Amanda Seyfried's publicist wouldn't let her pose nude

Apr 15, 2013 at 2:06 p.m. ET

Lotsa celebs appear naked in Allure this month. But not Amanda Seyfried.

Amanda Seyfried in a red dress

Amanda Seyfried clearly doesn't mind the risqué: She plays iconic porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming Lovelace, for pete's sake. But she says her publicist wouldn't let her strip down for Allure's "Look Better Naked" issue in May.

Seyfried appears on the cover of the magazine's seasonal body-image issue; Allure editor-in-chief Linda Well hosted a party in her honor at AOC Wine Bar in Los Angeles, where in a toast she mentioned that Seyfried was the only celebrity featured in the magazine who got to keep her clothes on.

Such stars as Glee's Naya Rivera, Once Upon a Time's Jennifer Morrison, and Nashville's Clare Bowen do appear in the mag naked (but probably doing a shield-y kind of pose, you know how magazines do it). Seyfried does not.

Seyfried protested the toast: "I would have, but my publicist wouldn’t let me!" according to the New York Post's Page Six.

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Seyfried's publicist's influence apparently didn't extend as far as the quotes she let Seyfried give the magazine. The Post reports that Seyfried's vocal coach told her to prepare for singing in Les Misérables this way: "Imagine [performing a sex act], get that feeling in the back of your throat, and then sing."

She also admitted that the tattoo of the word "minge" on her feet is a slang term for vagina.

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"It's an amazing word!" Seyfried told the magazine.

Seyfried told Chelsea Handler in 2010 that it was her "nickname" and "you can't see it, but it's called minge and it's slang in England. It has something to do with your pubic hair in the dictionary."

Okey dokey, then.

The internet has it that the word minge is associated with the Scottish word "ming," which means something that stinks.

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