Theyre gearing up for the release of their racy new flick Lovelace, and Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard had a blast working together.
In their new GQ interview, the Mama Mia babe and the Shattered Glass guy discuss their experience with shocking honesty.
Seyfried notes that she took the gig to push herself. I just wanted to play somebody real. I needed a challengethat was the initial thing.
As for Peter, I was really reluctant to do it. Im not sure I have an honest answer for that question. I mean, it was kind of the opposite of everything else that was going on in my life at the time. I had a pregnant wife. Like, jumping into a world and getting lostit was the exact opposite of being a father. The violence, the sex. That was probably the reason I didnt want to do it, theoretically, but its probably all the reasons that drew me to it as well.
Amanda also admits to being exposed to pornography herself at a young age. I was five or six. Six, I think. It was a copa guy dressed in a cop costume, and it was a girl going down on him. It was the first time Id ever seen a penis, and I remember it being very graphic, and I remember when he came: it was so terrifying. It was funny. But it was also, like, so, so, so wrong. It was 1990 or 1991, and so AIDS was really rampant. Watching any kind of sexual acts when youre a six-year-old would make you think you were going to contract AIDS somehow.
However, Sarsgaard shares a much more tame past with porn. I was really obsessed with Bo Derek, so I managed to watch Bolero and the Tarzan movie, because Id seen 10 over at a friends house, and it kind of blew my mind. And then the same kidthis was in Oklahomahad cable TV, which none of the rest of us had, and he did this thing where he would take a credit card, slide it over the top of the cable box and mess with it for a while until the signal would kind of come in. Thered be, like, a fuzzy rainbow line going through the middle of it. Thats how wed watch Electric Blue. She would be on the hood of a car, in the salt flats of Nevada somewhere, taking off her clothes, and the wind would be blowing. But, you know, I think it was a very long time before I watched porn where someone would ejaculate. Maybe when I was in college.
The Big Love starlet even shares her feelings on filming sex scenes with Peter- To be honest, that was, like, the least of our worries. It wasnt that bad. I mean, it was weird at first, butit wasnt likeI didnt fear it like I used to.