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What's Amy Adams' secret to success? Hard work and dedication? LOL. This is Hollywood, so obviously it's all about the hair color. The 42-year-old actress, who has been nominated for five Oscars, says she didn't start getting cast in movies until she gave up her natural hair color (strawberry blonde) and became a redhead.

“Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb,” said Adams, while speaking at a New York Times-hosted event yesterday, People reports.

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"But in all seriousness, it’s just hair color," she continued. "It was really fascinating to see just one element of yourself change people’s perception and that became a very powerful tool for me even in my acting."

Got that, folks? Blondes are dumb. Redheads are fun! And strawberry-blondes don't have any good stereotypes, so they don't get hired. The important lesson here is that no matter how talented you are, you won't get the job unless you fit certain narrow physical stereotypes. But then again—I'm a strawberry-blonde, so what do I know?

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Sources: People