Reviews are beginning to come in from the Sundance Film Festival for Amanda Seyfried’s (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns) new film Lovelace. The film is based on the life of porn star Linda Lovelace and the iconic film Deep Throat.
The Lovelace cast includes: Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco (ex-Franco, General Hospital), Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Adam Debi Mazar and Eric Roberts (ex-Vance Abrams, The Young and the Restless). The Hollywood Reporter called it surprisingly good.
Given all the ways a project like this could have gone wrong, the result is surprisingly good on several fronts, beginning with a shrewd structure that fosters an intelligent dual perspective on the public and private aspects of the Deep Throat phenomenon.
Indiewire caught up with Seyfried after the Sundance premiere to talk about the film. In the interview she reveals she views Mean Girls as her best work.
Do you ever think back to your breakout turn in “Mean Girls,” and go, “Wow, I can’t believe how far I’ve come?”
Oh yeah, always! It’s been such a slow move for me. And I’m really lucky because I got to experience each thing as it came, as opposed to being bombarded with all this attention. It’s always been slow. People say, “Oh, breakout star overnight,” to these actors of my generation. It must be hard to get all that attention and know what’s real at the end of the day. And luckily a lot of them do and they’re real people… I can call them my peers and I’m super proud.
Also, I’ve just worked a long time. I’ve gotten a lot of cool opportunities here and there and I’ve made some good choices with the help of my amazing team. I was with them since I was 16. It all feels right; it feels good. I still look back at “Mean Girls” as my best work.
Watch a preview from Lovelace after the jump!