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Amy Adams In 'The Master': What's Her Character's Name?

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08:  Actress Amy Adams speaks at 'The Master' Press Conference during the 2012 Toronto International
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Actress Amy Adams speaks at 'The Master' Press Conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sarjoun Faour Photography/Getty Images)

Amy Adams has received some of the best reviews of her career for playing Peggy Dodd in "The Master." Which is confusing for those who thought her name was something else.

Over the last few months, Adams' character in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, which was partially inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, has often been referred to as Mary Sue Dodd. In April, the New York Times noted that both Hubbard and Philip Seymour Hoffman's character in the film, Lancaster Dodd, had wives named Mary Sue. After Anderson screened "The Master" for Tom Cruise in May (something the director later confirmed), HuffPost Entertainment wrote a post calling Adams by that name as well. Early reviews of "The Master" posted by The Hollywood Reporter and Movie City News also referred to Adams' character as Mary Sue, as did Reuters coverage of a press conference for the film held at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.

However with "The Master" out on Friday, numerous critics are calling Adams' character by the name Peggy -- including A.O. Scott in the New York Times.

Meanwhile, both Rotten Tomatoes and Wikipedia list Adams' character as Mary Sue and Peggy. (IMDb has her listed as just Peggy, as do production notes for "The Master.")

Why is there such confusion about the name of Adams' character? It could trace back to a script review of "The Master" posted by The Playlist in 2010. The site noted that Lancaster's wife was called Mary Sue in the original Anderson screenplay, though how much of that script wound up being used in the version of "The Master" in theaters now is unclear.

HuffPost Entertainment reached out to The Weinstein Company to confirm the name of Adams' character. Per the studio, it is Peggy Dodd.

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