“She’s made a really smart choice,” says La Bute, “She didn’t say, ‘Yeah, I think the first thing I’ll do is Cordelia in ), along with Silverman and La Bute, are sitting around a big, square table picking apart every line of dialogue. “While people may carry in a preconception about what I do,” says La Bute, “I think they will be pleasantly surprised.
Because this is a morning-after play about two people who got drunk at a wedding reception and had sex for the first time, and because the scene they are working on is one in which Seyfried appears nude, tries to initiate intimacy, and is rebuffed by her lover, the assembled group is in the midst of a very specific conversation about oral sex. I give these two people a fair chance.”La Bute has been honing the script since Seyfried was cast to play to her strengths.
It’s a gift.”It is noon, and everyone breaks for lunch. These people have been doing this for years and years, so I really feel like an amateur.
As in: What situation would cause a man to turn down a blow job from a very beautiful naked woman he is wildly attracted to? “She has such an expressive face—those eyes are quite dazzling—and a stillness that I think the best film and TV actors have,” he says. She lets out a big sigh and pulls her long blonde hair back off her face.“In terms of backstory,” says La Bute, “is it more interesting for them if this is the first time she’s going to give him a blow job? “To be able to stand there and let us see into you? “There’s a layer of insecurity that this brings out, of course, but I am trying to throw it away,” she says, “although I can’t, really, because insecurity, a little bit of it, is always important for any actor.There are those huge, blue-gray eyes, sure, but also those plump, pale-pink lips and alabaster skin.From certain angles, she looks like Michelle Pfeiffer in Seyfried has an unusual presence, a way of being both deeply engaged and full of curiosity while also seeming to drift off somewhere else.Long grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, with two brothers; Seyfried, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with an older sister, Jennifer. “I was in Allentown last weekend and didn’t want to come back.”If you had your druthers, I say, where would you live? I would like my life to be the same as it is now, but with a little less stress and a little less work.” Lately, she’s been talking a lot about being more careful with the projects she chooses. But she does plan to spend more time up here in the summer, especially since she’s in the midst of planning a wedding at the house in August. All the attention is going to be on her, and I’m going to slip away and enjoy myself.” (Seyfried seems all too happy to not be at the center of attention for once. I basically will wear whatever Riccardo designs because it’s always interesting.”)Seyfried’s sister, Jenni, is three and half years older, lives in L. “It felt very adult to make the decision to do that movie,” says Seyfried.
Her mother, Ann, is an occupational therapist and her father, Jack, a pharmacist. She brings up one film she regrets, for which “they paid me too much money, and what I should have done was walk away. “I don’t love the red carpet, because it’s loud and unnatural,” she says at one point, “but I do still get excited when I put on the chosen dress for the evening because I feel confident. A., and after working in special effects for films, she is now studying to be a veterinary technician. “And then very adult to film it.” That role led to her getting cast in in which she turns in a performance that she—rightfully—considers to be the thing she’s proudest of.Occasionally, she will interrupt to ask a question about something that was said three minutes earlier.Her friend Eddie Redmayne, with whom she starred in sums it up nicely: “There’s an openness of spirit, a distinct kind of whimsy that is unlike anyone I know. And her lightness of spirit and her humor sort of belie a depth of emotion, which is amazing.“Maybe it’s because I’m subconsciously aware of his mortality.I try not to think about it, but somewhere inside of me, I’m like, He’s going to die way sooner than all the rest of the people I know!“I really do have my own identity, both inside and outside the relationship, if that makes any sense. It’s also really good to feel OK being alone.” Sounds like a healthy attitude for an actor dating another actor. But making movies is two solid months of twelve-, fourteen-hour days. And if you make too many bad decisions in a row, people don’t come knocking anymore.”Seyfried bought her spread in Stone Ridge last October and after some renovation spent her first night here on New Year’s Eve. She has a very strong constitution.”Though I loved and he described her as “a resourceful and engaging young actress industriously turning herself into a movie star.” Perhaps the reason I had not realized I was seeing the same actress is that Seyfried has had a singularly varied career: She has done small independent films, comedies, musicals, big-budget Hollywood blockbusters, and creepy thrillers. It’s hard to turn things down, because it’s in me to want to always be working.