Amy Adams begged and hassled DOUBT director John Patrick Shanley to cast her in the movie, even after he offered her part to Natalie Portman.
The Oscar nominee was a huge fan of the story, which Shanley wrote, and was desperate to appear in the big screen adaptation, despite the odds being stacked up against her.
She explains, "They had offered it (to Portman). I called every week, to see if she was doing it."
Her luck changed when Portman said no, and she was offered the role of Sister James. But Adams still had to overcome a logistical problem.
She adds, "I lied to John Patrick Shanley and told him I was in New York, so when he called, I had to get the red eye (overnight flight) from Los Angeles, to get there."