I knew she was going to kill it. Just from talking to her I knew that she was really ready to step up. And there’s nothing better a director can have than somebody who’s very eager…Amy’s very fierce. Amy has that fierceness in her, but she also brings a great deal of emotion in her eyes. So you have that great cocktail that I find so interesting, of the two. - David O’Russell on Amy Adams
"I think I was working a long time before I was able to actually be like, ‘Oh, I’m a professional actress,’ like, to accept that. I don’t know why that was so hard, but it took a long time. I live in an alternate universe sometimes. I see myself so differently than the way the world sees me. I think everybody has a different experience. I’m in my skin so I… I feel really, I have felt, in the past, very vulnerable. And so you always feel like it could go away, so you never want to get too attached to labels. If anything, now I’m not as scared of it going away, y’know? I feel like I’m going to do what I need to do to stay excited about my work."