Amy Adams Flaws in Allure: 'Perfect Isn't Normal, Nor is it Interesting'

In a recent interview, "Man of Steel" actress Amy Adams admits that she isn't perfect, but that she would rather embrace her flaws.

Amy Adams admits that she has always wanted to play a role in a super hero movie. But despite playing a heroic character, the actress says she is a "mere mortal" that is far from being perfect.

"I've wanted to be in a superhero movie, and this was my best chance -- as some mere mortal," Adams, 38, said in an interview with Allure magazine. "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."

The actress is not shy about pointing out her flaws.

"I have no features without makeup," Adams says. "I am pale. I have blonde lashes. You could just paint my face -- it's like a blank canvas."

But she isn't looking to be perfect either. Instead, Adams suggested that she would rather embrace the qualities that make her a more "interesting" person.

"Perfect isn't normal, nor is it interesting," she says. "Some of these actresses or public personas who are very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them. 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."

Adams was cast as Lois Lane in the new summer action flick, "Man of Steel." Prior to that she appeared in films that include Disney's "Enchanted," "The Muppets" and "Trouble With the Curb." The mother of a 3-year-old daughter, she has been nominated for four Academy and four Golden Globe awards.