Amanda Seyfried feared her latest acting role would ruin her Hollywood career.
The 27-year-old actress appears naked in her new movie, Lovelace, in which she plays a 1970's porn star, and despite calling the experience "liberating," the blonde star believes taking on the role was a huge risk. "This is the riskiest thing that's happening in Hollywood right now. The first thing you think about is that it could ruin my career," she said.
The L' actress previously claimed that despite her initial hesitations to appear naked on the big screen, it was much easier than she thought it would be:
"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? Growing up I was made to feel nudity was wrong because everything was always censored in movies, and it was just like, why are we covering ourselves up? It didn't seem as scary as I thought it was [going to be]. It was astonishing how quickly I was able to jump in whole-heartedly."
Amanda Seyfried used a popsicle when pretending to give Peter Sarsgaard oral sex.
The blonde actress had to film the raunchy scenes with the actor in movie Lovelace - a biopic of infamous porn actress Linda Lovelace - and in order to make the sexual acts look convincing, she decided to use the icy treat as a prop.
"We were doing a sex scene where I was supposed to be going down on Peter Sarsgaard. We used a popsicle, and I had my arms covering the popsicle. It was footage that he was going to show the Deep Throat guy, to get her into the movie, to get her cast. I was laughing hysterically throughout. I couldn't stop laughing."
Amanda also says she's become more realistic as her career goes on as she knows Hollywood is a tough place to work in. Speaking about her first big movie, Mean Girls, she told Vanity Fair, "Back then I thought every movie that was made found an audience and things were all stars and butterflies, before I developed a relationship with this world."
James Franco is in negotiations to play Hugh Hefner in Lovelace.
The 127 Hours actor may portray the Playboy magazine founder in the movie starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace - best known for her starring role in porn movie Deep Throat - after passing on the opportunity to play her husband Chuck Traynor.
The role would be a cameo and only require one day of shooting, but talks have not yet been completed to find a date suitable for him, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A heavy-hitting cast including Sharon Stone, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris Noth and Juno Temple are already signed on to star.
Production on the project is already underway, with shooting in Los Angeles beginning last week. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are directing the picture.
James - who earlier this year put in a turn as presenter when he hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway - has a number of movies coming up, including Wizard of Oz prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful and Spring Breakers.
Lohan was set to play porn star Linda Lovelace, but was replaced following her extended stay at the Betty Ford Center. Malin Akerman will play the role instead, and Wilder is pleased with the call.
“I love working with her,” he said of Akerman. “She is sensitive and hard-working and I think it’s a great decision for our project.”
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UPDATE: It's being reported that Malin Ackerman (Watchmen) has been given the role.
Despite claims that they would wait for their lead actress, the creators behind Inferno will now be recasting their film.
The biopic about adult film star Linda Lovelace was to have starred Lindsay Lohan. The producers felt so strongly about their casting choice, they even delayed production to accommodate her jail/rehab stints. Now, they’ve decided to move on altogether.
"We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan," director Matthew Wilder said. "We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard."
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Despite rumors to the contrary, Lindsay Lohan will still play the title role in the film Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.
Producer Chris Handley re-confirmed the casting decision after Dina Lohan, Lindsay’s mom, called him personally. She was concerned about the media gossip that Linds has been replaced on the project by Sarah Scott.
Here’s the statement:
“The producers and director of Inferno, the story of Linda Lovelace, have been aware of certain media articles indicating there had been some alternative actors considered for the Lovelace role other than Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay’s mother Dina Lohan called the director yesterday concerned that there was some truth to the statements. These stories are completely unfounded and untrue: the producers have been, and continue to be committed to Lindsay in this lead role and are confident that there is no actress that can achieve the dramatic level we require of this role other than Lindsay.”
This, of course, raises an important question: who the &$%# is Linda Lovelace? Lovelace was a former pornographic film star who’s biggest claim to fame stems from her role in the porn classic Deep Throat. Later, she became a big advocate in the anti-pornography movement.
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Despite her blatant lying about partying in Cannes, a few new photos (check out another one after the jump) from Lindsay Lohan’s photographer friend Tyler Shields says that the actress just may be serious about portraying 1970’s porn star Linda Lovelace of Deep Throat fame.
Shields posted a few photos that he, Lohan, and director Matthew Wilder collaborated on, in an effort to hype up Inferno.
Flashback to the seventies! Do you think that Lohan can kick the booze, hone her acting skills, and pull this off?
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UPDATE: Fox411.com is now reporting that Lohan has some “reservations” and has not yet officially signed on.
Lindsay Lohan‘s come a long way since her years as a Disney star. It’s just been confirmed that the troubled actress will play Linda Lovelace in the independent movie Inferno.
Lovelace, real name Linda Susan Boreman, was a porn star best known for her work in 1972’s Deep Throat.
“We’ve all thought that Lindsay would be a great choice for a while now, and we’re all convinced that she is going to do it,” producer Wali Razaqi said. “For at least a year, the director Matthew Wilder and I have gone back and forth imagining how awesome of a performance she could give if she was in the movie.”
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