Amanda Seyfried at Sundance on Tuesday, right, and in 'Lovelace' (Photo: AP/Sundance Institute/Getty Images)
From her poofy brown, curly hair to her thick Bronx accent, Seyfried's bet on "Lovelace," which premiered on Tuesday at the Sundance Film Festival, has paid off... at least, initially. Shortly after it screened in Park City, Utah, the biopic was acquired for U.S. distribution by RADIUS - TWC for $3 million.
Unlike any other role Seyfried has so-far taken on, the 27-year-old, green-eyed "Mamma Mia!" actress changed her outward appearance by wearing brown eye contacts, a brown wig and all of the gaudy, skin-tight '70s fashion that went along with playing the star of famed porn film "Deep Throat." The look dramatically differs from the way we are used to seeing the actress -- long, blonde locks, fashion-savvy attire and an overall all-American look. (And without directly quoting her rather colorful and explicit description, Seyfried has noted the extreme lack of comfort that comes along with wearing super-tight pants. Use your imagination.)
The real Linda Lovelace, left (Photo: AP Images/Millennium Films)
Seyfried admitted at Tuesday's Sundance premiere that "Lovelace" was a "tough shoot." "She did kind of shut down after a while," she said of the woman she portrayed, adding that she was glad to shed the character and start in on "Les Misérables" just three weeks after she completed the porn actress biopic. Lovelace must have been extra miserable for her!
James Franco as Hugh Hefner in 'Lovelace' (Photo: Splash)
The reviews are still few, but early reaction is positive on Seyfried's performance (and not on the film as a whole). "... a transformative, gung-ho performance," wrote HitFix. And Indiewire said, "Seyfried tries valiantly [to] make her character into a figure of sympathy." Something tells me the critics wouldn't be as kind if the woman who was originally cast didn't get fired: Lindsay Lohan.
Other stars who appear in "Lovelace" include Juno Temple ("Jack & Diane," 2012), Sharon Stone, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, Robert Patrick, Chloe Sevigny, Hank Azaria, Eric Roberts, and James Franco as Hugh Hefner.
"Lovelace" is set for a fall 2013 release.
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