Amanda Seyfried puts her career before love.

The 24-year-old star - who has been dating the British actor Dominic Cooper since they met on the set of 'Mamma Mia!' in 2008 - admitted she would put her career in Hollywood before any man in her life.

Speaking of her role in the movie 'Letters to Juliet' she said: "My character was very motivated by her job and not by her love life, which is kind of normal for a girl her age. I know it is for me. Sometimes I focus less on my relationship and more on my career."

The actress also claimed that being in a relationship can become "very warped" when you're so in love with somebody.

She told Parade.com: "I think it's Common to meet somebody and fall in love right away, but the rest isn't easy. When you're in love, sometimes you just can't see it realistically. The world inside a relationship can be very warped because of feelings and memories, and it all becomes jumbled."

Amanda admitted her own trans-Atlantic relationship with Dominic, 31, had been quite a challenge at times.

She said: "It's never easy to be separated from someone you love. When your love lives in another country, it's a lot of miles on airplanes, a lot of distance in space and in time. I always find it hard, even after you're separated even for just a few days."