The 26-year-old actress is becoming somewhat of a go-to in Hollywood these days -- the versatile actress who can carry a comedy, musical or a thriller. You pick. Amanda Seyfried is your girl.
Famous for her adorable performance in Mamma Mia!, Seyfried has graduated to the role of a fearless woman who will stop at nothing until her sister is safe in the new fast-paced thriller Gone.
"She's not an action star, and she's not a superhero; she's just a girl who has to live by her instincts," Seyfried said of her character while sitting barefoot and cross-legged in a director's chair at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. SheKnows caught up with the artful, inspiring actress while she was promoting the movie, which co-stars Daniel Sunjata and Jennifer Carpenter.
"I hope that if ever the stakes were that high for me, I would be able to do the same thing, but I don't know," she says. "It's adrenaline and willpower."
This kind of determination -- trying to track a serial killer who recently kidnapped you -- is tough when no one believes you-know-who committed the crime. A game of wits ensues, and it's up to Seyfried's character to persevere.
"If you really want something, you can get it," she says -- a motto she takes personally and applies to her own life. "It's good to be ambitious. It's good to remember that you can do anything you put your mind to."
Is there anything the blonde-haired, green-eyed girl from Pennsylvania would like to do? "I really want to be fluent in French," she says. "I just have to have time to focus and do it every day."
Mais oui, Amanda! All you have to do is put your mind to it.
Gone opens in theaters Feb. 3.
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