Amanda Seyfried in Glamour: “I’m terrified of being promiscuous”

The socially awkward Amanda Seyfried covers the March issue of Glamour. While the cover shot (seriously, a hairdryer?) looks like it belongs on the cover of Teen magazine instead, the rest of the shoot (included below) is much better. As far as the accompanying interview is concerned, Amanda discusses her on-off again boyfriend Dominic Cooper, babies, and getting naked with her dog.

On dating non-celebs: You learn very quickly what people are so enamored with, and it’s not necessarily me. I think it’s all the bullsh-t of the idea of someone who’s famous, which seems more exotic than the fact. You have to be careful whom you date, but I had a great time this summer.”

On her ex, Dominic Cooper: “He was my last real boyfriend. We still joke about having kids, like, ‘If it doesn’t work out with other people, we might as well just have a child,’” Seyfried says. “And there’s a part of that that feels. . . possible.”

Is she going through a 20s slut phase? “No! I’m terrified of being promiscuous. I don’t like the feeling you get when it’s not something that you truly want to do, and I hate the emotional abuse you give yourself afterward. It’s just uncomfortable when you’re with somebody and you’re like, ‘I don’t really know if I’m even comfortable with this. Why did I? Eww!’ I think dating can come without sex. I think that’s a really fun way to do it. Right now I’m happy to not have someone’s naked body around me. Except for my dog’s.”

She’ll never date Justin Timberlake: “I think any female that meets him at first is like, ‘I want to date you.’ He seems so perfect, but you get to know him, and he’s a good pal. He’ll tell you what he really feels. But, you know, he’s really famous, which has its downsides.”

On having kids: “I think about kids all the time. I feel like the next person I commit to, that’s going to be the guy who I’m going to have kids with. That’s in my crazy female brain. So that’s why I’m like, ‘I can’t commit.’”

[From Glamour]

When Amanda insists that she’s not promiscuous and can do dating without sex, is she trying to tell us that she never slept with sort of ex-boyfriend Ryan Phillipe? I really hope that’s the case — not because I don’t want Amanda to get any action but because it’s so damn amusing to think of Ryan wining and dining a gorgeous chick (and taking her to Paris) and still not getting anywhere in the sack. Let’s face it, Ryan is a douche, and Amanda is better off without him.

As opposed to her personal life, Amanda seemingly has no problem playing loose women on camera. She’s currently playing Linda Lovelace, got super naked in Chloe, and made out with Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body. So I guess she reserves her wild side for her acting career, which is fine. Here’s the rest of the Glamour editorial spread with Amanda. She’s so damn unmistakably beautiful, but it’s such a shame that she’s not terribly interesting as an interview subject.

Photos courtesy of Glamour and HuffPo

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  1. Lady_Luck says:

    I love her in the pic with the blowdryer, she looks really classic, feminine and sexy.

    I see a poignant yet subtle dig at Justin Timberlake for being a first class douche.

    I also don’t buy for one second that she never slept with Ryan Phillipe. I think that was the douchebag that changed her way of thinking to her current philosophy. Well good on her, always best to keep your bod away from douchebag predators and stay all the more saner for it.

    • Camille says:

      OMG she is terrified of being promiscuous but the cover looks like stills from some ’70 porn like she is going to start to play with this big, hot blow dryer.

      • NinaG says:

        I disagree with your statement, you can be sexy but it doesn’t mean your a slut. A photo shoot to me is acting as well as a role, just because I may play a certain role doesn’t mean that is who I am off camera.

  2. Lady_Luck says:

    aargh. I hate the way it does this, you go to the touble of typing out a few good paragraphs and the comment comes up blank(!!!!)

    anyways….as I was sayin’

    I love her in the first pic with the blowdryer, she looks classic, feminine and sexy.

    I love her poignant yet subtle dig at Justin Timberlake for being a douche.

    I also don’t believe for one second she held out on sex with Ryan Phillipe. I believe he was the man that was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” so to speak, the one that changed her thoughts on dating to her current philosophy. And good on her, always wise to keep one’s bod away from predatory douchebags, and stay all the more saner for it.

  3. whatthehell456 says:

    If what she’s saying is true then, good for her. It sounds like she knows herself well and what is best for her. Let’s hope she keeps it up and sets a new standard for women in HW.

  4. brin says:

    Well I guess from that first comment she’s not seeing that businessman from NY anymore.

  5. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Loved her since she was on All My Children! Still love her. I think she has healthy attitude about sex for a gir living in these times and in Hollyhell. Good for her.

    But she totally boned Ryan.

  6. Eve says:

    On her ex, Dominic Cooper: “He was my last real boyfriend. We still joke about having kids, like, ‘If it doesn’t work out with other people, we might as well just have a child,’” Seyfried says. “And there’s a part of that that feels. . . possible.”

    You’d better back off, bitch!

    Now, seriously, if she had a baby with my deliciously frog-eyed Cooper, how big their kid’s eyes would be??? No, Amanda, just no.

    P.S.: I don’t buy that she never slept with Phillipe either. And for someone who says she doesn’t want to be promiscuous…well, WHILE she was already with Cooper, she briefly dated Alexander Skaarsgard.

  7. Sarko says:

    I looooooove the fact that she and Dominic Cooper have those matching bug eyes.
    Hope they reconcile

    Who woulda thunk she would end up being the biggest star from Mean Girls?

    • Eve says:

      I looooooove the fact that she and Dominic Cooper have those matching bug eyes. Hope they reconcile

      How. Dare. You!


      • Sarko says:

        With the bug eyes
        Great minds think alike eh?
        Wow she boned Starsgaard, and y’kow Dominic had a girl when he and Amanda started knocking boots.
        Amanda don’t play, good for her but if this was Blake Lively the abuse would be monstrous!

      • Eve says:

        Nuh-uh! The “How. Dare. You!” was for you suggesting they should reconcile. As in “How. Dare. You! — he has to come in MY direction”. HUMPF!

        P.S.: I know he has bug eyes — I even like calling them “alien eyes”. And yes, he had a girlfriend of 13 years when he met Seyfried on the set of Mamma Mia!

    • normades says:

      So true Sarko, you can never predict these things. When MGs came out one woulda thought 1. Lilo 2. Rachel and Amanda as a distant 3rd.

      But actually the real break-out star of MGs is Tina Fey ;-)

      Howday Eve, you crack me up as always!

      • Eve says:


        Hey, did you see the posts about Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard filming in NYC? You can find them on Laineygossip and Justjared. He’s coming back, baby! He’s coming back!

      • normades says:

        Tots saw those. When I saw how he “smiled at her with his eyes” I got soooo jealous.

        I’m not jealous of any stars, but Marion, yeah, that would be the one :-)

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      @Sarko, I think Rachel McAdams is the bigger mean girls star. Amanda comes in at second; her co-stars aren’t as A-list as Rachel and she isn’t really a great movie headliner/co-headliner (ie Red Riding Hood bombed). However, I do like her and think she’s unconventionally beautiful.

      • normades says:

        Unfortunately I think Amanda is more in demand these days. I love Rachel so much and wish she was getting better offers.

      • Lini says:

        I agree, Rachel is the biggest star that gets the best roles (of course mainly because she’s the best actress). Amanda is very pretty though.

  8. Samigirl says:

    That last picture. I totally had those shorts (and a cropped top as part of the set) when I was 12. It was hideous then and hideous now. She’s pretty. That outfit is not.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      Me too! That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the pics–that I had the same ugly shorts and shirt in the late 80s-early 90s, and I can’t believe I wore such ugly crappy clothes, let alone that someone’s trying to bring them back in style. Leave that fugness back in 1990, please!

    • Zelda says:

      I actually love the top. But printed denim should not come back.

      I am more troubled by the 2001-styled banner shot. I’d have died to wear that outfit to a party in my college days. That’s not even old enough to be retro… it’s just outdated.

  9. francesca says:

    I found the interview kind of refreshing. It IS nice to date without having sex. It definitely keeps things on a different level and I love doing it, too.

  10. HoustonGrl says:

    I saw her in Chloe, and while she may be beautiful in these pictures, she was beyond stunning on a film screen. Girl crush!!

  11. Lisa says:

    She is one of my favorite young actresses…and I LOVE how the camera LOVES HER…one word…”lush”!

    And this was a cool interview…and I SO agree with her!!! Save your freaky side for your films…THANK YOU!!!

  12. spinner says:

    Beautiful girl. She is so young. Time will tell as to what she is truly made of.

  13. lucy2 says:

    She is very pretty, but I don’t really care for the styling of the photos.
    She sounds like she’s pretty smart and knows what she does and doesn’t want. That’s good.
    Yeah, Lady_Luck, that did come off as a dig at Justin. Deserving, I’m sure.

  14. Zelda says:

    It’s fucking. Just fucking. It’s not who you are, it is something you do, and in no way should it define you as a person anymore than liking TV defines you as a person, or your favourite colour being blue defines you as a person.

    Do it. Don’t do it. But stop acting like your–or anyone’s–sexuality has bearing on individual character.

    • Celia says:

      Great comment!

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Woah ease up there. No need for being vicious about it. Sex is different for some people than it is for others; for some it relates to their character/morals and for others it does not. That simple.

      • Zelda says:

        I don’t wear coral. I just don’t. It’s something you will not find me doing. IT’s a choice, but there is coral everywhere, and other people like it a lot. Interesting.

        While that is a detail about my life, my feeling that I’m not a coral-type of person does not make me any better or worse as a person.

        Thus making it completely stupid that she, or Britney Spears, or Tim Tebow or anyone thinks it’s important to share.

    • JenJen says:

      Are you kidding? Everything you do, say, and think defines you as a person to some degree.
      Sex isn’t a free-for-all. You can literally die from “fucking” the wrong person. If you’re comfortable taking your chances and don’t feel inhibited by letting a near stranger have access to your private parts, then knock yourself out, and try not to spread diseases around.
      It’s no more wrong to be reserved sexually than it is to be promiscuous… but giving it up to people you don’t know very well certainly carries a higher probability of disaster.

      • Zelda says:

        There are precautions.

        And I’m not advocating promiscuity per se. Who ever said anything about a “free-for-all”? (offensive term, btw)
        Why is there a view from women who think it’s only for when it is “special” (and it really can be) that women who do have casual sex will sleep with anyone, any time? It doesn’t work that way. As a casual sex haver, I won’t sleep with just anyone. I’m not going to sleep with your boyfriend, either.

        I’m not advocating that everyone stop treating their own sex lives the way they want to. I’m advocating that people stop assigning value to the sex lives of others.

    • Kellie says:

      Actually, what you do or dont do portrays an aspect of your character.

    • Karen says:

      Comment of the century y’all! Thanks Zelda!!!

    • HadleyB says:


      If f-king is JUST f-king with every single person, then you have problems.

      Are you so removed from yourself and the other person you are intimate with? and why would you want to be?

      If you have sex with many people, and it’s just f–king… then I feel sorry for you and anyone else that feels like that.

      Have self respect and yes, f-king many many people without a care, a thought, a feeling, all your life .. is an issue and it’s sad.

      Why would anyone want to live life like that and be used? Because in the end, you are being used plain and simple.

      • Zelda says:

        Your statement presupposes that I want more than just the sex itself and am having sex in exchange for love. And that sex is inherently disrespectful outside of a romantic relationship (is is not). I am at a stage in my life where I don’t WANT a romantic relationship. But I do enjoy sex, and still want to have it.

        A woman having sex without love is not a victim. I’m “using” them just as much as they are “using me”.

        And for the record, I have had wonderful sex in loving relationships. And that’s good too. But they each have a place in this world.

    • Shannen says:

      A person shouldn’t be labelled according to how much sex they have or with whom, I agree with this- you being a virgin or someone who enjoys sex often shouldn’t affect people’s views about you.

      This being said, sex is such an important part of people’s lives -even if you don’t have it because you choose not to- that how you handle it does say something about you. It’s just that, imo, just SOMEthing, not the whole package. ONE aspect of a person that should be taken into consideration along with many more- unfortunately today it’s often over emphasized.

  15. NerdMomma says:

    OH my I am crushing on those red shoes in the pool shot….Seyfried is beautiful but those shoes stole the show!

  16. Franny says:

    Is that seriously the cover? It looks like a fake tabloid cover someone makes in their intro to media high school class.

    • JenJen says:

      Where do I find the high school offering that class? Cool! We didn’t have anything remotely interesting like that to choose from at my high school.

  17. ladybert62 says:

    Those photos are horrible – photoshopped much?

    Worried about being promiscuous? That is easy – just say “NO”. It aint hard lady!

  18. Jane says:

    I love her so much!!

  19. mel says:

    So pretty. And she is one of the few actresses who admits it sucks dieting all the time and she has to for the business. None of the – oh I’m just naturally thin crap. She seems down to earth and not full of herself.

  20. Sasha says:

    She seems lovely, but her interview came off weird. I read the whole thing, and there was this super strange part where she talked about Ryan’s “situation” and how she didn’t want to be another voice in the situation. She also seems still completely in love with her ex, and appeared to be uncomfortable with him dating around. I feel like the interviewer pushed her a lot, because they knew Amanda isn’t good at brushing off questions. She seems so sweet, but I think there is a Ted blind that’s supposed to be about her being a total diva.

  21. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Is she going through promiscuous phase in her 20s? 😳 WTF? I’d like to know how that question came about and why the interviewer saw fit to ask her that. I’ve never heard of this type of questioned being posed to Timberlake and other young/single hollywood men. Hell, even Gerry Butler doesn’t like talking about his sex life. So why is it appropriate to ask this young lady about hers?

    • Asli says:

      Yeah, I was turned off by that too. If girls in their 20′s sleep around they’re sluts but guys aren’t? Weird. Especially since she’s very succesful (money-wise), more so than most people her age.

  22. Blue says:

    I would really like to know why every time a (young) woman is interviewed, she always gets asked about sex. I kind of understand when the mag is Cosmo, but for fashion mags i just don’t get it. Why and what is that relevant to? I wish just one of these starlets hands an interviewer their ass for asking. Seems inappropriate and unnecessary.

  23. The H says:

    How is her sex life our business?!

  24. Nanz says:

    Found her comment about Timberlake interesting.

  25. *Roxy* says:

    Linda Lovelace?? When?? There were some other actress with European name for that part. Did they recast or is it some other movie?

  26. jess says:

    this girl has had so much work done, she’s nearly unrecognizable from her mean girls days. how am i the only one who sees it??

  27. taxi says:

    TMI. “Terrified of being promiscuous” is a stupid remark. Avoiding it is a personal choice. Why talk about it?

    Only thing “beautiful” is her hair. The mouth is grossly exaagerated with lipstick & her bug eyes are, imo, an insurmountable flaw. She’d look much better in dark glasses!

  28. iseepinkelefants says:

    I like Amanda. She’s cute and relatable. Definitely one of my favorite [present] actresses.

    I’m guessing, like most actors, who they are on screen and who they are in real life are polar opposites. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not always the case BUT I have heard actors say more than once that characters allow them to be something they’re not. I don’t know if it’s some therapuetic release or what. Personally I don’t find pleasure in pretending to be someone else, but I guess those are the types of people that are attracted to that kind of work (which explains why I sucked so hard in those 4 years I took theater).

  29. Amanda says:

    Amanda looks like a blow-up doll or something on this cover, gross!

  30. SCREEEE says:

    I love her, but she doesn’t interview well, ESPECIALLY not on TV. However, she’s beautiful, talented, has a lovely singing voice and was hilarious in Mean Girls. I’m always confused about people good at playing funny having nothing witty to say, but hey… acting magic.

  31. reg says:

    If she lowers her eyelids slightly in the photos her bug eyes will appear less prominent.

  32. kristiner says:

    In that cover picture she looks like that transgender Carmelita from Dirty Sexy Money.

  33. hoganbcmj says:

    Just curious, but how do we know Ryan is a douche? You may be right, I have no idea, but what are we basing this douche theory on? It’s a bummer because I think Ryan is smokin hot. So is Amanda, though. That’s a lot of makeup but she looks good.