Amanda Seyfried in lilac McQueen at Sun Military Awards: luminous or boring?

Amanda Seyfried Eddie Redmayne

Last night, Amanda Seyfried attended the Sun Military Awards in London along with her Les Miserables co-star, Eddie Redmayne, hot on the heels of Wednesday’s hot mess of a premiere. Amanda’s dress is Alexander McQueen, and this particular shade of lilac seems to wash her out. The gown is also a bit loose and could have been fitted more for some va-va-voom. I was surprised at the recent consensus of Amanda as “pale and interesting” rather than boring in her recent Vanity Fair shoot. In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter (also featuring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, whose comments I’ll cover in a separate post), she and Eddie bring back the boring. Here are some excerpts:

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda on the extreme conditions on set: At one point, the heat inside the studio caused Seyfried to faint. “There was a physiotherapist on the set, and my neck had been hurting for four day. I asked if she could work on it, and she said, ‘I have needles [for acupuncture].’ She put two needles in my neck and two in my hand.” Moments later, Seyfried was called on set, with the needles still in place. In her heavy clothes, she ‘had a terrible feeling’ and ‘woke with Russell [Crowe] holding my feet and Hugh [Jackman] massaging my neck.’”

Eddie on being carried through the sewers by Hugh:
“That’s what my girlfriend said: ‘Tell me about being carried in Hugh Jackman’s bicep! What was that like?’ What Hugh had to go through was insane. He’s an extraordinary leader, and we all committed to his level. But it’s very physical. How do you protect your voice? Tom also gave us great freedom to stop thinking about it: ‘If crying blocks up your nose, do that. Let the exertion affect your voice.’”

[From Hollywood Reporter]

I know, I know. It’s not terribly interesting stuff when it comes to an interview featuring Amanda. Still, that acupuncture story freaks me out a lot. I know that a lot people say that it’s a particular form of alternative medicine that works wonders, but I can’t even imagine trying to be calm with needles protruding out of my skin. The mere thought gives me the creeps.

I’m only including this particular photo of Amanda because she actually happens to look less than perfect. Sure, it’s mean for me to post this picture, but she’s just so damn gorgeous that I feel the need to shake things up a bit.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried Eddie Redmayne

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. Skipper says:

    She looks great. And the VF shoot was not boring or pale or interesting. It was flat out gorgeous.

  2. carrie says:

    Pretty dress but her hair is a mess

  3. Samigirl says:

    I love the dress. I think she looks fabulous.

  4. Kellybean says:

    I think her face looks lovely but in my opinion that colour of purple/mauve/lavender (whatever you want to call it) looks good on no one. They shouldn’t even make clothes in that colour.

  5. jane says:

    I feel like it’s the wrong season for that dress. I still think she’s gorgeous though.

  6. KWM says:

    Yeah, not loving the dress. What the heck is that belt? Looks cheap!

    I love the bad photo of her. Made me realize she kind of resembles Hilary Clinton!

  7. lower-case deb says:

    what is that thing on her belt?
    emergency ice-scrapers?

  8. sasa says:

    Her make up and hair don’t compliment the dress which is quite pretty.

  9. Rll says:

    I would LOVE to wake up with Russell Crowe holding my feet and the Jackman massaging my neck. LUCKY

  10. Christina says:

    Pretty girl (though hardly ‘damn gorgeous’ imho) but so, so bland. Is there a young actress these days with a shred of personality, I wonder?

    As for the dress, it might be nice for a summery party, but looks weird on a winter night in London. Also, that ugly belt ruins it. The dress looks as though it were meant to be worn loose, as a kind of shift dress.

    • Maya says:

      “Is there a young actress these days with a shred of personality, I wonder?”

      Jennifer Lawrence, anyone?

      • Christina says:

        Nope, not for me, at any rate. All she seems capable of talking about is her body size. Kate Winslett already did that, and with more talent. Zzzzzzzzzz

      • carrie says:

        Jennifer lawrence is talented but she’s an It-girl like another:she’s thé face of fashion brand,she does sexy pics for magazines

      • Christina says:

        In answer to my own question, maybe Carey Mulligan? She’s extremely talented, has a personality, doesn’t strip off for lads’ mags, and doesn’t seem to think that the highlight of her career would be bagging a Dior contract.

        In other words, she’s an actress, not a wannabe model, like so many of the current crop.

      • bns says:


        Oh God, Carey Mulligan is so boring and bland to me. More bland than Seyfried, and that’s saying something.

        Emma Stone?

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Kristen Stewart, haha, you can say what you want, but she has personality, even though not a pleasent one. Same for Rooney Mara.
        Elizabeth Olsen seems pretty cool.
        Emma Stone has cultivated a funny girl public persona, but I always get the impression that in reality she is/turned into a smug bitch, who always claims she is not into fame, when she clearly is.
        Jennifer Lawrence in my eyes is mostly ignorant and annyoing and they spin it into “she is so real”.
        I like Mary Elizabeth Winstead, even though she is not that famous, but mabye she gets an Oscar nom for Smashed, so she will get more exposure.

  11. normades says:

    Very pretty, but seriously, it’s December!!

  12. Sophia says:

    Loved her since ‘Mean Girls’ – she can do no wrong, in my eyes anyway! One of the few young actresses you never hear anything bad about.

  13. GoodCapon says:

    Aww she’s so pretty!! She and Eddie looked good together here.

    I like the dress. It’s simple but pretty. She didn’t choose the right belt for this though!

  14. mommak918 says:

    Love her. She’s beautiful and talented…

  15. serena says:

    Oh my god, waking up with Russell [Crowe] holding yout feet and Hugh [Jackman] massaging your neck.. I can’t god, I would faint for sure or worse, I would jump right in their bulky and old -for me- arms. sigh

    Anyway even in that photo where she’s not posing, Amanda looks perfect. Wtf.

  16. valleymiss says:

    Kellybean, you make me cry. :-( That shade of purple happens to be my very favorite color! I think Amanda looks gorgeous. The belt is weird, but I looove the dress. Blondes and pale brunettes look great in lavender.

  17. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She’s beautiful. The dress isn’t great.. I don’t mind that color on an icy blonde, but it would be better if it was more fitted.

  18. smartyparty says:

    I love acupuncture because, at a time when NO medicine, painkillers, western anything was giving me relief, acupuncture CURED my sciatica. It was amazing. You just have to breath through the experience, remember people have been doing it for thousands of years, and trust.
    It helped my mom’s frozen shoulder syndrome, my uncle’s back, my sister’s back, and my dad’s diabetes. I just feel like I had to let you all know because the benefits far outweight the freaky factor.

  19. ladybert62 says:

    The “needles” of acupuncture do not hurt. I have had it done for migraines – it helped.

  20. Vivian says:

    I think she looks great minus this belt (cheap!) and both their stories aren’t boring at all. My fav young actress is Mia Wasikowska: she is the one that will be around for a long long while.

  21. aston martin says:

    I don’t understand that belt.

  22. bns says:

    She is so pretty and has great hair, but she’s boring as hell and a mediocre actress.

  23. Allie May says:

    Yay for pale. When she is in her 50s and 60s she won’t be making monthly visits to the dermatologist to save her life from skin cancer. She seems like a good egg. Let’s hope she continues to grow as an actress.

  24. I Choose Me says:

    The most important thing I took away from this post was the image of Russell Crowe holding her feet and Hugh Jackman massaging her neck. I’m sorry she fainted but what a way to wake up.

  25. phlyfiremama says:

    Acupuncture has been around for over 5,000 years because it WORKS. I have a Master’s Degreee in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and am a Licensed Acupuncturist living in Houston, TX. I am more than qualified to speak on this subject. When you insert a metal needle at certain points along channels (pathways)that run in certain locations throughout the body, it does 2 things: 1. sends an electrical impulse to the brain which then 2.triggers the brain to release neurotransmitters, which are chemical messages that cause various processes in the human body to occur. Some of these chemical messengers are endorphins, that are the body’s natural pain killers, and some are hormones, which regulate the actions of every other process in your body~sometimes your body needs more of something, and sometimes it needs less. One of the other subsatnces released from the spinal cord for natural pain control is enkephalins. One other way Acupuncture works is to literally “block” the pain signal from reaching the brain, which allows muscles to relax and quit causing as much pain. Needle trauma/phobia is unfortunately ingrained in us from the many vaccines we receive when we are children, and it takes a rational re-examination to ease that fear of needles. Acupuncture needles are very thin, since they don’t have to be hollow.

  26. Lady D says:

    Love the dress, love the colour, hate the belt.
    Scrolling down the pictures the back of her head came in view, and I thought great another picture of some starlet’s ass. Sort of pleased/surprised it was covered.

  27. KellyinSeattle says:

    I don’t like the dress at all; it has a spring flower (good) but tie dye kind of vibe to it.

  28. Lee says:

    wow! I think she looks gorgeous.

  29. taxi says:

    Left-over-from-summer dress. Imo, she’s too bug-eyed to be pretty. Limited range as an actress but I haven’t seen Les Mis yet. Maybe she does more than plaintively stare.

  30. Cait says:

    I love Amanda’s dress, minus the belt, which is terrible.

  31. Kosmos says:

    I agree, limited range as an actress….pretty here, but without all her makeup on, not so good. What strikes me is how many men she’s already been through in her young career.

  32. muppet_barbershop says:

    Luminous, thanks for asking; and moreover, I am so psyched to see Eddie Redmayne’s performance! If anyone else saw The Yellow Handkerchief you know how special this guy can be.