“I was so innocent. I was so green,” reflects Seyfried in an interview with Indiewire. “I still look back at Mean Girls as my best work.”
The 27-year-old star stole the show playing the lovably ditzy Karen Smith in the 2004 comedy. Interestingly enough, Seyfried had little confidence in her on-screen work at the time.
“I look back and I’m like, ‘Really, I thought I was doing a terrible job.’ But it was written so well and so wonderfully directed,” says the actress. “Mark Waters (the director) made me look good; he made me funny. And Tina Fey wrote the coolest script of all time.”
Now, quite a bit more assured in her abilities, Seyfried is gearing up to show off her chops (and much more) as ’70s porn star Linda Lovelace in the new biopic Lovelace. When asked about her reservations in taking on such a risque role, the star says she felt surprisingly comfortable disrobing and simulating sexual acts on film.
“I don’t know why I’m comfortable. Nudity: whatever! Sex: we all do it,” Seyfried explains to Indiewire. “There’s a time and a place to be naked. There’s no part in this movie that makes me think, ‘Oh, wow, she’s naked.’ She’s a porn star! We simulated some scenes but there’s no graphic content in this movie, at all. I mean the graphic stuff is when he’s raping me on my wedding night. You see my skirt go up over my head when I’m being gang raped, but it’s like, so perfectly done.”