Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace: First Look!Reviewed by Adminnews on May 4.Rating: Amanda Seyfried plays the titular porn icon in Lovelace, the imminent biopic in regards to the ’70s adult film industry’s most famed Deep Throat practitioner. Amanda took over for Lindsay Lohan after producers cut her loose amid her never-ending legal woes
For seven years, different movie scripts about the Deep Throat actress Linda Lovelace circulated in Hollywood. Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris, Olivia Wilde and Kate Hudson were all interested in the role at various times but all either pulled out, concerned about the nudity and brutality, or were dropped, leading to whispers that the project was cursed.
Some agents reportedly wouldn’t even show the scripts to their clients for fear they would accept the role and it would damage their careers. But Amanda Seyfried, the perky American blonde who found fame as the star-struck Sophie in the film version of Mamma Mia!, has gone where others feared to tread: for three months she filmed Lovelace, immersing herself totally in the tragically troubled life of the actress who became the world’s first erotic superstar after famously starring in Deep Throat, the 1972 hardcore porn film that broke box-office records and became a cultural sensation.
When I talked with 26-year-old Seyfried a week after she wrapped her final scene, she was still recovering from her walk on the dark side and was, she says, “detoxing”. Talk of a curse doesn’t bother her, although she says: “I’m in a daze. It’s weird. It was a really challenging role and I don’t know how it’s going to go for me. It’s the first time I’ve ever had to play a real-life character and I took the experience home with me every night. It’s a really troubled story and I’m still getting over it.”
She is wearing a grey leather jacket and her shoulder-length hair is back to its natural blonde after going dark for the film. With her cherubic smile, Seyfried is not the first actress who springs to mind to portray Linda Lovelace, who lived a life of abuse and trauma. The porn star claimed in one of her autobiographies that her marriage to Chuck Traynor had been plagued by violence, rape, forced prostitution and private pornography. Following Deep Throat, she made two more movies and then denounced her pornography career, claiming she had been forced into it by Traynor (portrayed in the movie by Peter Sarsgaard) and for a while became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement. She died, aged 53, in 2002 from car crash injuries.
Lovelace also features Adam Brody as Lovelace’s Deep Throat co-star Harry Reems, Sarah Jessica Parker as Gloria Steinem and James Franco as Hugh Hefner. To prepare for her role, Seyfried read Lovelace’s autobiographies, watched her movies and talked to people in the pornography industry.
“It’s a huge responsibility to be the voice of somebody else, and it was very difficult because what she had to go through was so dark,” she says. “She was physically, verbally and sexually abused and it made for a very strange dynamic between her and her husband, who was also her captor. Her life was ruined by what happened to her.
“There was so much material available to me, which made it less daunting, but it’s definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”
Amanda Seyfried’s career has been on a sharp upward curve ever since Mamma Mia! She has a thriller, Gone, due out shortly, in which she plays a girl who sets out to find the serial killer who has kidnapped her sister; and next month she goes to New Orleans to join up with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe for the film version of Les Misérables, in which she plays Cosette.
“I was playing Cosette in recitals when I was 15, because I used to sing classical music, and now I’m actually going to play her – it’s a dream for me,” she says. “Getting back into singing has been tough, but awesome, too, because I haven’t lost what I had when I was 15; it’s only got better, so that’s a plus. “It’s so different going from Linda Lovelace, a porn-star-turned-feminist with a New York accent, to an 18-year-old Englishwoman – well, French actually, but I’ll be doing an English accent – so it’s going to be hard.”
After Mamma Mia!, Seyfried became deeply involved with her British co-star Dominic Cooper. He ended his 12-year relationship with girlfriend Joanna Carocan and she broke up with actor Micah Alberti so they could be together.
But their romance foundered after two years. “I got my heart broken pretty hard,” she says. “It changes you a little bit every time you either break someone’s heart or get your heart broken.”
Seyfried began her acting career at the age of nine in her home town of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and modelled from the age of 11 until she was 17, at the same time taking voice lessons, studying opera and training with a Broadway coach.
The following year she moved to Los Angeles and landed a recurring role in the soap opera All My Children and then made her movie debut in Mean Girls alongside Lindsay Lohan. When she is not on location, she lives in West Hollywood in a house she shares with her older sister Jennifer, a rock musician. “It’s nice to have her around,” says Amanda. “I’ve gone all over the world and got to travel and do these extraordinary things, but I’m still coming home to my sister and her cat and my dog every day.”
Another film about Linda Lovelace, called Inferno, is about to go into production with Malin Akerman as Lovelace and Matt Dillon as Traynor, so she knows that the success or failure of Lovelace lies with her performance. “The responsibility is huge, but I feel this is the beginning of something else and a new direction for me,” she says.
‘Gone’ opens on April 20. ‘Lovelace’ is out later this year
Amanda Seyfried stops by Dragon Herbs with her dog Finn on April 12, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. Amanda picked up some Chinese tonic herbs and then spends the afternoon with a friend in West Hollywood where the pair brought along her constant companion, dog Finn.
Amanda Seyfried, wearing a sheer top and cut off jean shorts, is accompanied by her dog Finn as she arrives at a Beverly Hills medical building. then later she walks with her dog Finn to a doctor’s appointment on April 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. US Weekly recently reported that Seyfried has been dating fellow actor Josh Hartnett since sometime in January.
Amanda Seyfried was spotted leaving the doctors in Beverly Hills, California. She wore a pair of the J Brand Mid-Rise Capri in Sugar Cane with the Jody Sweatshirt from the ready to wear line. These jeans fit Amanda really amazing. The cropped fit works really well with the print. I also like the little zip detail at the side of the sweater. It adds some interest.
I really like getting sightings of Amanda. She always looks so fresh and upbeat. She is rarely spotted looking angry. I also like how normal she seems. She does not look like someone who is in the business for fame.
The beautiful Amanda Seyfried was seen leaving a West Hollywood restaurant in Los Angeles, California with her dog Finn (not pictured) a couple of days ago.
I absolutely adore Amanda! I think sheâs so humble and down to earth. She wore a pair of Kasil Benatar jeans in Hitchhiker wash with flats and a grey sweater. The moment I saw these jeans, I thought they were amazing! The wash is so pretty! I love the crinkles and the fading, I think they are perfect! Iâve fallen in love with these!
Amanda was seen out with Josh Hartnett on Saturday, leaving the police station in Los Angeles with Josh Hartnett on Sunday. Yesterday she was seen donating to Goodwill store in Los Angeles and running other errands.
Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried is set to give lusty fans an eyeful in her Linda Lovelace biopic - the film’s producer insists the actress will be stripping off for full-frontal nude scenes.
The pretty blonde signed on as the porn star who became an anti-porn activist last year, and movie executive Patrick Muldoon reveals Seyfried is taking some big risks with the saucy role.
He tells Eonline.com, “It’s very risque and there will be lots of nakedness in the movie, especially for Seyfried. It’s a new thing for her.”
But the producer insists his star won’t be remembered for baring all in the film - fans will love her profound performance.
He adds, “She’s doing such an amazing job. We’re about two weeks into filming, and the movie’s going to be incredible.
"Thematically, it’s (movie) talking about how abusive the porn industry was to Linda Lovelace. Yes, there’s a lot of nudity, but it’s a message movie about respecting women." The actress will appear alongside Peter Sarsgaard in the film, while Demi Moore recently signed on to portray feminist Gloria Steinem.
Amanda Seyfried, beautiful American actress was caught by paparazzi in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday (December 27). 26-year-old babe put forward a casual look that was comfy as well as stylish.
‘Red Riding Hood’ actress was looking effortlessly chic in a dark top. She styled her top with a pair of hot red skinny jeans.
American beauty, Amanda Seyfried finished off her look with a pair of ballet flats. She was also carrying a black designer handbag and rocked dark shades. She left her hair loose in natural way. On the whole, Amanda Seyfried’s look was elegant, cool and super comfy.