Amy Adams Claims Left-Wing Screed Against Cheneys About ‘Finding Humanity’

Appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday to promote her new movie, Vice, an unflattering biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney, actress Amy Adams laughably claimed that the nasty far-left hit piece focused on “finding the humanity in people who think differently than we do.”

As he welcomed Adams into the studio, co-host George Stepahanopoulos gushed over the film: “Congratulations. This movie is really incredible. I thought I knew this story, but you guys tell it in a brand-new way.” He then explained to viewers that Adams played Lynne Cheney, the wife of the Vice President.

 

 

“I didn’t know a lot about Lynne,” Adams confessed. “And so, you know, doing the research and discovering who the character was outside of sort of the public persona and perception of her posed a real challenge, and it was exciting,” she added. Stephanopoulos chimed in: “I’ll bet.”

As National Review pointed out, “doing the research” apparently included making the wild, unsubstantiated suggestion that Lynne Cheney’s father murdered her mother:

Near the start, writer-director Adam McKay, who somehow segued from Will Ferrell movies to this InfoWars-style garbage dump, implies that Cheney’s father-in-law murdered his mother-in-law by drowning her in a lake. Huh? What does this have to do with Cheney? Is there more evidence for this than is presented in the movie, which is none? The movie’s Lynne Cheney, played by Amy Adams, also seems to think her dad murdered her mom. Does Lynne Cheney actually think this?

During the interview with Adams for GMA, fill-in co-host Cecilia Vega wondered: “But did you have any, I don’t know, trepidation or any pause jumping into a political character like this one – who was in a divisive time of her own – in this political climate that we live in now?”

The liberal actress responded by professing her supposed objectivity in the role:

You know, I thought about it for a second. But when I approach a character, there’s so much that goes into it that it was really important to me to take my own personal politics out of it. You know, and really find the humanity in Lynne. And I try to do that for all of my characters. But especially in this time, I think that’s something that we’ve lost is really finding the humanity in people who think differently than we do. So that’s something I believe in anyway.

Despite how absurd it was for Adams to assert that a movie that portrayed the Cheneys as cartoon villains was interested in finding their “humanity,” Stephanopoulos eagerly pretended that it did: “This movie digs deep into that.”

A similar willful desire to ignore the partisan political agenda and blatant inaccuracies of the film was on display during Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, when co-host John Dickerson sat down with the movie’s lefty director Adam McKay and star Christian Bale.

The same journalists who imagine themselves to be diligent fact-checkers, are happy to brush the truth aside whenever Hollywood decides to bash a conservative public figure with left-wing fantasy.  

Here are excerpts of the friendly exchange with Adams on the December 19 GMA:

8:38 AM ET

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Congratulations. This movie is really incredible. I thought I knew this story, but you guys tell it in a brand-new way. I should tell everybody, she plays Lynne Cheney, the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, played by Christian Bale. And I read that you thought that this role was an impossible challenge, why?

AMY ADAMS: For me, I didn’t – first, I didn’t know a lot about Lynne. And when I received this script, I’m playing her from 20 to 70. And so, you know, doing the research and discovering who the character was outside of sort of the public persona and perception of her posed a real challenge, and it was exciting.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I’ll bet.

ADAMS: Yeah.

CECILIA VEGA: I like that you said that she has a lot of chutzpah. You like her chutzpah.

ADAMS: Oh, she has a ton of chutzpah, yeah. I always like that in a person.

VEGA: But did you have any, I don’t know, trepidation or any pause jumping into a political character like this one – who was in a divisive time of her own – in this political climate that we live in now?

ADAMS: You know, I thought about it for a second. But when I approach a character, there’s so much that goes into it that it was really important to me to take my own personal politics out of it. You know, and really find the humanity in Lynne. And I try to do that for all of my characters. But especially in this time, I think that’s something that we’ve lost is really finding the humanity in people who think differently than we do. So that’s something I believe in anyway.

STEPHANOPOULOS: This movie digs deep into that.

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8:41 AM ET

STEPHANOPOULOS: And what you really get at here, and it was shown in that scene, well, this was a power couple.

ADAMS: Yeah, I mean, that’s one of the things I learned about Lynne that I was so impressed with, is she has a Ph.D., she’s co-written about 29 books. She held a position at the National Endowment for the Humanities. I mean, she was highly accomplished in her own right, she just – you just didn’t know all of that about her. So it was – it was fun to learn.

VEGA: And you said at one point, I think, she reminded you of your grandmother a little bit.

ADAMS: She did, absolutely. My grandma grew up in Utah, Provo, Utah, and she grew up in Casper, Wyoming. And there’s like a similar pioneering spirit and a toughness, like a real ruggedness about them, yeah.  

VEGA: It’s great to see this side of Lynn Cheney. We didn’t – I don’t think so many of us knew about her background.

ADAMS: No, I mean, she did write a book, which was really helpful for me, but I didn’t know about her background. And you know, she comes across in interviews, she’s very well spoken, she’s very intelligent and she’s very outspoken as well. So it was nice to kind of get into a more intimate side of her, her relationship with her family and her contribution to her husband.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Oh, no question about it, this movie is going to get a lot of people talking.

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