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The three-time Oscar nominee sings and dances in shooting “Life’s a Happy Song” in Disney’s revival of “The Muppets.” Amy stars as Mary, a perky and popular shop teacher from Smalltown, USA. When her boyfriend Gary (Jason Segel, who also co-wrote and executive produced the film) suggests they take a 10th anniversary trip to Los Angeles, Mary starts seeing a long-awaited marriage proposal in her future — until Gary invites along younger brother Walter, who happens to be a Muppet and a huge fan of TV’s “The Muppet Show.” Walter wants to see Muppet Studios, but the Muppets have broken up, the theater is crumbling, and sinister oil baron Tex Richman (Oscar winner Chris Cooper) is plotting to seize the studio, tear it down and drill beneath it. Saving the Muppets’ old stage will take $10 million. Kermit the Frog reunites with Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great and the rest of the troupe for one last big show.
Adam’s stated; “I got involved because Jason and Kermit sent me a DVD singing to me and asking me to be in the film. I started crying, and … I was definitely doing the movie.”
Adams worked as a dinner theater performer in Chanhassen, Minn., when she auditioned for the 1999 dark comedy “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” which was shooting nearby. During filming, Kirstie Alley encouraged Adams to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She was in the Leonardo DiCaprio film “Catch Me if You Can.” She beat out 300 actresses to win the lead role of Giselle, in “Enchanted,” a box-office smash that made her a household name.
Up next she will be seen opposite Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart “Twilight”) in “On the Road,” based on the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Adams will be in the 1950s-set drama “The Master.” Henry Cavill gets Adams as Louis Lane in the reboot “Man of Steel.”
Adams, has an 18-month-old daughter, Aviana, with her fiance, Darren Le Gallo.