<P>Amy Adams has confessed she had to train hard to learn to catch for new baseball film Trouble With The Curve.</P>
The Muppets actress stars opposite Clint Eastwood in the film about an old baseball scout and his estranged daughter who try to repair their relationship.
Amy told The Guardian: "I do come from a family of athletic people, but I just don't have a propensity for catching balls.
"My hand-eye coordination is terrible, so I had to train a lot. But I do love being, I won't say it... it's that line from Grease: 'If you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter'."
But she added: "Learning how to catch, how to pitch, how to swing, I worked with a coach. It was really empowering, cause I've never been good at it. I realised I just was afraid of getting hit in the face with the ball. Wisely so, I guess, given that my current profession calls for people with intact faces. Oh God, this... it's like a minefield of balls-in-the-face jokes..."
The 38-year-old actress and mother, who had her big break playing a princess in Disney movie Enchanted, revealed director David O Russell saved her from being typecast by casting her as a waitress in his gritty drama The Wrestler.
Amy said: "He met me and he said: 'Oh you are so not a princess type - we'll have to do something about that!' He said: 'I just want to expose that side of you, and give you the opportunity to shed the whole princess thing, because that isn't who you are - it's just one aspect of the work you've done'."