Seyfried delves into dark material in Lovelace
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - It took the French Revolution to pull Amanda Seyfried away from her role as '70s porn star Linda Lovelace.
Seyfried delved deep into her character in the biopic Lovelace, which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
The 27-year-old actress says she was only able to shed the dark role by playing Cosette in the Oscar-nominated Les Miserables. "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.
"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."