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Amanda Seyfried on Recreating Deep Throat

The star of Lovelace describes filming one of the classic scenes from the famous XXX-rated film.

We ended up sitting in the front row for the Sundance 9AM screening of Lovelace, which turned out to be a fantastic seat just from a viewing experience. Leg room, good distance from the screen… It also meant when the cast came out for a Q&A, we were the first ones the moderator saw and called on for a question. We were tricky enough to make it a two part question, so here is what Amanda Seyfried had to say to us personally, in front of 1200 people, about playing Linda Lovelace.

CraveOnline: There have been a lot of talks about Linda Lovelace biographies and a lot of other actors who wanted to play her. Why did you want or need to play this role, and what was it like shooting the famous doctor’s office scene from Deep Throat?

Amanda Seyfried: I wanted to be a part of this since I heard about it. It was a perfect package. It was an amazing script, these guys [directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman] were attached to it and I was like, “I feel this is what I need to be doing.” I was looking for a challenge. I wanted to tell her story. I wanted to get involved with someone’s life in that way and portray something that really existed.

I think her story is really fascinating. It’s controversial, all this kind of stuff.

Shooting that scene was actually really fun. It was probably the most fun I had on set because the acting in Deep Throat is so, um, it’s so bad. No, in such a wonderfully innocent cute way. Re-enacting those scenes was just insane because I watched it over and over again. We all watched it over and over again. Sometimes, when I see you guys, I just want to speak like that.

I don’t know, we had a lot of fun on this movie, despite all the dark places we had to go at times with this man [Peter Sarsgaard]. I laughed more than I’ve ever laughed on a movie before so that goes to show you’ve got to have good people around you, tell a good story, and believe in it. 

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