turned them down. There'd certainly be an angry mob of fans who'd be only too happy to take you down a peg or two for your haughty behaviour.

But it seems as though even celebrities aren't above being occasionally starstruck from time-to-time, and can also be left feeling gutted that they've missed out on a hug. If you want an example, then look no further than Sharp Objects actress Amy Adams, who recently opened up about how she ended up shunning Brad Pitt in a hilarious anecdote she recounted while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

An image of actor Brad Pitt. Credit: Getty

Talking to the host about her experiences filming the Dick Cheney biopic movie Vice, in which she plays Lynne Cheney, Adams explained that due to the heavy prosthetics she was wearing at the time, as well as a bout of pinkeye she was suffering from, she wasn't able to reciprocate a hug from Brad Pitt. Pitt, who is one of the movie's producers, had come to visit the set, and needless to say, a lot of the female members of staff were quite excited about having the opportunity to meet him.

In the amusing segment, Adams stated: "I was in 70-year-old makeup, which is a lot of wrinkles and prosthetics and a suit that makes me look quite a bit heavier ... All of a sudden I see Brad Pitt. You think he's gonna move in slow motion. You imagine yourself looking really pretty in a white night gown. But that wasn't the case. I was in my fat suit with pinkeye. He was so sweet.

"He was like, 'It's so good to see you.' And he goes to give me a hug. I was like, 'Oh, it's happening!' Then I realized I can't hug him. I have pink eye. I was like, 'No, no!' In that moment, I became the first woman in history to reject a hug from Brad Pitt. Luckily, he was very gracious. I was like, 'I'm contagious.'"

An image of actress Amy Adams. Credit: Getty

Adams also discussed whether or not she was intending on retiring the role of Lois Lane in the DC movieverse, stating ambiguously that: "You know what's funny? I actually don't know. I haven't had any official conversation with anybody. I was just talking with Nicole Kidman about it, and I was like, 'Oh, I guess I've got to be careful what I say!' But yeah, I haven't had any word officially."

Vice looks set to be an awards-worthy flick, with Adams already receiving nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Critics Choice Awards and the Golden Globes. The movie is directed by Adam McKay, and stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill and Jesse Plemons.