Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried Talks Coming Undone As Linda Lovelace [Exclusive]

More often than not there comes a time in a young actress’ career where the road of quality versus quantity splits into two. While the decision may not be obvious, for Amanda Seyfried, the precedence has been set in her latest project Lovelace.

Once a blonde ingénue, known for playing the super virgin in Les Misérables, or the charming dimwitted friend in Mean Girls, Seyfried turns a corner while playing to her strengths. Seyfried is more than the sum of her parts from past roles as she portrays both the humorous spunk and vulnerability needed to understand such a complex character. As Linda Lovelace she opens herself wide both literally and figuratively for an awakening performance.

Lovelace is a cautionary tale that sets up the story of a small town girl thrust into the so-called glamorous world of porn. Linda Lovelace marvels at her liberation for the first time, and falls into a deep relationship with boyfriend turned husband Chuck Traynor. The audience sees the inner workings of a young girl turned into a legend overnight.

Interesting enough, the second half of the film peels back the curtain to reveal the abuse and danger Lovelace endured behind the veneer while making Deep Throat. With Seyfried’s bold performance at the forefront, the biopic rips through the stigmatized world and puts a very different spotlight on an otherwise misunderstood woman.

The Inquisitr’s Niki Cruz participated in a press conference with Amanda Seyfried, as she discussed her first challenging role.

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THE INQUISITR: With Linda Lovelace’s novel, when it first came out people didn’t know what to think. Many people had different opinions on whether or not she was telling the truth. What was your belief after doing the film?

AMANDA SEYFRIED: I’m a pretty cynical person, so I knew right off the bat when I entered into this project that I was going to have to leave that at the door. Only because I was embodying her and my job is to validate her in a lot of ways.

THE INQUISITR: What was the challenge of playing her?

SEYFRIED: The challenge was the responsibility of playing her, especially because we were in touch with her kids. We wanted to justify her, and to reiterate what she was trying to get across. Also playing a real person in general is really hard. I had never done it before. Maybe it would have been even harder if she were alive, but that was truly the biggest challenge. Honestly I didn’t have that much hesitation, and apparently a lot of people did, which is why I was lucky enough for it to come to me.

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