When photographer Mario Sorrenti peered into his viewfinder on the set of Max Mara’s fall accessories campaign shoot, Amy Adams didn’t have to, well, put on an act. “They wanted to find what was authentic about me and weren’t looking for me to create something,” she says of collaborating with the Italian fashion house. “They’re a brand that’s interested in femininity in a very original way.” And much like her style icon Grace Kelly, Adams’s down-to-earth demeanor is captured in Sorrenti’s recently released video for the label.

Watch the footage here and you’ll get the scoop on the actress’s surprisingly simple secret to staying grounded:

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