Justin Timberlake interviewed his Now co-star Amanda Seyfried over the phone for the March issue of Interview Magazine. And it’s a good thing it was done over the phone because Amanda says she was naked on the other end!
“I think I should mention that I’m not wearing any clothes,” Amanda says with a laugh to Justin during her interview.
“Well, if that’s how you’d like to be interviewed, then that’s totally fine,” he responds.
“I’m most comfortable in my birthday suit,” she explains.
And so Justin’s interview with Amanda really begins! The co-stars chatted about Amanda’s love for music and Justin’s switch to film as well as Amanda’s upcoming film, Red Riding Hood.
“It seems like a lot of people are comparing Red Riding Hood to the Twilight series,” Justin says. “How does that make you feel?”
“I think it’s hard not to compare Red Riding Hood because Catherine [Hardwicke] directed the first Twilight. But Red Riding Hood is a very different film,” Amanda said. “I mean, yeah, there’s a love triangle, and people can easily compare the relationship between Kristen Stewart and those two guys in Twilight to the Valerie, Henry, and Peter characters in this movie, but we have so many elements that make it completely different.”
“Nobody knows who the wolf is in our movie,” she explained. “And we’ve modernized the story and added so many levels to it and created our own story around the iconic center, which is the girl in the woods who talks to the wolf, and has a great relationship with her grandmother, and all those symbols. But we obviously had to take the story to a whole other level in order to make it a full-length film, so that’s what we did.”
“But I would imagine that it’s hard to do something like a Little Red Riding Hood adaptation because that story could be interpreted in so many different ways,” Justin said.
“I know, and what we’ve done is just one way. We’re just telling a story—our version of the story. It’s not everybody’s version of the story, but it’s the way we wanted to make it, and therefore, there it is. If you don’t like it, then tough. [laughs] Plus, Twilight doesn’t have Gary Oldman, now does it?”
“No, it doesn’t. I sort of wish Gary Oldman could live in my house and we could cook breakfast together and he could just tell me how to be better at everything, because I feel like he would know.”
So, Twi-hards. What do you think of Amanda’s explanation on the Red Riding Hood/Twilight comparisons?