Amanda Seyfried on 'Lovelace' Nudity: I Don't Know Why I'm Comfortable
Attending 2013 Sundance Film Festival to promote "Lovelace" recently, Amanda Seyfried took time to discuss some steamy scenes she had done for the Linda Lovelace movie. Speaking to IndieWire, the "Les Miserables" actress shared that the hardest part of the filming was recreating the "Deep Throat" scenes, but stressing that doing the naked scenes was easier to her.
"I don't know why I'm comfortable," she said of the racy scenes. "Nudity: whatever! Sex: we all do it. There's a time and a place to be naked [laughs]. 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."
She went, "I mean the graphic stuff is when he's 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. 'Chloe' is so graphic. And this is not."
The movie also required Seyfried to get physical with Peter Sarsgaard, who plays Lovelace's husband Chuck Traynor. Sharing how she built chemistry with the actor, the blond beauty said, "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. I guess I'm just insecure in that way. Peter... same thing," she opened up. "He was always covered up in that way. 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."
She emphasized further, "I don't know why I feel comfortable. 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."
Apart from speaking about "Lovelace", Seyfried recalled her best work so far. "I still look back at 'Mean Girls' as my best work," she claimed. "I was so innocent. I was so green. 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."
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