Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Amanda Seyfried in Interview Magazine
So if you’ve seen the trailer for the new film Red Riding Hood—original Twilight (2008) director Catherine Hardwicke’s new gothic pastiche reimagining of the children’s fairy tale and other “My, what big teeth you have!” source material—then you understand why 25-year-old Amanda Seyfried is now perfectly positioned to become “AmSey” or “AmaSe” or, our personal favorite around the Interview offices, “MandaFried.” Appropriately, Red Riding Hood features a conspicuously Twilight-esque setup, set in a medieval village that has been engaged for decades in a mysterious arrangement with a homicidal entity known only as The Wolf (they bring the wolf periodic offerings of goats and other livestock; in exchange, he doesn’t kill anyone). The story is centered around Valerie (Seyfried), a young woman with a soft spot for red-hooded outerwear, who finds herself at the center of a love triangle, torn between her fiancée, Henry (Max Irons), and Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), her childhood best friend who has just returned to the village after a decade away. As Valerie and Peter discover their new, more adult feelings for one another, they plot to run away together. Simultaneously, The Wolf, whose identity remains elusive to the villagers, decides to break the détente, as Team Henry and Team Peter begin to form. Hyper-real, supernatural, grey-skied teen terror-love—the key elements of that rare clean-energy source that seems to fuel youth-culture mania in its most extreme forms—ensues.
Check it out here.