Amanda Seyfried gets candid
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Quote machine Amanda Seyfried gave yet another shocking sound bite to GQ magazine's latest issue in the lead-up to the release of her biopic "Lovelace," opening Friday, where she portrays "Deep Throat" actress Linda Lovelace.
"It was the first time I'd ever seen a penis, and I remember it being very graphic. ... It was so terrifying," the 27-year-old actress recalled to the men's magazine of viewing her first pornography as a young girl. "It was 1990 or 1991, and so AIDS was really rampant. Watching any kind of sexual acts when you're a 6-year-old would make you think you were going to contract AIDS somehow."
This quote further illustrates why Amanda Seyfried -- like "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence -- is one of Hollywood's most refreshing celebrities. In a world of canned answers and overly cautious comments, Seyfried and Lawrence have emerged as beacons of truth: women who speak their mind, often to their publicists' chagrin.
And what's even better, the bulk of their candid comments serve to chip away at the artifice often constructed around female celebrities. Both Seyfried and Lawrence have spoken, at length, about the pressure Hollywood places upon actresses to be impossibly thin, pretty and flawless but act as if it takes no work.
While both women are thin, pretty and flawless, their Photoshop-ridiculing, diet-lamenting, exercise-loathing language does, at the very least, immolate the veil of secrecy that's long hung between celebrities and the people who love them.
In celebration of the delightfully candid Amanda Seyfried, here are 11 more choice quotes.
On the laws of attraction:
Seyfried she told ELLE magazine, "Everybody I've dated I've been sexually attracted to immediately. Sparks don't grow -- your vagina doesn't become more inclined to wanting someone just because you're around them."
On the obvious:
"Everybody wants to have sex with [Channing Tatum]."
On her image:
"I have a dirty mouth sometimes, and I'm very liberal, and that doesn't always go down well in the film industry -- especially when you've got to appeal to mums and daughters."
"If I didn't run and work out, there's no way I would be this thin. But I have to stay in shape because I'm an actress. It's f---ed-up up and it's twisted, but I wouldn't get the roles otherwise. If I'd been a bit bigger, I don't think they would have cast me for 'Mamma Mia!'"
On exercise, part two:
"Three days a week I train with Harley Pasternak, who kicks my ass for 45 minutes. My legs are superstong. I love it! I used to live, eat and sleep by an exercise schedule and I couldn't enjoy myself if I didn't exercise. And then I realized, "What a waste of time!" My soft parts are probably never going away."
On learning to love herself:
"The main thing you can change is how you perceive yourself. Stop looking in the mirror and realize that you're living for yourself, not other people. ... I have belly fat like everybody else, and I don't want to be airbrushed on the cover of a magazine. I don't want someone to swap out my stomach with a supermodel. I don't want dirty old men looking at me in my underwear."
On the haters:
"You don't have to listen to those mean girls. They're just there to make you upset and make you feel bad about yourself. And you know, inside, they feel bad about themselves too. But they don't wanna admit it to anybody ... Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice, or they're nice but only to your face, not elsewhere."
"I just did a five-day raw-food diet, but I'll never do that again. It's really hard! I'd wake up in the morning feeling great and go to bed feeling miserable, because dinner would be cucumbers, kale and dressing. I mean, at the end of the day, if you can't have a Girl Scout cookie and a piece of cheese, what is life all about?"
"It's nice to finally be thought of as sexy. I'm very disconnected from the sensual side of me. I know it's in me, but it doesn't really reveal itself very often in my personal life, which I do find problematic."
"I talk like I know what I'm saying, but I don't."
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