Amanda Seyfried covers the August issue of Elle, and as always, she is ethereally beautiful as well as pale and interesting. Amanda is promoting Lovelace, which comes out stateside on August 9 in limited release; have you watched the trailer yet? The movie doesn’t look that great even if there’s a ton of talent — including Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Brody, West Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, and Chris Noth — involved. Oh and naturally, James Franco (who is all about classifying pr0n as “art”) is playing Hugh Hefner.
In this shoot, Amanda looks absolutely gorgeous, and the styling is lovely with the exception of the heart-print knickers shown in the below photo. The excerpts are rather revealing too. She talks about how her vagina always immediately knows what it wants, and she admits that she’ll always hold a torch for her ex-douche, Dominic Cooper. Plus some other stuff too:
On playing Linda Lovelace: “I read the script and I was like, ‘Wow, this is the riskiest thing that’s happening [in Hollywood] right now.’ The first thing you think about is that it could have ruined my career. At the same time, I was like, ‘This is my chance to show them, to show the industry, to be recognized.’”
On physical attraction in a relationship: “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 her ex-boyfriend Dominic Cooper:: “We love each other … He’ll always be in my life regardless of what his girlfriends or future wife think. I’m never going to be with a guy that can’t deal with my friendship with him.”
On her current crush:: “[He's] someone separate from my industry life — I’ve known him since he was 16 … I picture him as the father of my children all the time. But it is a fantasy right now.”
What I find interesting is that Amanda says that her vagina always knows immediately who she wants to sleep with, but she’s claimed in the past that she waits forever before sleeping with most guys because she’s terrified of being promiscuous. Of course, it’s totally possible for one to balance both of those things, but it’s just funny that Amanda is talking in terms of her vagina wanting what it wants. Like it’s an animal that needs to be trained or something. And I mean that in the best way possible, if there is one.
Photos courtesy of Carter Smith and ELLE