Film star Amy Adams has serious acting muscle. I helps when your mother is a bodybuilder.
Semi-professional female bodybuilder Kathryn Adams raised seven children with Amy being the middle child. Amy explains why her mom got into bodybuilding.
"I think it was a way to reclaim her own body after giving birth so many times. Mom worked in the gym where she trained, so we hung out there and we terrorised the place. We were always very physically fit and involved in sports. I was a pretty scrappy, tough kid; I got in all sorts of fights at school. I defended myself – boys didn't mess with me. But as one of seven children you have to fight for everything anyway." (1)
It seems that Amy's upbringing prepared her for her Oscar-nominated role in "The Fighter". Muscle mom Kathryn is proud of her daughter's accomplishments and said back in 2006, "I believe with all my heart that she will win an Oscar." (2)
Kathryn Adams lives in Denver and can be seen cheering her daughter to victory at the Denver Film Society's Oscar party this weekend.