Amanda Seyfried talks 'Les Mis,' 'Lovelace'
February 15th, 2012
09:33 AM ET

Amanda Seyfried talks 'Les Mis,' 'Lovelace'

Allow Amanda Seyfried to clear her throat - the actress is busily warming up for her role as Cosette in Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" adaptation.

Seyfried, who showcased some of her vocals in 2008's "Mamma Mia!" said the key to training for a musical movie is to not rest one's voice, but rather to never stop singing.

"You just continue to train your voice," she told CNN. "You go to the doctor a lot and you stay away from dairy. That's all I can do right now. I know all my songs like the back of my hand."

The audition process was four months long, and thankfully the 26-year-old enjoys belting out songs as much as she enjoys acting.

"It's really a lot to sing but it's so fun. It's like, my favorite thing to do. I think this movie's going to be quite an experience."

Seyfried said she's currently in rehearsals for "Les Mis," now that she's wrapped her starring role in the Linda Lovelace biopic, "Lovelace."

The movie, about the pornographic film actress, is expected to debut this year, although it will arrive at the theater with a last minute casting change.

Seyfried's former co-star, Demi Moore, had to drop out of the film last month. Instead, Sarah Jessica Parker jumped on board to play Moore's vacated part of Gloria Steinem.

"I was really bummed," Seyfried said of Moore's exit. "We were all really bummed. She worked so hard and she was the perfect Gloria. Things just don't work out the way you want them to, but then it's hard to wish for someone's well being but substitute them."

"It sucked," Seyfried said, "but Sarah Jessica Parker was so awesome. Oh my God, I couldn't believe it. I mean, I know she felt bad, she felt really bad, too. And she was really nervous. Gloria Steinem's an icon. [But] she filled her shoes really well."

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  1. kopetzj

    The Trial of Harry Reems (Yes, THAT One) –

    February 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Paul

    It sucked? How appropriate.

    February 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joe lowe

    I would suggest not using the term "it sucked" when discussing Linda Lovelace

    February 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. J.C.

    Eh... do it anyway.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rudo

    Big deal, she can't act. She shouldn't be in Hollywood in the first place, it'll just mess her up.

    She should find a responsible, good-looking white guy and have lots of good-looking white children.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • tekstep1

      As opposed to a black guy?

      February 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rudo

      How would coupling with a black produce white chidren?

      All it would do, aside from wasting good genes, is satisfy the disgusting interracial fetishes of aggrieved "minorities" and self-hating white liberal twinks.

      February 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Church of Suicidal

      C'mon. Rudo, admit it. Your skinhead dreams are full of being teabagged by a black man.

      February 16, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. cheyanna

    joe, seriously?? man, people really need to quit being pervs. its getting a little annoying!!!!

    February 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey I agree, no need to be pervy up in here

      Btw, I gots Henessey and some ice cubes, whaddya say bout torqueing up some John Holmes while I pull on your hair

      February 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe in Pittsburgh

      For all Joe's everywhere, I sincerely apologize for that other Joe.

      February 16, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joe

    I've seen her naked. She's yummy.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MD

    Who is this chick? Seriously, who is she?

    February 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. be quiet

    you don't need to stay away from dairy to sing well. that's an old wives tale.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jeff


    February 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mike

    This chick needs acting lessons. She's the female equivalent of Hayden Christensen.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I'm required

    Am I the only person who feels Amanda Seyfried has HUGE GOOGLY eyes and NOT in a good way? Come on she looks like a freaking alien. That cover of her that came out....they did some amazing airbrushing cause she looks amazing but come on. She's fugly!!!

    February 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • tekstep1

      Don't hate because no one will touch you.

      February 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just shut up fool

      I'd love to get the proper swerve on with this hottie, shes got big ol beautiful bedroom eyes....

      February 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BBBB

    you should do that anyway

    February 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @Mike in NYC

    Well, you're no better. What, you get off abusing small animals or animals in general you sicko?

    February 15, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Leucadia Bob


    February 15, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mike in NYC

    Seriously. This is the comment you leave for this article? Aren't there small woodland creatures somewhere that you should be abusing???

    February 15, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  17. Derpington

    when they said "Allow Amanda Seyfried to clear her throat" i thought they were talking about her a linda lovelace, lol

    February 15, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
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