Amanda Seyfried might be the talk of the town lately based on her same-sex smooch with Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body (which opens Friday), but the young actress has so much more going on with her career that’s worth knowing about. This week she was pulling double duty at the Toronto International Film Festival, repping for both Jennifer’s Body and her new film Chloe co-starring Julianne Moore.
In a nutshell, Chloe is a remake of the French film, Nathalie, in which Seyfried plays a prostitute (Chloe) that Moore hires to seduce her husband (Liam Neeson) to see if he is a cheater. Based on reviews from TIFF, it appears that the two women share more than a man.
Vanity Fair writes, “Toronto audiences gripped their elbow rests as Seyfried upped the sapphic ante in Chloe, engaging in a sultry hotel-room romp with Julianne Moore.”
A sultry hotel-room romp sounds a little more exciting to me than the kiss I’ve seen from Jennifer’s Body. Also, Seyfried getting the chance to play a much meatier part than a nerdy best friend — alongside a seasoned actress like Julianne Moore, no less — is very intriguing.
You can watch a few clips of the film interspersed with commentary from director Atom Egoyan:
Julianne Moore is a seasoned lesbian, at least on film. Not only did she play a repressed homo homemaker in The Hours, but she’s also going to be playing Annette Benning‘s partner in the upcoming film The Kids Are Alright as well as a lesbian novelist in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. It makes me even more a fan of hers, considering she seems to be a big fan of ours.
I can’t wait for Chloe to hit theaters — can you?