Above: Amy Adams at the Time/100 event in NYC in April (Getty Images)
by Susan Comstock | Top Right News
Amy Adams made one American soldier’s flight to L.A. much nicer.
Before her plane from Detroit took off, the Oscar-nominated actress, who was booked for a first-class seat, noticed a man in uniform at the gate. She then privately asked to switch seats with the soldier, who had been ticketed for coach.
Fellow passenger Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN2’s “Numbers Never Lie,” witnessed Adams’ quiet action, and reported it on Twitter:
Just saw actress Amy Adams do something incredibly classy. She gave her 1st class seat to an American soldier. I'm an even bigger fan now.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 27, 2014
Ms. Hill later told ABC News: “I noticed Ms. Adams was in first class and as I was getting seated, I saw the flight attendant guide the soldier to Ms. Adams’ seat. She was no longer in it, but it was pretty clear that she’d given up her seat for him. I was incredibly impressed, and I’m not even sure if the soldier knew who gave him that seat. I guess he will now!”
After the switch was made, Adams, 39, star of American Hustle, Her and Enchanted, met with the soldier briefly and privately by the cockpit, Hill added. The actress, whose father was in the U.S. military, then went back to her new seat in coach.
“Ms. Adams did it so quietly and quickly that it speaks to her character,” Hill added. “And somebody in coach just got a helluva seatmate!”
Kudos to Amy Adams, a rare class act in Hollywood, who joins actors like Gary Sinise in demonstrating their respect for those who give their all to ensure the freedoms we take for granted.