Tv network bosses at America's NBC have confirmed producers of the Today show cancelled a planned interview with Amy Adams on Monday (22Dec14) after she refused to talk about the Sony hacking scandal.

The Oscar winner was caught up in the controversy when details of her salary for American Hustle were leaked as part of the security breach, but she didn't want to discuss it on live Tv.

In a statement released on Tuesday (23Dec14), a representative for the morning show said, "As a news programme, the Today show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews.

"In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made, and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview."

Adams was billed to promote her new film Big Eyes on the news show.

A statement from The Weinstein Company - the film firm behind the movie - reads: "We firmly stand behind Amy Adams. We've been lucky enough to have had her talents grace several of our films. We are certain her fellow actors and directors would all agree, she is nothing but the consummate professional both on and off set.

"Amy decided to speak up for herself and express her disappointment that Today would feel the need to ask her a question she did not feel comfortable, and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show."