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!
The Finder is slated to debut on Thursdays, Jan. 2012 at 9 pm EST on Fox.
This pilot season is really turning out to be Six Degrees of Soap-eration. First As The World Turns alum Alexandra Chando and General Hospital's Tyler Christopher end up cast in ABC Family's The Lying Game, a show being helmed by former soap scribe Chuck Pratt (Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Sunset Beach, All My Children), now comes word that former Sunset Beach and One Life to Live beauty Sherri Saum will be playing the daughter of The Young and the Restless guest star Eric Roberts (who also starred in Another World and How to Survive a Marriage) in the ABC primetime soap pilot Grace!
Deadline is reporting The Young and the Restless' Eric Roberts has been cast in the ABC pilot Grace. Roberts will play Michael Grace, a well renowned choreographer with three girls by three baby mamas, who also sleeps with his dancers. Grace is on the verge of losing his dance studio when once of his daughters, saves the day and become the studio's manager.
Apparently The Young and the Restless’s Eric Roberts isn’t a big fan of Kate Gosselin’s parenting. On November 1, Roberts tweeted “I know she's fading from the news, but hopefully someone's still got their eye on the wellbeing of her kids. Kate Gosselin is a child abuser.” In an interview with Small Town Gosselins, Roberts was asked about his tweet, to which he responded.
Small Town Gosselins: Your tweet about Kate Gosselin was quite passionate. What exactly precipitated it?
Eric: Simple, really. Thank goodness there is footage of Gosselin hitting her kids, and apparently feeling fine about it. I say thank goodness, because behind closed doors makes it that much tougher to stop. All I ask is that any caring parent or non-parent take a few minutes to read material from Alice Miller's FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, or visit this site www.naturalchild.org, or listen to the audio book THE NATURAL CHILD, or review materials from Prevent Child Abuse America and then decide.