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Amanda Seyfried talks playing Linda Lovelace, clip of 'Lovelace' revealed (Video)

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

A clip featuring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace in the sexually charged film Lovelace has surfaced.



Playing at the Sundance Film Festival, Seyfried is seen taking on the character of Lovelace, an abused woman in the adult film industry who later turns to advocate against the porn industry. Huffington Post notes Seyfried’s brunette due, complete with a burgundy swimsuit with sexy cutouts.

Seyfried has opened up about her delving into her iconic character and moving on to her Golden Globe nominated character in Les Miserables. She explains according to Associated Press, “I had a hard time letting go of Linda at the end of the movie," she said. "I had a really intense time with (co-star) Peter Sarsgaard. I think we both had a hard time letting go because we went to these places.”

Les Miserables was actually the 27-year-old actress’ escape from the abusive mindset, a role her friends even warned her would be dangerous.

Continuing she notes, "He played a man who consistently beat his wife. And I played a woman who was raped and abused, psychologically and physically. I was constantly taking my clothes off. I didn't have an issue with that. She had an issue with that. So it was a lot. And the only thing that helped was getting onto Les Mis."

The Big Love actress explains she wanted to be able to relate to her character, bring out the real Linda Lovelace and not the woman everyone assumed she was. Seyfried notes how Lovelace was “exploited” and how she “comes from a place of innocence.”

“You've got to know your boundaries and you've got to know how to speak for yourself. But unfortunately she didn't have that freedom like I do. She had a husband that literally wouldn't allow her to go to the bathroom without asking."

Seyfried is “afraid” how the film will be received and how the audience will “perceive her.”

Check out the clip and let us know what you think of Seyfried as the iconic Linda Lovelace.

 

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