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Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams graces the cover of the May issue of W. In the cover story, she discusses the Oscars, working with Meryl Streep, and wondering what would've happened if she'd never left the Gap to take her first acting role. The magazine is available at newsstands on April 21, but we have a sneak peak for you...

ON BEING NOMINATED FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR HER ROLE AS SISTER JAMES IN "DOUBT" AT THIS YEAR'S ACADEMY AWARDS... "I just was so reflective the whole evening on how I came to be sitting in that room. At one point my fiancé was like, 'You feel distant.' And I said, 'I am! I can't even talk to you!' I was there at the Oscars thinking, What if I never left the Gap?"

ON STRIVING TO BE ONE OF THE "COOL" GIRLS IN HIGH-SCHOOL... "I'd hated school. The people were indifferent toward me, and that's the worst thing in my mind. We were defined by the clothes we bought at the mall. If I didn't get things on clearance, I wasn't getting them. I would make fake Guess jeans by buying a cheaper brand with a triangle label and then cutting it off so you could still see the triangle outline. It's so sad that I did that! But I really wanted to be one of those girls."

The complete W photo shoot with Amy Adams

ON HAVING YET TO PLAN HER WEDDING WITH FIANCÉ FOR ALMOST A YEAR, ACTOR DARREN LE GALLO... "I have a reputation as a poor planner, so expectations are pretty low. When I have people to my house for dinner and tell them it's casual, they think that means don't wear high heels, but I mean, 'You'll be getting your own forks out of the drawer.'"

ON LOOKING YOUNGER THAN HER 34 YEARS... "I ordered a glass of champagne on the plane today, and the flight attendant asked, 'Are you old enough to drink?' I was like, 'I'm old enough to worry about being infertile, so yes!'"

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