Amy Adams used to have customers ''touch her ass'' when she worked at Hooters.

The 'Sharp Objects' actress - who has eight-year-old daughter Aviana with husband Darren Le Gallo - is ''relieved'' she is ''far, far removed'' from her teenage years when she could barely make ends meet working in the US restaurant chain which requires waitresses to wear hot pants and show off their breasts in low-cut and tight T-shirts.

Asked what her worst job ever was, she told the new issue of Heat magazine: ''As soon as I turned 18, I started working. My first job was at Hooters, a restaurant and bar where the waitresses wear shorts and very tight T-shirts. But I didn't stay there very long - a lot of the customers believed that touching your ass was included in the service.

''Then, fortunately, I found a job at the Gap, where I could finally afford to buy everything I wanted with 50 per cent off.''

Now a Golden Globe-winning actress, the 44-year-old star says just because she has got to where she is, that doesn't mean she doesn't have other ''anxieties''.

She said: ''I am relieved and grateful to be far, far removed from the days when I couldn't pay my rent, but now I have other anxieties.

''I'm happy, but I am not so naive as to believe success allows you to escape all the pain and difficult moments that come with life.''

Amy has never been bothered by the spotlight and the only difference now is that she is careful about what she wears in public to avoid any embarrassing paparazzi pictures.

She said: ''I don't really think about it that much at all.

''The only thing that has changed in my life is that I have to think about how to dress when I got the supermarket and run errands like that.

''I don't really like to worry about that stuff, but after getting caught wearing a T-shirt and jeans, I've learned my lesson!''