The star jokes about her body and features (we can't believe it either!) in Allure's July issue

June 18, 2013 12:30 PM

Norman Jean Roy for Allure

Amy Adams is gorgeous enough to catch Superman’s eye in her role as Lois Lane in Man of Steel, but the star has superhuman powers of self-deprecation in real life.

“I’ve wanted to be in a superhero movie, and this was my best chance — as some mere mortal,” she says in Allure‘s July issue. “Let’s be real here. I don’t look that good in Lycra. I do all right, but I hadn’t anticipated that I was ever going to be cast as the girl in Lycra looking hot.”

She goes on to joke about her refusal to adhere to Hollywood’s super-strict diets and exercise routines, saying, “I just don’t see the point. I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, ‘OMG, look at Amy!’ I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want.”

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Despite what she may say, the star looks awfully sexy in her photoshoot for the magazine (below), which highlights her famous red tresses and lovely face — about which she cracks another joke. “I have no features without make-up. I am pale. I have blonde lashes,” she says, though she sees the bright side: “You could just paint my face; it’s like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.”

For lots more from the Man of Steel beauty, visit for her style evolution and on-set videos, and pick up the July issue of the magazine, on stands June 25.

Norman Jean Roy for Allure

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