Actress Amy Adams is hoping more people follow her lead and start saluting returning soldiers by performing good deeds for them.

The Man of Steel star hit headlines recently when she gave up her first-class seat on a flight from Detroit, Michigan to Los Angeles so a military man could travel home in comfort.

Adams is thrilled the story became such a big deal, but she didn't like the fact the attention was turned on her, and not the soldier.

She tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "I feel like a lot of attention has been paid to me, and I'm grateful that people are latching onto a positive story, but the whole point was to draw attention to the soldier.

"I wish more people were paying attention to him right now - or to them."