Reviews are beginning to come in from the Sundance Film Festival for Amanda Seyfried’s (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns) new film Lovelace. The film is based on the life of porn star Linda Lovelace and the iconic film Deep Throat.
The Lovelace cast includes: Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco (ex-Franco, General Hospital), Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Adam Debi Mazar and Eric Roberts (ex-Vance Abrams, The Young and the Restless). The Hollywood Reporter called it surprisingly good.
Given all the ways a project like this could have gone wrong, the result is surprisingly good on several fronts, beginning with a shrewd structure that fosters an intelligent dual perspective on the public and private aspects of the Deep Throat phenomenon.
Indiewire caught up with Seyfried after the Sundance premiere to talk about the film. In the interview she reveals she views Mean Girls as her best work.
Do you ever think back to your breakout turn in “Mean Girls,” and go, “Wow, I can’t believe how far I’ve come?”
Oh yeah, always! It’s been such a slow move for me. And I’m really lucky because I got to experience each thing as it came, as opposed to being bombarded with all this attention. It’s always been slow. People say, “Oh, breakout star overnight,” to these actors of my generation. It must be hard to get all that attention and know what’s real at the end of the day. And luckily a lot of them do and they’re real people… I can call them my peers and I’m super proud.
Also, I’ve just worked a long time. I’ve gotten a lot of cool opportunities here and there and I’ve made some good choices with the help of my amazing team. I was with them since I was 16. It all feels right; it feels good. I still look back at “Mean Girls” as my best work.
Watch a preview from Lovelace after the jump!
Julianne Moore (ex-Frannie Hughes, As the World Turns) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children) were among the former soap actresses who sparkled on the 70th Annual Golden Globes red carpet on January 13, in Los Angeles. See more red carpet photos after the jump!
Former All My Children and As the World Turns star Amanda Seyfried looked stunning at the premiere of Les Miserables on December 10. Seyfried’s co-star Anne Hathaway showed a little leg on the Ziegfeld Theatre’s red carpet. See more photos from the American premiere of Les Miserables premiere after the jump! READ MORE
With the election season in full swing, Hollywood has rolled out a campaign encouraging American’s to vote in this year’s election. Comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres joined Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Selena Gomez, Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Benicio Del Toro, Sarah Silverman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and soap grad Amanda Seyfried in the bipartisan campaign Vote 4 Stuff.
DiCaprio told the Associated Press:
"This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime," said DiCaprio, whose production company, Appian Way, is a producer of Vote 4 Stuff. "We are using the power of social media throughout the Vote 4 Stuff campaign to incite bipartisan conversation around real issues, encourage registration and voting in November."
The tongue-in-cheek video features stars saying what they’d vote for. Zac Efron claims he’d vote to keep tigers out of school and for more high fives. Deltoro would cast his ballot for 4-day weekends. Ellen claims she’d vote to give women the right to vote. Watch the Vote 4 Stuff video after the jump! READ MORE
Remember when Amanda Seyfried portrayed sweet little Joni on All My Children opposite Michael B. Jordan’s Reggie? Boy oh boy has she grown up! The Red Riding Hood and Dear John actress plays porn star Linda Lovelace—who rose to fame with the adult film Deep Throat—in the upcoming movie Lovelace. The official poster for the flick has been released, teasing audiences with the juicy tagline “X Marks the Legend.”
In a joint interview for Backstage with her Dear John costar Channing Tatum, the subject of Amanda Seyfried's short-lived stint as Lucy on As The World Turns came up.
Seyfried: I'll be honest, I was pretty bad starting out. When I was 15, I was on "As the World Turns," and I was so bad they had to ship my character off.
Back Stage: Are you sure it was because of you—it wasn't a story-line decision?
Seyfried: It was absolutely, without a doubt, because I was that bad. I was so uncomfortable. I had it in me, but if you aren't comfortable, you can't access your skill.
Now that's what I call self awareness!