Amanda Seyfried on 'Lovelace,' sex and ex Dominic Cooper

Amanda Seyfried on 'Lovelace,' sex and ex Dominic Cooper
Amanda Seyfried on the August 2013 cover of Elle magazine. (Elle)

Amanda Seyfried isn't coy when it comes to her sexuality now that she's officially on the promotion path for her biopic "Lovelace."

The 27-year-old actress, who plays "Deep Throat" porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming film, happily shed her pristine "nice girl" image by taking on the dark role, according to Elle magazine's August issue.


"I read the script and I was like, 'Wow, this is the riskiest thing that's happening [in Hollywood] right now,' " the cover girl told the mag.

"The first thing you think about is that it could have ruined my career. At the same time, I was like, 'This is my chance to show them, to show the industry, to be recognized.' "

The film, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival early this year to positive reviews, and Seyfried admitted to growing very attached to the character.

"I had a hard time letting go of Linda at the end of the movie," Seyfried previously told Associated Press about her racy role. "I had a really intense time with Peter Sarsgaard [who plays her coercive husband, Chuck Traynor]. 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 Miz.' "

The young star, who played Cosette in the Oscar-winning musical, is already gaining recognition for her latest role, which seems to be fomenting her very own sexual revolution.

"Everybody I've dated I've been sexually attracted to immediately," she told Elle. "Sparks don't grow — your vagina doesn't become more inclined to wanting someone just because you're around them."

Small wonder the mag's cover headline highlights this quote from the star: "Sex motivates everything. It's what people want to explore." Inside, Seyfried graces the glossy pages in looks from Givenchy by Riccardo Tischi, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Simone Rocha and Burberry Prorsum and Dolce & Gabbana.

Seyfried also opened up about her "Mamma Mia" costar and ex Dominic Cooper, whom she dated on and off for about three years before they parted ways in 2010. She famously told the mag in April 2011 that she got her "heart broken pretty hard" amid allegations that Cooper had been seeing someone else.

"I was just kind of foolishly thinking that the two of them were done, and Dom and I were involved," she then told the mag.

But now she's singing a different tune.

"We love each other. … He'll always be in my life regardless of what his girlfriends or future wife think," Seyfried said. "I'm never going to be with a guy that can't deal with my friendship with him."


However, she does reveal that she's currently into someone else.

"[He's] someone separate from my industry life — I've known him since he was 16. … I picture him as the father of my children all the time. But it is a fantasy right now."

"Lovelace" hit theaters Aug. 9. The August issue of Elle hits newsstands July 23.


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