Amanda Seyfried hits the Sundance premiere of her new movie. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Playing a porn star might be intimidating for some actresses, but not Amanda Seyfried!
The 27-year-old, who stars as Linda Lovelace in the new biopic "Lovelace," says that for her, the nudity and sex scenes required in her latest film weren't a problem at all.
"Nudity: whatever! Sex: we all do it. There's a time and a place to be naked," Seyfried reveals in a new interview with Indiewire. "There's no part in this movie that makes me think, 'Oh, wow, she's naked.' She's a porn star! We simulated some scenes but there's no graphic content in this movie, at all. I mean the graphic stuff is when [Lovelace's husband and manager Chuck Traynor, played by Peter Sarsgaard is] raping me on my wedding night. You see my skirt go up over my head when I'm being gang raped, but it's like so perfectly done."
Seyfried says that her leading man, Sarsgaard, shared her laid-back attitude about the adult scenes in the film.
"Both of us are not shy about our private parts. We also weren't walking around with our genitals out; our bottom half genitals. That might have been a little strange for me. I don't really have any interest in people seeing my vagina. It's just a personal thing. I don't mind seeing other people's vaginas," Seyfried explains. "I think it's just our mutual understanding of we needed to be naked a lot of points in the movie and it wasn't a big deal. It's like a costume."
"I don't know why I feel comfortable," she continues. "To be honest, when I was younger, I was terrified of sex. I don't know what happened over the years. I now have an appreciation for it, for people who don't put so much heaviness on it."
Surprisingly, the "Les Miserables" actress reveals that she considers her performance in a much lighter movie, 2004's "Mean Girls," to be her "best work."
Seyfried co-stars in Mean Girls. (Paramount Pictures)
"I was so innocent. I was so green," Seyfried says. "I look back and I'm like, 'Really, I thought I was doing a terrible job.' But it was written so well and so wonderfully directed. Mark Waters (the director) made me look good; he made me funny. And Tina Fey wrote the coolest script of all time. I'm so grateful for every experience."
When asked whether she feels as though she's entered a new stage in her career with "Lovelace," Seyfried responds with an unequivocal yes.
"It does feel like a new stage because it is a high-profile role and I did work my ass off," she shares. "I also had the best experience of my life. It was very intimate; it was very dark. It was surreal at times. I got to experience amazing things in a small amount of time with amazing people. I'm an actor. I love acting. Hopefully I'll get to do it for the rest of my life. There's nothing else I feel like I'm good at. I'm on a cloud right now."
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