ENTERTAINMENT — 23 August 2013

Shelley Marsden

Amanda Seyfried, who was in London to promote her latest movie Lovelace, has said she is hoping to finish a song she started with Irish crooner Damien Rice last time she was in Ireland.

Asked following her musical turns in Mamma Mia! and Les Miserable whether she had any plans to release her own album, the blonde said she had no original material, apart from a song she’d started with Rice, which she would still love to finish.

The actress and the Kildare singer-songwriter hit it off in 2010, while Seyfried was filming Dear John, a love story co-starring Channing Tatum, about a soldier that falls in love with a college student while he’s on leave. The pair started playing together and came up with a song for the film – but they didn’t finish it.

She said: “If it ever gets finished I’ll be very proud I worked with Damien Rice. He’s amazing, he’s a really great guy, complex and loving and really musically talented. I got to live in his world for weekends at a time.”

Speaking to Scott Mills on Radio 1, Seyfried also said one of her favourite artists of the moment is Dubliner James Vincent McMorrow . It seems the American actress has a bit of a thing for Irish troubadours…

In the film, out this Friday, Seyfried plays Linda Lovelace (real name Linda Boreman) porn star of what remains the highest grossing indie film ever made, Deepthroat. It charts her coercion into the world of porn by her violent husband-manager Chuck Traynor, and her eventual break for freedom, when she began to speak out about abuse against women.


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