Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried says she is nervous about her father seeing her naked on screen. The 27-year-old American actress plays the title role in Lovelace, a biopic on the life of iconic adult film star Linda Boreman, who is better known as Linda Lovelace.
"I don't want my dad to see my naked body ever. I'm going to sit through [the screening] tonight and cover his eyes. It's really only the nudity. I don't have problems with him seeing me in violent situations," she told press after a preview screening.
"In sexual situations, it's a little tough, but it's more just the nudity. I think anybody can relate to that," she added.
Lovelace is expected in UK theatres on 23 August (9 August in the US) and also stars Peter Sarsgaard and Sharon Stone. The film details the life of Linda Lovelace, the star of the 1972 adult film Deep Throat, in the 12 years from 1969 to 1981.
Reservations about her father watching her aside, Seyfried's performance has drawn praise from all of her co-stars, with Sharon Stone (someone who is quite used to sexually controversial roles herself) saying she felt "maternal" towards the younger actress.
"I did enjoy speaking with her and I did enjoy playing her mom and I did feel maternal towards her while we were shooting," the 55-year-old actress explained.
"I had total trust and faith in Amanda," Sarsgaard added, "I remember first meeting her and, you know, a lot of people talk about her being brave and everything, but I also saw that she was really going to put herself in the role in a complete way, and I thought, 'Alright, I'll meet you there.'"
Seyfried, whose previous credits include Oscar-winning blockbuster musical Les Misérables (opposite Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe) and Mamma Mia (the musical based on a collection of Abba's songs), beat out Olivia Wilde, Lindsay Lohan and Kate Hudson to Lovelace.
Back in 2011, she explained that preparing for the film, tipped as potentially one of the most important of her career, was exciting and terrifying, "I've read everything I can possibly read and now I just have to start physically getting into a mode. She was such a different person than what we expect. It's a good story to tell, and I'm really, really excited about it."
Meanwhile, check out the UK trailer for Lovelace...
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