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Amanda Seyfried thinks people are ''rolling their eyes'' at her.''
Amanda Seyfried thinks people are ''rolling their eyes'' at her.
The 31-year-old actress believes the public look at her with disdain just because of her job as an actress, as well as her celebrity status.
Speaking to Stylist magazine, the golden-haired beauty said: ''As an actor, I know people are probably rolling their eyes [at me]. A lot of people are like, 'F**k these celebrities, what do they know?'''
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Thinks People Are 'rolling Their Eyes' At Her
Ahead of the birth of their first child, Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski secretly wed in the country.
Getting away from the media drama over the recently stolen and leaked photos of Amanda Seyfried, congratulations are in order for the actress, whose partner Thomas Sadoski has just revealed that they got secretly married five days ago after getting engaged in September 2016.
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski had a secret wedding on Sunday
The 'Life in Pieces' star wasn't hesitant at all in informing James Corden on 'The Late Late Show' that his fiancee Amanda Seyfried was now his wife as of last Sunday (March 12th 2017) - seven months to the day since they got engaged. They didn't have a big ceremony; it was a spontaneous decision, they wrote their own vows and they spent the most amazing day together.
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Eloped With Thomas Sadoski Less Than A Week Ago
Harriet Lauler knows that she is in the twilight years of her life, and has had a long time to contemplate her legacy as a successful entrepreneur after she's gone. She's not willing to leave the writing of her obituary to chance, and so enlists the help of a the obituary writer at the Bristol Gazette Anne Sherman to write it the way she wants. Anne tracks down a bunch of people from Harriet's life to get a taste of the sort of woman she was - unfortunately, no-one appears to have a single nice thing to say about her. Harriet is determined to touch someone's life in an important way before she goes and visits a youth centre to get started. It's there she meets an adorable, street-smart young girl named Brenda who she employs as her 'intern' when she decides to become a DJ at the local radio station. The more Anne gets to know this woman, however, the more she finds her own life being changed by her new friend.
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Of course the announcement was made on October 3rd.
Mean Girls The Musical has finally been given a launch date!
The stage adaptation of the hit 2004 comedy will have its world premiere in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2017.
Continue reading: 'Mean Girls: The Musical' To Premiere Next Year In Washington D.C.
Their whirlwind romance prompts wedding bells.
Amanda Seyfried is engaged to be married to her partner of six months Thomas Sadoski, with the latter having reportedly popped the question last week. The pair starred alongside each other in Mark Pellington's comedy film 'The Last Word' earlier this year after first meeting in 2015.
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski have got engaged
30-year-old Seyfried began dating 40-year-old Sadoski in March, during which month they were scene spending time together ahead of filming 'The Last Word' in New York City and playing with the actress' beloved pooch Finn. Last week (September 6th 2016), Seyfried was spotted sporting a ring on the ring finger of her left hand as she walked her dog.
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried And Thomas Sadoski Are Engaged After Just Six Months
The cult classic series will be back on our screens in 2017.
Fans have been waiting 25 years to return to ‘Twin Peaks’ and on Friday they were given their first taste of the show’s upcoming third series. While production has only just got under way, the minute-long trailer was enough to wet the appetite of fans who have been longing to revisit the small Washington town.
Kyle MacLachlan will return as Special Agent Dale Cooper in the new ‘Twin Peaks’ series.
The clip began showing the areas famous scenery as the town’s familiar road sign: "Welcome to Twin Peaks. Population 51,201,” is being rehung. A member of the crew then says: "There's a lot of holy places up here.”
Continue reading: 'Twin Peaks' Teases Fans With Mysterious Trailer [Watch]
This may look like it's going to be a zany Christmas romp, but it's really a warm exploration of family connections, essentially an American take on Love Actually's multi-strand comedy-drama. At least it has an unusually strong cast and moments of hilarity scattered throughout the story. And while it's never very deep, the themes are strongly resonant.
The Cooper family is gathering for what Charlotte (Diane Keaton) hopes will be one last perfect Christmas together. She knows that her 40-year marriage to Sam (John Goodman) is on the brink, but is ignoring that to plan a massive dinner. Their son Hank (Ed Helms) is stinging from divorce and unemployment, while daughter Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) has picked up a hunky soldier (Jake Lacy) in the airport and asks him to pose as her boyfriend so her family will stop asking about her love life. Meanwhile, Charlotte's father Bucky (Alan Arkin) is trying to cheer up his favourite waitress (Amanda Seyfried), and Charlotte's sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) is delayed when a cop (Anthony Mackie) arrests her for shoplifting.
Narrated with wry joviality by Steve Martin, the interwoven stories are fairly simplistic, but each touches a raw nerve. And the above-average cast brings out the underlying themes without overplaying their scenes. Keaton and Goodman add subtle shades to the slightly undemanding central roles, while Arkin finds a couple of new textures to his usual twinkly grandad persona. Helms and Wilde strike the right balance in their intriguingly unlikeable roles, while Tomei gets the most complex character as a woman who feels like she's merely watched her life drift along. By contrast, the outsiders played by Seyfried, Lacy and Mackie are much less defined, but each actor brings just enough magnetic energy. The most wasted performer is June Squibb, as a ditzy old aunt who's little more than the requisite gross-out relative.
Continue reading: Love The Coopers (aka Christmas With The Coopers) Review
Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts) are a middle-aged married couple struggling to keep up with their quickly ageing bodies and still feeling like they're in their twenties. They're tired of pretending to be grown up and the thought of having children becomes an evermore difficult decision. Filmmaker Josh soon meets a 25-year-old couple named Darby (Amanda Seyfried) and Jamie (Adam Driver); a couple that still have their whole lives ahead of them and bathe Josh and Cornelia in a comforting wave of nostalgia. Cornelia has reservations about spending their time with people so much younger than them, but it soon becomes clear that their presence has given Josh a new lease of life and made them realise that they don't have act the age they're expected to act, and they are free to let go to; that is, at least, until Josh is diagnosed with arthritis.
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Joe Wright's 'Pan' reveals what happened before Peter Pan met the Lost Boys.
An extraordinary re-telling of a time-honoured fairy story, Peter Pan is set to hit the big screen once again in 'Pan'; a tale of how this young boy who never grows up discovered his remarkable powers in the first place.
Hugh Jackman is the fearsome Blackbeard
Ever wondered how Peter Pan became known as Peter Pan in the first place? 'Pan' reveals his lonely beginnings in an orphanage and how he is desperately searching for his mother having only a letter and a strange metal pendant to remember her by. Soon he finds himself kidnapped by brutal flying pirates led by Blackbeard and taken to Neverland - a world of fairies and mermaids, and the place where he befriends a young James Hook who wasn't always so evil himself.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Xavier Dolan and Sam Claflin premiere new films in London's Leicester Square, while in New York Bill Murray and Naomi Watts premiere St Vincent and Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried shoot Ted 2. And Bradley Cooper releases a new trailer...
The London Film Festival kicked off this week with the UK premiere of The Imitation Game, attended by stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. It was a rainy red carpet on Leicester Square, but everyone went on to party into the night after the screening.
After A Million Ways got the cold shoulder, where are we with Ted 2?
Seth Macfarlane really wants to be a movie star. And we get it, we really do, but that isn’t enough to justify the existence of A Million Ways to Die in the West. Critics are pegging Macfarlane’s latest as “astonishingly lazy” (TIME Magazine) and “altogether wrongheaded” (Film School Rejects) and its overall 34% score on Rotten Tomatoes means that this one is easily skippable.
Seth Macfarlane's latest wasn't worth the hype.
The only hope Macfarlane has of redeeming himself as a writer and, to an extent, as a director, is for his other project, Ted 2, to be a stellar success. So where are we with that one?
Continue reading: Ok, Seth Macfarlane, You've Had Your Fun, Now Where Are We With "Ted 2"?
The 'Mean Girls' actress and writer hasn't got a sequel in the pipeline.
Tina Fey has put a stop to all the Mean Girls sequel rumours that have been circulating lately, saying that a follow-up to the oft-quoted 2004 teen hit is out of the question. Fans are largely split between two camps: those who would love to see a sequel with Lindsay Lohan and the original crew, and those who think another film would be laboured, unnecessary and run the risk of damaging the appeal of its predecessor.
Tina Fey Has Shot Down Rumours Of A 'Mean Girls' Sequel.
Fey and Lohan appeared on Jimmy Fallon's first episode of The Tonight Show last month where they addressed the calls for more Means Girls action. The 30 Rock star said that whilst there was an argument for temporarily reuniting the cast - 19th April will mark the film's 10 year anniversary - there was little chance that any plans would be made for another film.
Amanda Seyfried will step in as the new leading lady, replacing Mila Kunis as Mark Wahlberg's love interest, for the forthcoming sequel to Seth MacFarlane's 2012 hit-comedy flick 'Ted'.
Look out Mila Kunis, it is Amanda Seyfried's turn to play alongside Mark Wahlberg.
The 28 year-old actress has been announced as the new lead lady for Seth MacFarlane's sequel to his 2012 hit-comedy 'Ted', Deadline reports.
In the first film, Kunis played the longtime girlfriend of Walhberg's character, who wanted to eventually get married, but one thing kept getting in the way...a foul-mouthed teddy bear.
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Replaces Mila Kunis As Female Lead In 'Ted 2'
Matt Damon in Elysium could be your best bet
As the rain descends upon Britain – those fleeting weeks of sun a distant memory – spending the evening at the cinema with an over-priced box of popcorn and a drink that’ll go flat within seconds is a far better prospect than sitting in some park trying to cook a burger on a £2 portable BBQ.
But your cinema fun has a lot to do with what’s on that massive screen in front of you; what’s more, it’s up to you what that is. So check out this weekend’s best films and their reviews to get a taste of what to say when the box office assistant says “which film?”
Amanda Seyfried is dating actor Justin Long, according to reports on a US entertainment website. The couple were spotted together at the July 30th premiere of 'Lovelace', Seyfried's latest film.
Amanda Seyfried is allegedly dating actor Justin Long. Sources, speaking to US Weekly, say the couple were seen together at the Lovelace premiere, the recently released film in which Seyfried stars. The source, who was allegedly at the premiere, said "they weren't making out or anything like that, but they were just inseparable during the event. He hung out when she talked with others" and that "Justin stayed close to Amanda all night."
Amanda Seyfried at a screening of Lovelace held at the May Fair Hotel in London.
It is not certain how the couple met but a source told US that "they recently started hanging out more, going on date-like activities." However, the source added "they're both busy, but they're seeing where it goes."
An exciting week for news was dominated by the announcement that Bruce Willis has left The Expendables 3 in a dispute over money, apparently seeking $1 million a day for a shoot in Bulgaria. Elsewhere, it's great news for fans of Dustin Hoffman after The Graduate star was given the all-clear from cancer, and Miley Cyrus confirmed the title of her new album.
$1 Million A Day? Bruce Willis is officially out of The Expendables 3, having been replaced by Harrison Ford. The thing is, there appears to have been an almighty dispute over money, leaving Sylvester Stallone at odds with his former friend. Is Bruce worth $1 million a day? Check out our defense here!
Kramer vs Cancer: Dustin Hoffman has well and truly given cancer the slip after being "surgically cured" from the disease. The legendary Hollywood star is recovering at home with his family, though was given the all-clear recently. Check out the full story here.
'Les Miserables' actress Amanda Seyfried and 'Basic Instinct' star Sharon Stone pose together on the red carpet at the screening of pornstar biopic 'Lovelace' at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
London welcomes the cast and crew of The World's End on a blue carpet, while Fruitvale Station screens in New York. We also get our first glimpse of Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, and Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore camp it up in Seventh Son...
This week's big world premiere was in London for The World's End, where Simon Pegg and Nick Frost walked a blue carpet alongside costars Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike. The apocalyptic pub crawl comedy opens next week in Britain. The cast and crew talk to the press about it. As well as Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Discussing The Talents Of Edgar Wright.
Meanwhile in New York, stars turned out for a gala screening of the Sundance winner Fruitvale Station. Lead actor Michael B Jordan was joined on the red carpet by Cuba Gooding Jr, DJ Moss and his wife DJ Kiss, and Tony-winning actress Patina Miller. The true drama costars Octavia Spencer and opens in America this weekend. Watch the Cuba Goodling Jr video or the Brian d'Arcy James and DJ Mos video here.
A month before the premiere of Lovelace, Seyfried has apparently taken on some of her character's personality in real life.
Amanda Seyfried is hitting the campaign trail for her upcoming movie Lovelace, and it’s only natural that her interviews these days would be on the riskier side. The 27-year-old actress lends her sultry looks to the cover of Elle magazine this month and, clad in a glittering red bodysuit, she gives up some sizzling details about her personal life to match. Seyfried talks about everything, from her desire to shake up the industry with her latest role (porn star Linda Lovelace marks a departure from previous teeny bopper characters), to her views on relationships and sexual attraction – namely, that the former can’t survive without the latter.
Seyfried is using the chance to reveal some of her own romantic history.
"Everybody I've dated I've been sexually attracted to immediately,” Seyfried begins. ”Sparks don't grow—your vagina doesn't become more inclined to wanting someone just because you're around them."
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Makes Bold Reveals In Cover Story For Elle
Porno fans rejoice! Legendary porn star Linda Lovelace is being brought back to life by Amanda Seyfried in upcoming biopic 'Lovelace' and the first released trailer gives a flavour of what to expect.
Amanda Seyfried will play Linda Boreman AKA porn star Linda Loveless who shot to porn fame and notoriety after she starred in the hugely successful 1972 movie Deep Throat. Directed by Howl's Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the biopic follows Lovelace's life between the age of 20 and 32, escaping from a strict religious family in a small town to her abusive and self-titled manager, Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard).
Amanda Seyfried Will Play Linda Loveless In Challenging New Role.
According to Slash Film, the film will reveal Lovelace's "tough, complicated life" as although she was widely an icon of sexual freedom, her husband's abuse and sale into prostitution transformed the once "charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio" into a fierce antiporn activist, writing books on the evils of the porn industry as she told her true story to the world. Written by Trust's (2010) Andy Bellin, The Guardian praises the "handsomely mounted period piece" and admires the range of leads Seyfried and Sarsgaard, whilst HitFix reckons the film plays too safe and "doesn't go deep enough" for their liking in a "bland biopic."
2014 is set to bring some very interesting films, including Seth McFarlane's sophomore directorial effort, A Million Ways To Die In The West.
As the anticipation for his sophomore film effort builds, Seth McFarlane reunites with Universal to co-write, direct, produce and star in A Million Ways to Die in the West. The studio has just recently come aboard to finance and distribute the western, but it isn’t exactly a risky bid for them, after McFarlane’s big screen debut Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg opposite an animated potty-mouthed teddy bear, became an international smash success and grossed $549 million worldwide. Obviously Hollywood is impressed with McFarlane’s work on Ted, as well as the animated series Family Guy and American Dad! because the writer managed to score some extremely coveted actors to fill the cast of Ways to Die. The list includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman and Giovanni Ribisi.
According to Reuters, via Yahoo News, the film will tell the story of a sheep farmer named Albert. And no, the exact premise isn’t known yet, but we mostly have faith in McFarlane’s ability to make this vastly unappealing premise somehow interesting. Plus, a lot of the creators of Ted – notably, producers Scott Stuber and Jason Clark and co-writers Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin – have been drafted in to work on this, so, barring some inevitable for this team crude jokes and cheap laughs, A Million Ways To Die In The West sounds like a pretty promising production. The film is due to be released on May 30, 2014 across American theatres. And for those of you eagerly awaiting Ted 2, do not fret – that’s almost inevitable in the future too, as Universal has bought the rights to both films.
McFarlane is gearing up to prove that his first big screen success wasn't just a fluke.
Les Mis actress takes some down time ahead of busy schedule
Amanda Seyfried has been spotted being taken for a walk by her pup Finn, in Los Angeles on Monday. The actress was clearly not the one in charge, as Finn tugged on his lead and directed his owner across the street in LA. At one point, the Daily Mail reports, she looked as though she was giving the pooch a bit of a talking to; presumably she doesn’t like being shown up in public by a Lassie lookalike?
Seyfried probably wasn’t prepared for the cameras either; she was dressed down in a grey t shirt, a pair of ripped jeans and some laced-up pumps – looks very much to us like she’s enjoying a spot of down time before her work diary heats up again. She’s got three films planned for release this year, which means she’ll be doing a whole lot of travelling in order to fulfil the inevitable promo duties that come with movie releases. First up, she’s scheduled to appear in the animated movie Epic, along with Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler, before gracing our screens in comic drama Pete and Goat – described on imdb.com as “an adventurous road trip” movie. Then she’ll play the title role in The Girl Who Conned The Ivy League, which is currently in development.
Hopefully keeping busy will allow her to forget a terrible incident that happened to her recently… being mistaken for Lindsay Lohan. Terrifying stuff for any actress trying to retain some dignity in the madness of Hollywood.
Continue reading: Who's In Charge Here? - Amanda Seyfried's Pooch Shows Her Who's Boss
One Mean Girl got mistaken for another in an airport mixup.
Sure, at one point, both actresses were blonde, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Still, some fans can miss the distinction once in a while, as a tweet from Seyfried on Thursday proves: "I just got mistaken for a Ms. Lohan at Newark Airport." This then prompted a little humorous exchange with one of Seyfried’s Twitter followers, Warner Bros. VP for production, Sarah Shechter.
"I do that all the time when I see you," Shechter tweeted.
The green-lighting of the Veronica Mars movie in just 24 hours opens up endless possibilities for the way the movie business is run.
The CW's acclaimed teen noir drama 'Veronica Mars' is coming back with a bang. When showrunner Rob Thomas announced a Kickstarter project to find $2 million for a feature film, many fans of the best-loved series were probably quietly optimistic, though little more. However, by 8.30am on Thursday, the prospect of a Veronica Mars movie starring original stars Kristen Bell and Amanda Seyfriend was a very real proposition having collected $2.5 million from pledgers.
Getting funding through Kickstarter is becoming a viable option for creative types looking to make their first movie, or record their first album, though Veronica Mars is the largest film the website has ever helped launch. The show's star, Kristin Bell was unequivocal, "If we reach our fundraising goal, we'll shoot the movie this summer," she said. In the pitch video for the movie, the original stars of the series wander around Bell's Hollywood home, wondering how they would make a Veronica Mars movie.
Other success stories on the fundraising website include Amanda Palmer - the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls - who raised over $1 million to cut her Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra album, despite seeking just $100,000. Elsewhere, video-game Wasteland 2 was funded by Kickstarter, to the tune of $2,933,252. The post-apocalyptic game - originally released by Electronic Arts - is set for release later this year.
We round-up the best dressed at last night's Oscars
Yeah sure, so winning The Oscars is pretty important, but don't kid yourself too much, it's what people are wearing on the Oscars red carpet that really interests the punters. This year's awards saw relatively few fashion mishaps, though on the other hand also lacked anyone really taking a chance with their outfit - understandable, perhaps, given the scale of the public platform they were all appearing on.
A Week In Movies 22 February 2013
It's Oscar weekend, so the stars are converging on Los Angeles for the big night on Sunday. Returning from the premiere of her new film Lovelace at the Berlin Film Festival, Amanda Seyfried was caught by the paparazzi as she landed at the airport to support Les Miserables, which has seven nominations including Best Picture. She signed autographs as she was ushered through the arrivals hall by her aggressive security team.
The press also caught up with Jennifer Lawrence as she made her way through the Los Angeles airport. She's the favourite to win Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and was also rushed through the arrivals hall while photographers snapped pictures. She managed to sign a few autographs along the way, and one of her minders can be seen putting her luggage in the back of her car, including a teddy bear.
Amanda Seyfried causes a mini riot at LAX Airport in Los Angeles after arriving back from a recent trip to Germany. The Les Miserables actress, wearing dark shades, is hounded by photographers and autograph hunters in the arrivals terminal whilst being ushered to her waiting car outside. In fairness to Seyfried, she manages to sign posters for various fans, despite her management and security team yelling for people to get out of the way.
Amanda had been in Germany for the premiere of her new movie Lovelace at the Berlin Film Festival. Rob Epstein's movie, also starring Peter Sarsgaard, stars Seyfried as the late porn actress Linda Lovelace.
It was Ben Affleck and Argo who stole the headlines after the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Santa Monica this weekend, with the Iranian hostage movie taking the evening's top award. The SAG's are usually more casual than the Academy Awards though are generally considered a trial run for the Oscars, perhaps more so than the Golden Globes. Should the SAGs predict the winners on February 24, 2013, then Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence will be among the triumphant nominees.
Anyway, let's not concern ourselves with awards, because the Screen Actors Guild Awards attracted a fine flurry of stylish dresses and elegant gowns. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how nasty you are) most of the movie stars got it right with their ensembles, with Marion Cotillard, Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence making it a successful night for the big-hitters. The latter suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction when taking to the stage to collect her award, though her Dior gown was one of the evening's showstoppers.
Amanda Seyfried's next role will see her portray one of the adult film industry's most famous (and tragic) stars in her next film and as you'd imagine, some of the scenes involved the actress rather scantily clad, if not completely nude. Fortunately for Seyfried though, she told Indiewire that she is a-okay with the scenes, and to be perfectly honest so are we (sorry).
The Les Miserables star will be portraying Linda Lovelace, who shot to porn-land fame and rest of the world notoriety when she stared in the 1972 film Deep Throat (no prizes for guessing what it's about). Seyfried admitted to the movie blog that although the nude scenes she and co-star Peter Sarsgaard are involved in were "a little strange," she was still rather unaffected by the whole thing, saying: "[Peter and I] are not shy about our private parts. We also weren't walking around with our genitals out; our bottom half genitals. That might have been a little strange for me. I don't really have any interest in people seeing my vagina. It's just a personal thing. I don't mind seeing other people's vaginas."
"Sex; we all do it," the star refreshingly added, before going on to discuss how she handled the more intimate scenes of the film (she used an icicle) and why she considers Mean Girls her best work still. You'll have to check out the full interview on Indiewire to find out more.
Amanda Seyfried was so deeply involved with the character of Linda Lovelace when she filmed the adult movie star’s biopic, that she was grateful for her role in Les Miserables, for allowing her to escape her emotional involvement with the role. Reporting from the Sundance Festival, where Lovelace is debuting, Fox News reveal that the experience was an intense one for the 27 year-old.
“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." Sarsgaard plays the role of Chuck Traynor, Linda’s abusive husband.
Seyfried also revealed that there’s more to Linda Lovelace than many may expect. “this woman had a fascinating story,” insists Seyfried. “There are things that a lot of people don't know. People have an idea of her. It's very one-dimensional." The movie has been snapped up by the Weinstein Co.’s Radius label for a reported $3 million so it won’t be long before we can all make our own minds up about the seemingly tragic tale.
Continue reading: Les Mis Saved Amanda Seyfried From Trauma Of Linda Lovelace Role
Amanda Seyfriend is fast becoming darling of Hollywood. From humble, though hilarious beginnings in Mean Girls, she moved on to the sweeter than sweet role of Sophie Sheridan in the multi-award winning Mamma Mia!, and to playing Cosette in another extraordinarily successful musical, Les Miserables. Having played such classical or humorous roles, her starring appearance as Linda Lovelace in 'Lovelace' seems a little out of kilter, but as she told the BBC, it was a challenge she couldn't resist.
"It is risky and people did not stop reminding me of that. But I also really wanted a challenge. It appealed to me in that way," she said. Lovelace is about Linda Lovelace, the star of the 1970s porn film Deep Throat in which Lovelace played a woman skilled in "a very advanced form of fellatio," as the Guardian puts it. Lovelace became hot property in the porn market, but when she released her biography in the '80s she portrayed her life as one wrought by an abusive marriage to a man who used hypnosis to force her to make pornography.
Clearly, Lovelace's story was a traumatic one and, while Seyfried said she wanted a challenge, she was perhaps not quite ready for the depth of the challenge that she was embarking on. "I had a hard time letting go of Linda at the end of the movie," she said. "I went places that I couldn't get out of." Also appearing in Lovelace are Sharon Stone, Peter Sarsgaard (playing Lovelace's abusive husband, Chuck Traynor), Chloe Sevigny, Juno Temple, Chris Noth and James Franco. Reviews from its Sundance Film Festival premier have been largely positive, though quisitive. It is expected to reach cinemas in July.
The Hobbit, which wasn’t much of a favorite with critics upon its release, has continued to dominate the box office for the third week straight.
The hit prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy has been a massive hit domestically, grossing over $222 million since its release, and even a bigger hit abroad, with almost double that profit - $400 million in sales. According to distributor Warner Bros, this past weekend has seen Peter Jackson’s blockbuster raise just under $33 million, placing it firmly on top of the box office charts, ahead of a number of blockbusters this season, such as Quentin Tarantino’s controversial Django Unchained, which came in second after the weekend with just under $31 million. Django has made about $64 million, solidifying its place as a rather unusual holiday blockbuster.
Rounding out the top three came Les Miserables, which, with $28 million didn’t do quite as well as its huge critical acclaim had hinted at. Still, the adaptation, featuring Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, managed to rake in a respectable $67 million over its six-day run so far. If there is one conclusion we can all draw from this it is that people love to spend cash at the movies over the holiday season. Who would have thought!
With awards seasons fast approaching it seems almost certain now that Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Miserables will nab several Oscar nominations, if not a couple of the coveted awards.
Best Picture maybe? Is it too early to speculate? Not at all, with Les Miz already having received several Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. According to the LA Times, the picture has been making quite the rounds, having been screened numerous times for guild and academy members alike and generating positive reviews every time. It might be an easy win, with a classic Broadway favorite like this – the songs and the storyline were already there to be readily exploited.
The challenge with this one, however, was to adapt it to the tastes of a modern audience, one not quite used to having their film interrupted by show tunes every five minutes. To his credit, Tom Hooper has certainly succeeded in doing this, which is no doubt due, at least in part, to the star-studded cast featuring A-list names such as Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman. Fans of Jackman will already know that the actor has quite a few Broadway productions under his belt, which makes him the perfect choice for the adaptation. Despite generally unfavorable reviews from critics, it looks like Jackman’s Best Actor nomination is all but secure, as is Hooper’s Best Director. As for winning, that will probably come down to the wire, with several big hits of the year competing in each of the categories.
The all-star cast for 'Les Miserables' arrive on the red carpet at the New York premiere. Among them were Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman with his actress wife Deborra-lee Furness, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Sacha Baron Cohen, George Blagden, Samantha Barks and newcomers Isabelle Allen and Daniel Huttlestone.
Props to the main stars of Les Miserables, they're putting in the effort on the film's run of premieres. Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and the rest of the cast were all out in force again at the New York City premiere of the novel adaptation less than a week after they'd ran the red carpet gamut in London. What a difference a continent makes, though; whilst across in the UK Hathaway and the rest of the female cast dressed prettily but conservatively, at the Ziegfield Theatre they held nothing back, both Hathaway and Seyfried causing jaws to drop with their outfits.
The film adaptation of the iconic Les Miserables had its glamorous premiere at Midetown’s Zeitgeist Theater last night. The film has been highly anticipated and has received mostly positive reviews so far. As with all adaptations, fans of the original will probably either love it or hate it. The actors themselves, however, had nothing but good things to say about working on the film with director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).
“It’s my favorite Broadway show and I was obsessed with it”, commented actress Amanda Seyfried, who plays the part of Cosette in the adaptation. Anne Hathaway, who has taken on the role of Cosette’s mother, Fantine, sounded equally excited about the film. For the demanding role, she had to go on a crash diet and lose 25 pounds, but it was all worth it, at least if the initial reviews are anything to go by. The other stars of the film, Hugh Jackman and Russel Crowe, also attested to the fact that working on Les Mis has been an exhausting experience, but ultimately worth it.
A lot effort has gone into the film’s marketing as well, with the stars having traveled around the world for the past month to attend promotional events for the film. All of these reached their culmination at last night’s glamorous premiere.
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Anne Hathaway is back on the town and back to her stylish self after undergoing a massive transformation for her latest role as Fantine in Les Miserables, having been spotted around the nightspots of London shortly after arriving in the city.
Hathaway has made a series of appearances in the English capital since she flew in to promote the new film earlier this week, and it looks as though the actress was more than happy to finally be back on the town following her rigorous weigh-loss campaign for her role in Les Miserables. The actress dropped a further 25lbs from her already slim figure to get ready for her dramatic role as the Fantine, which involves her having to sell her hair and body in order to survive during the French revolution.
Anne and her fellow co-stars, including Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman, were in the capital for the world premiere on Wednesday (Dec 5) night, with Anne out for a meal with a male friend the following night looking seriously glamourous once again. Despite having to go down to her super-slim size, the dedication may pay off come February, with bookies making her one of the favourites to take home the Best Actress Oscar next year. That said, she still has stiff competition from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Sally Field (Lincoln).
Awards season kicked off in earnest this week with two major critical bodies - New York Critics and the National Board of Review - both naming the Osama bin Laden raid thriller Zero Dark Thirty as their film of the year. Jessica Chastain stars in the movie, which reunites director Kathryn Bigelow with The Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal. The new trailer promises another exciting, intense military action drama.
Another major awards contender is Tom Hooper's film of the epic musical Les Miserables, with a high-powered cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. All of them attended the glitzy red carpet world premiere in London this week. The film opens in America on Christmas Day, and in Britain in early January.
Amanda Seyfried revealed that she can't see herself doing any stage theatre anytime soon, despite recently completing musical movie 'Les Miserables'.
The 'Mean Girls' star was at the London premiere for the Victor Hugo story when she told the Telegraph of her theatrical doubts. "I'd like to do it, but I just don't see myself on stage singing', she explained at the Odeon Leicester Square. 'I don't think I'm capable, or have that kind of stamina to be on stage every night. I really doubt I will, ever." It's certainly surprising that she should feel this way given that 'Les Mis' was not the first onscreen musical she has appeared in. In 2008 we saw her take on the lead role of Sophie in the hit ABBA inspired flick 'Mamma Mia!'. Though in spite of her credentials, she has claimed that she would also find it a huge struggle to overcome her stage fright due to her history of frequent panic attacks. "I get nervous, especially if it is something big, like London shows, but I'm working at it", she said.
As for not having stamina, it's a wonder how Amanda even managed to get through the 'Les Mis' filming judging by what her co-stars have said about it. Her onscreen mother, Anna Hathaway who plays Fantine, found it particularly gruelling to lose weight for the role as she had to look as though she was ill with tuberculosis, and that's not to mention her distress at having to chop all her hair off as well. Another co-star, Hugh Jackman, also described his experience on set as 'harrowing' and 'emotional' because he also had to lose dramatic amounts of weight. You think theatre actors have it tough, eh Amanda?
Given that all it needed was for the bulk of the cast to turn up to make it a truly star-studded premiere, it was no surprise that the London opening of the Tom Hooper directed Les Miserables had a turn out that could be match by almost no other. With the likes of Gillian Anderson, Ellie Goulding, Steven Fry and Idris Elba looking on, the center stage was undoubtedly taken by stars of the movie Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter.
Adam Hathaway has been using her publicity tour for Les Miserables to promote the virtues of her husband Adam Shulman, whom the actress referred to as her "other half". Hathaway - tipped to win an Oscar for Tom Hooper's new musical-drama - tied the knot with fellow actor Shulman, 31, in September.
Speaking to the January issue of Glamour magazine, she explained, "He's a good man. He's beyond intelligent. He loves fearlessly. His beliefs are beautiful. He's my best friend. I love him. I just feel that I have the greatest husband in the world for me." The actress has been married once before, though the relationship ended in acrimony after her real estate scam artist husband Raffaello Follieri was sentenced to over 4 years in prison and has since been deported for cheating investors and falsely claiming he had connections to the Vatican. Unsurprisingly, Hathaway is much happier with West Wing star Shulman, gushing, "I would never have gotten married if it weren't for him.You have to want to be married to someone. You have to feel that reciprocated. Marriage for marriage's sake doesn't make any sense to me, and I found someone with whom I could put my money where my mouth is, I guess."
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Next year looks set to be a seminal year for movies. Forget sequels and the so-called impending apocalypse; 2013 is all about beginnings as we discover the dubious past of 'The Wizard of Oz' in upcoming sequel 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' and how loveable 'Monsters, Inc.' protagonists Sulley and Mike got qualified to become scarers. Move over 'Breaking Dawn', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Skyfall', and let's see what 2013 has in store! There have been plenty of dodgy trailers come out for 2013 releases, but here are ten of the trailers we consider worthy of your time!
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Don and Ellie have been divorced for a long time but when their adopted son Alejandro and his fiancé Missy decide to get married, it looks to be time for a family reunion. If things weren't awkward enough with Ellie seeing that her best friend Bebe from years ago is now married to her ex-husband, Alejandro's biological mother has also decided to fly over from Columbia for the occasion. However, she happens to be an extremely devout catholic with the belief that divorce is a sin so the family's only resolution to appease her and make her feel that giving away her son was the right decision is for Don and Ellie to pretend that they are still married on the big day, to Bebe's resentment. As expected, things are not as straight forward as they planned and the days leading up to the nuptials couldn't possibly be more tense and disastrous for this unusual family.
This ridiculous though rather touching comedy has been based on the French movie 'Mon Frère Se Marie' written by Jean-Stéphane Bron and Karine Sudan and is the wonderful story of how broken families can mend or, at least, unite for their mutual relatives when it is a matter of importance. It has been directed and written by Justin Zackham ('Going Greek', 'The Bucket List') and is set to be released on May 31st 2013 in the UK.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes, Megan Ketch, Greg Paul, Christa Campbell, David Rasche, Christine Ebersole, Kyle Bornheimer,
Mary Katherine is a regular teenage girl who somehow mysteriously appears in an enchantingly beautiful forest full of talking slugs and miniature soldiers. In this strange new world, a war is waging between the forces of good and those who do everything within their power to try to defend nature, and the forces of evil; those who are responsible for its destruction. Wishing she'd dreamt it all at first, Mary eventually joins a team of weird but friendly characters to help protect this world as well as her own which is also, consequentially, under threat.
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Jean Valjean was imprisoned in France's Toulin prison for over a decade after stealing a loaf of bread and making several escape attempts. After being paroled, Jean (known as Prisoner 24601) finds himself re-offending and therefore on the run from the uncompromising police inspector Javert who is thoroughly determined to get him back behind bars no matter what. Changing his identity, Jean finds himself at the heart of a revolution known as the June Rebellion in 1832 Paris. Jean eventually becomes a town mayor, while still evading capture, and meets the impoverished Fantine who struggles to care for her illegitimate daughter Cosette. Jean agrees become the child's guardian and brings her up.
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Jill lives with her sister, Molly. While Jill is sensible and somewhat guarded, Molly is more carefree. One night, Molly is organising a dinner and asks Jill if she can come. Jill is unsure, as she works a night shift but eventually she relents and says she'll go. That same night, she leaves for work as normal, saying good night to Molly over the phone.
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In the near future, the world's population lives until the age of 25. After that, if you want to live longer, you must work hard to earn more time or, alternatively, you can inherit or illegally steal it. The rich have almost unlimited access to all the time in the world, thereby making them immortal. The poor die young. Any time you have remaining shows on your arm as a constant reminder.
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Valerie is a young woman who lives in a village that has been haunted by a terrible curse, a werewolf lives in the surrounding woods and although the villagers have managed to keep his killing at bay -by providing an animal sacrifice each month- they still live with a thought of terror knowing that the wolf might once again kill a human.
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Sophie is an aspiring writer currently with a lack of inspiration, when she and her fiancé take a trip to one of the most romantic places in the world - Verona, Italy - she thinks it might just give her some direction but she never expected to embark on the journey she does. Sophie finds herself in Juliet's courtyard where she stumbles upon a letter from 1957, the letter is a heartfelt plea for advice. After contemplating what to do with the letter, she finally decides to respond.
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John Tyree is a member of the US Army. Whilst on leave he meets a young woman called Savannah Lynn Curtis, the two fall in love almost instantly. The two spend all their time together before Jon is called back to the Army for a tour of service. The couple remain an item despite the lack of contact, both find themselves becoming dependent on their letters to one and other. 7 years down the line as their situations change Savannah finds herself engaged to another man. Now utterly depressed by the news John rushes into a dangerous situation and gets seriously injured. Eventually John is made to leave the army, he must get his real life back on track. How their separation will affect his life is a true testament to his will.
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Australian actress Emily Browning is set to take the lead role in SUCKER PUNCH, it has been revealed.
The part was set to be filled by MAMMA MIA! star Amanda Seyfried, but it seems she has now dropped out of the role.
Sucker Punch, which is helmed by WATCHMEN director Zack Synder, is described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns".
Zack also co-wrote the script with Steve Shibuya and work on the production is set to start in September of this year.
Emily, who was last seen in horror film The Uninvited, first hit the big screen with a leading part in LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.
Meanwhile, Watchmen has been replaced by the new Dreamworks animation MONSTERS VS ALIENS as the film with the highest grossing weekend in the US this year.
The superhero flick clocked up $55.2 million (£39 million), compared to the $58.2 million made by the Kiefer Sutherland voiced hit.
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