Amanda Seyfried posed in romantic Victorian-inspired looks for the March issue of Interview available on newsstands on March 1. The Red Riding Hood star is prepping for the release of her dark fairy tale and chatted over the phone with Justin Timberlake, her costar in Now, for the magazine. Since they weren't in person, she decided she'd feel more comfortable answering his questions in the nude. Amanda's schedule is filling up quickly as she adds new roles to her plate, which may be one of the reasons she and Ryan Phillippe called it quits on their short-lived romance. Her film with Justin doesn't come out until the Fall, but here are highlights from their conversation::
- On her decision to act: "I didn't really go into the arts for any specific reason. It was just to find a vessel for all of my energy. And also because I'm not good at anything else. I'm just really not equipped for, say, academics or sports."
- Justin on his new acting career: "I actually find it liberating to give up control. It's nice for me. What's been more of a battle for me throughout the process of moving into acting is that I feel like I have to keep reassuring people that I'm not an assh*le. There is a stigma that comes from being on stage and being a musician."
- Amanda on her red wig: "I do think it was one of the best ideas to do this movie with a red wig because, I have to say, a lot of the studios, they buy a blonde. They keep saying, 'We bought a blonde.' And that can be really frustrating because that's not what I am."
- Amanda on working with brilliant actors: "I'm constantly attracted to people who are too smart for their own good and who have it all together, because I can't relate to that, so I can just kind of jump on their train."