Amanda Seyfried’s Vanity Fair photoshoot: pale & interesting or boring?

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried appears in the December issue of Vanity Fair in a gorgeous photoshoot that VF has just made available online. She’s currently promoting her roles in both Les Miserables and Lovelace, which are two movies that probably couldn’t be more different. Oddly enough, VF describes Amanda as “very pale and very interesting” (which seems like a strange way to describe an actress, right?) The shoot shows her draped in various couture outfits including some selections from Valentino, Dior, and Elie Saab. Mostly, this post is about eye candy because Amanda is so seriously beautiful, but she arrives with very little gossip fodder, so this is merely a chance to ooh and ahh over pretty clothes. Also, this dog is pretty damn cute.

There’s also a brief interview to go along with the shoot, and it’s not terribly interesting stuff, but Amanda does say a few mildly amusing things about Hugh Jackman and going down on a popsicle. Don’t worry — those two topics do not belong together at all. Here are some excerpts:

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

On shooting Mean Girls: “Back then I thought every movie that was made found an audience and things were all stars and butterflies,” she sighs, “before I developed a relationship with this world.”

On working with Hugh Jackman in Les Mis: “There is nothing bad to say about Hugh. He isn’t human. I bet you anything he’s got some kind of superhuman capabilities, beyond just being just the kindest, gentlest soul I’ve come across.” Plus, she says, he has a wildly inappropriate sense of humour, which she shares. Together they invented alternative story lines that transformed their characters’ tender relationship into something altogether less innocent, like the old Renault “Papa!” and “Nicole!” ads gone wild. “We sexualized everything as much as we could. It was really funny, the moments we could find . . . It’s like every movie has another version, another satirical version of itself.”

On the challenges of Lovelace: “We were doing a scene where I was supposed to be going down on Peter Sarsgaard. We used a popsicle, and I had my arms covering the popsicle. It was footage that he was going to show the Deep Throat guy, to get her into the movie, to get her cast. I was laughing hysterically throughout. I couldn’t stop laughing.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I wonder exactly what Lovelace will do for Amanda’s career. This isn’t the same movie that once starred Lindsay Lohan (that was Inferno and went on to cast Malin Akerman), so it’s probably not quite as trashy as any pic that involved itself with a Lohan. Still, playing a pr0n star seems like an unconventional choice for Amanda Seyfried, who does best in romantic comedies, musicals, and weepy Nicholas Sparks films. Oh well, here’s some more clothing pr0n!

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Photos courtesy of Vanity Fair

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  1. Nessa says:

    Wow. She looks amazing. Definitely the most beautiful she has ever looked. Gorgeous girl!

  2. Aria says:

    She’s insanely beautiful.

  3. GoodCapon says:

    That Irish wolfhound is GORGEOUS! Look at its paws! Amanda looks small standing next to it! 😀

    I love her expressions in the photos. She’s has a serious bitch face in the third one. And let’s give her and the photographer some credit, at least they didn’t go for the usual open-mouth route.

    I give Vogue top marks for this photoshoot.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I agree!! I love Irish Wolfhounds!! I’d love to own one. Right now we have three mini dachshunds…can you imagine dachshunds and an Irish Wolfhound? They’d come up to it’s ankle! LOL!

      As for the movie…I don’t know about most people but I have no desire to see a movie about Linda Lovelace no matter who’s in it. I doubt it’ll help her career.

      • themummy says:

        I have two 12 pound miniature doxies (who are getting to be a bit elderly) and a 95 pound black lab (who is still a puppy). They look SO silly next to each other! But I love how careful and gentle the lab is not to jump or step on them even if her rowdy puppy-ness. One of my doxies had back surgery for IVDD and is severely handicapped and in diapers…and my lab acts as her protector. I love dogs so so so much. (That Fiona Apple story made me cry when I read it last night and then again today when I tried to read the comments on the story here. Dogs should live foreverrrr!!)

        The Irish Wolfhound in the pics is gorgeous!!

      • bluhare says:

        My money says if you got an Irish Wolfhound, the dachshunds would rule. Your poor new dog wouldn’t know what hit him.

    • Erinn says:

      That was the first thing I noticed. The wolfhound. I’d love one… but they have such a short lifespan, I couldn’t handle it.

      • GoodCapon says:

        Same here. I want one too, but I want them to live longer with me!

        It is kinda sad that the bigger dogs generally have shorter lifespans than their smaller counterparts.

  4. Skipper says:

    She is getting prettier as she ages

  5. Sisi says:

    lovely shoot!

    I love that chair/couch hybrid. I’m sorry I don’t know the english word, we call them chaise longue…

    • themummy says:

      That’s what it’s called in English, too. We borrowed the word.

      • Jenna says:

        ~Thank You Both!~ (themummy & Sisi) as dim as this is going to make me sound… I’d rather wondered what that type of furniture was called (as well as often wondering just what a chaise lounge was when I would come across it in a book) – but I’d wonder, and then promptly forget to look it up later. (which is odd. I’m normally good at that.) My family has had several, but we also called it a fainting couch – nice to finally know just what the dratted thing really is. (and wow doesn’t this make me look like a nitwit.)

      • Jenni says:

        It’s chaise longue in French (“long chair”) but in English a lot of people do keep the chaise and substitute lounge rather than saying longue. But in Victorian times they did call it a fainting couch. So you were right all around.

  6. Aiobhan says:

    She is pretty boring but not everyone needs to bring the crazy in every interview.

    I love the photo of her in the Valentino gown. I think it is the same one (or something similar Anne Hathaway wore a few weeks ago. Amanda would win in a “bitch stole my look” scenario.

  7. marie says:

    she is beautiful, but her acting seems very vanilla, she’s decent enough but once the movie is over I don’t really remember her performance, if that makes any sense..

    • Amelia says:

      She’s vanilla. Inoffensive, wears clothes well, very pretty – but also a titchy bit forgettable.

    • Eve says:

      As an actress I think she’s just plain bad.

      Don’t like her demeanor either — especially annoying were her interviews where she mentioned her former boyfriend even though the relationship had ended long before. I’m actually surprised she didn’t mentioned him this time.

  8. Katie says:

    Let’s be honest she is one of this starlets who will never get her breakthrough moment. She is around forever and will be around forever but never as a star.

  9. Mew says:

    She was absolutely corgeous in Casanova and I thought “this girl has unique beauty”. Somehow she can’t manage to do it at all outside Casanova, it’s just somehow dull in an odd way. There’s something off the way they style her (and she styles herself). As if she’s supposed to be really corgeus, everything just right, but something simply dims her light.

  10. hoya_chick says:

    Gorg! Love her. She was in a movie called Chloe with Julianne Moore that was very sexually explicit with lots of nudity. It wasn’t a porn or anything buy I think Lovelace would be along that vain. She wouldn’t pick anything trashy that would ruin her career. She seems pretty together.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Yeah I was going to say ‘Lovelace’ is not her first suggestive role bc of Chloe and..wasn’t there one with she and Megan Fox being naughty? ‘Jessica’s Body’ or something? Anyway, my point is we have seen her be something other than the good girl and it’s pretty cool..shows she has range. Plus, she is obv a beauty. She’ll be around for a while.

  11. SCREEEE says:

    I love her. I’d love to see her do full on comedy again – she was hilarious in Mean Girls.

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She has a really special kind of beauty-part doll, part ethereal being, part alien. She’s just really uniquely beautiful.

  13. Gigi says:

    Pretty but boring. She has the same expression on every photo

  14. Jessica says:

    Is that Buck from Married with Children in the first pic??? lol

  15. lucy2 says:

    What a beautiful photo shoot.
    I’m looking forward to Les Mis, and I think she’ll be good in it.

  16. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Love the dresses. Does anyone from which designer is the first and the second last one? I´m guessing Elie Saab first, and Dior/Gaultier the second last one, but I´m not sure.
    I can´t really be bothered to care about anything Amanda Seyfried, she is so meh.

    • Eve says:

      Ha! I read your comment/reply upthread and quickly gave up posting my opinion about Seyfried because I thought you’re talking about her — didn’t want to rain on your parade. Then I scrolled down and saw this one. Phew!

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Haha, NO, my comment was about Natalie Dormer(the Tudors), who someone has mistaken for Seyfried. I don´t care about her, except Mean Girls I haven´t seen her in anything, yeah she is bad, but I just don´t care. Thanks for your sensitivity.

    • lily says:

      the second last one is from Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012

  17. I Choose Me says:

    She looks gorgeous and major plus points for not having a single open mouth shot in the bunch. Yay!

  18. cynicalsmirk says:

    I think she’s just ridiculously pretty. Incredibly good gene pool, there. She may be a bit dull, but, well, you can’t have it all. As I say about my very stupid cocker spaniel, she doesn’t have to be smart, since she’s a natural blonde 🙂

  19. Harpreet says:

    It is weird that while she is playing Cosette, Anne Hathaway’s making more headlines, even though Cosette and Fantine are both major roles.

  20. La Calabaza says:

    Stunning young lady.

  21. francesca1 says:

    No one is mentioning what a talented singer Amanda is. She has a beautiful voice (much better than Hathaway’s). I think she is really under appreciated.

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  23. KellyinSeattle says:

    She’s a beautiful woman, and the photo shoot was great. I’m jealous because I can’t seem to take any pic without closing my eyes or looking goofy. She definitely doesn’t struggle with that!

  24. jess says:

    how come no one is commenting on how much work she’s had done since she was young and bug eyed in mean girls? shes had her whole face redone! chin, cheeks, she’s a brand new girl!

  25. sheila says:

    I have a soft spot for her since Mamma Mia and can REALLY sing!! I loved her chemistry with Meryl in that movie.

    She is gorgeous, with those big eyes, a very unique beauty. She may seem dull to some, but I think she’s sweet and seems like a hard worker, like she has her act together (especially compared to her Mean Girl costar Lindsay Lohan!!), no bad behaviour reports form her.

  26. Anoano says:

    She’s beautiful and hard to believe Lindsay Lohan is only 2(!!!) years younger than Amanda yet she looks 10+ years older than her. I like to imagine Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfriend snickering and LOL to themselves about Lindsay’s delusions of Oscar winning. Because you just know La Lohan was probably full of her own importance even in her Mean Girls day and probably acted like they were the lesser stars. Yet Rachel and Amanda are constantly working on big projects with big actors and Lindsay well, she has a job on Lifetime(!!!) and is possibly headed back to jail (again!!) her career as a has-been is going great!

  27. pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Such a beautiful face but the photoshoot isn’t all that interesting, don’t know what it is about her that just fails to really capture my interest :/

  28. anonymous says:

    In the right role she’s good. She’s a pretty gal and not boring, maybe on the quieter side and nothing wrong with that. At least she is sweet and pleasant and doesn’t come with Kirsten’s bad attitude and director-loving reputation or Lindsay’s constant drama and self-entitlement ways, so likely a good hire for the movie people.

  29. Holden says:

    I think she’s the hottest actress in Hollywood right now, very sessy.

  30. Grace says:

    She is just gorgeous.

  31. Lexi says:

    I love her she is my second favourite actress, she looks very pretty in those photos

  32. natalina says:

    Pale is beautiful! Would you rather she not be herself and turn orange? Who wrote that headline??

  33. TC says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  34. Sandra says:

    They Photoshopped those fish eyes, in Jennifer’s body her eyes are bulging, not exactly a great beauty, and a terrible actress

  35. Linda says:

    She looks amazing!!!

  36. Bowers says:

    She’s pretty. Shoot looks like an Anthropologie catalog.

  37. kityafey says:

    She is absolutely stunning. She has the most beautiful eyes. I loved the photo shoot. Love the dog too.

  38. Jane says:

    She looks like an angel <3 If there was anyone I´d want to switch looks with, I´d be her, she´s perfection.

  39. Meanchick says:

    Why do I feel like she’s channeling Sharon Tate? Creepy.

  40. Katyusha says:

    I want the wolfhound!!

  41. J Strong says:

    nevermind, i’ll be nice…