TeenHollywood: Amanda, how do you define your character? Do you think of her as a precocious girl looking for action; a 21st century girl in the black forest 500 years ago?
Amanda: Well, I separated from the usual damsel in distress which is in most fairy tales, to somebody that’s completely not in distress at all. She’s this young, strong female that’s going through her life and realizing her sexuality and kind of trying to navigate herself through young adult life in this medieval village. Of course, she’s the heroine in the movie. It centers on her so she needs to have balls. That was really attractive because I like playing women that have no fear, especially in the circumstances. She’s pretty brave.
TeenHollywood: Is she a modern woman in an ancient setting then?
Amanda: Well, yeah, and we added majorly contemporary elements to it like a love triangle and the coming of age element to it. It’s very contemporary how she’s dealing with her parents and the man she loves and the man that she was [engaged to]. Catherine [Hardwicke, director] knows how to work a good coming of age story. She’s connected to that youthful kind of essence.
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