While addressing the decision to retain her natural, red hair colour for the Warner Bros movie, the Trouble with the Curve actress revealed that the director will be "reimagining" the Superman character for next year's movie.
"This was a new idea, down to the hair colour," she told USA Today. "I knew people would want to talk about my hair colour. It was going to be a thing.
"Zack told me he didn't hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It's a whole reimagining."
Adams also revealed that she was a big fan of Margot Kidder's portrayal of the character from a young age.
"I grew up really loving (her)," she said. "I wasn't trying to be her, but I hope I do enough of a good job to have the same effect on young girls as Lois Lane had on me.
"I really loved seeing a woman represented as a modern woman in a superhero movie, and not even glamourised, really - she was kind of a troublemaker. She wasn't a typical heroine. I identified with her from a very young age."
Adams recently said that Lane "definitely gets herself in a lot of trouble" in the new film.
Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013.
Watch the trailer for Snyder's take on Superman below: