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Amy Adams Had To Hire Baseball Coach For Help In Her New Film

Submitted by on September 14, 2012 – 11:00 am Comments

Amy AdamsAmy Adams is always a wonderful actress who goes above and beyond to ensure that she gets her roles just right. Her role in “Trouble with the Curve” is no exception. The actress recently stated that she had hired a private coach to help her get ready for her latest role in the baseball flick because has always been terrible at sports. She even admits to the fact that she was kicked off of her youth baseball team because she was so bad.

Though the actress’ mom Kathryn, who is a semi-professional body builder, attempted to couch the young Adams, she said that she was still completely awful and was eventually dropped from the line-up all together.

Adams stated during an interview on “The View” on Wednesday “When I was little, my mom actually kicked me off the t-ball team because I was afraid of the ball, and she was the coach. She always said, ‘You just didn’t look like you were having fun,’ as I ran from, like, every flying object.” As someone who had her nose broken when I took a baseball to the face, I completely understand!

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Adams said that she was afraid that her previous lack of skills would sneak back up to haunt her when she was cast as a baseball scout in the new film, and so she had a trainer come and teach her a few of the ins and outs of throwing a ball and swinging a bat. Adams told “Today”, “I actually had to get a coach, a private baseball coach, because before I started this film I could not do any of those (things).” And we are sure glad that she did.

“Trouble with the Curve” also stars Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman.  The entire film revolves around a baseball scout who is on the verge of retiring. He decides to bring along his daughter on his final scouting trip. The film just began filming in March of this year, and hit theaters today.Trouble with the Curve

This is Eastwood’s first project since “Gran Torino” in 2008 and is also his first role in a movie that he did not direct since 1993′s “In the Line of Fire.” Eastwood plays Gus Lobel who is an old Atlanta Braves scout who is given his last assignment to try and prove what he’s worth to the organization, who believes he is too old and unable to adapt to the changes in the industry.

Lobel’s boss and dear friend Pete (who is played by Goodman) asks for Lobel’s daughter Mickey (played by Adams) to join her father on the trip to make sure he is alright. Mickey decides to go, although it is against her father’s wishes. The trip brings the father/daughter duo together in ways they have never been before. And in the process, Lobel reunites with Johnny, a fellow scout who he had scouted as a baseball player years before. Johnny (played by Timberlake) begins to take an interest in Mickey and creates a bit of a love story in this sports flick. The film seems like it would be a good date night film, with something for both the man and the woman. It will be funny to see just where Adam’s skills are now when it comes to the art of baseball as well.

 

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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