Actress Amanda Seyfried has spoken out about her role in her new biopic movie, Lovelace.
She described her nude scenes in the film as “liberating”. She has also shared her fears that the new movie, also starring James Franco, Sharon Stone and Peter Sarsgaard: “could ruin [her] career… This is the riskiest thing that’s happening in Hollywood right now.
The film portrays pornstar Linda Lovelace from the ages of twenty to thirty-two and her tumultuous marriage with Chuck (Peter Sarsgaard) and her fame in the industry.
Years after Lovelace shot to fame with her film, Deep Throat, she came out and revealed the darker side of the industry. Lovelace shared stories of her abusive mother, played by Sharon Stone in the film, and her husband who forced her into the industry.
Seyfried said: “I’ll always consider any kind of questionable content, the darker the better for me. There isn’t a lot out there that’s really well written and ready to be shot as perfectly as this was.”
The twenty-seven-year-old explained: “It’s funny, because I felt liberated when I was doing it. I’m sure people that are very protective of me wouldn’t feel very comfortable with that. But it’s like, what’s the big deal?”
Although best known for movies such as Mean Girls, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, Seyfried is no stranger to more risqué roles. In 2009, she played a young escort hired by Julianne Moore to seduce her husband (Liam Neeson) in the film Chloe.
With a limited release on August 9th in the U.S, the film has received mixed reviews. It scored an even fifty percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Lovelace will be released in UK cinemas on August 23rd.