Amanda Seyfried talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com about her new thriller "Gone" and revealed that during the scene where she is stranded in a dirt pit, some of her screaming was real.
"That dirt had small, small, small, microscopic pieces of wood in it, so that was really painful and I was constantly wiping off these little splinters," Seyfried told OnTheRedCarpet.com special correspondent George Pennacchio. "That was not fun but the thing is it looks cool, and it looks real. I'm really claustrophobic, so some of that screaming really came from an organic place in me."
In "Gone," Seyfried stars as Jill, who is convinced that her missing sister was kidnapped by the serial killer who took her two years before and is forced to take the law into her own hands when law enforcement officials don't believe her.
The film also features "Dexter" star Jennifer Carpenter, Daniel Sunjata, Sebastian Stan, "American Beauty" star Wes Bentley and Katherine Moennig.
"This is my favorite genre," Seyfried said of the thriller. "When I read the script I was like this is the movie I love to go see in the theaters. Its edge of your seat, you don't want to go pee the whole time, you don't want go get a drink - you can't miss anything! And the audience is taken along for this ride and you have this satisfying, amazing ending... it's like going on a roller coaster."
The 26-year-old actress appeared in nearly every scene of the film, taking on her character's tireless determination.
"[It was] very exhausting, but that's the beauty of it -- its welcomed exhaustion," Seyfried continued. "I think once the stakes are that high you have no choice but to be on your game. She didn't sleep, she was in it till it was over."
Seyfried has been averaging three movies a year, ranging from romance to science fiction and the wide-ranging genres of her films was no accident. As Seyfried told OnTheRedCarpet.com, "I feel like that my number one goal - is to diversify."
Seyfried recently filming "Lovelace," where she stars as "Deep Throat" actress Linda Lovelace opposite James Franco, who'll play Hugh Hefner, and Sarah Jessica Parker, who took over the role of Gloria Steinam from Demi Moore. The film also stars Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Peter Sarsgaard and Chloe Sevigny.
"It was unbelievable," Seyfried said of making "Lovelace." "It was so intense. If you knew half the stuff that was going on in her life, you would just be surprised that she was able to last - that she survived... I haven't let go of it, I just wrapped but it's going to be really good, no matter what."
Seyfried recently opened up about her dating life and told Glamour magazine that she is "terrified" of promiscuity and would rather have kids with her ex-boyfriend and "Mamma Mia!" co-star Dominic Cooper.
"He was my last real boyfriend," Seyfried told Glamour magazine of her "Mamma Mia" co-star. "We still joke about having kids, like, 'If it doesn't work out with other people, we might as well just have a child.' And there's a part of that that feels... possible."
The actress was most recently romantically linked to Ryan Phillippe, but the pair split after four months of dating and never publicly spoke of the relationship.Seyfried began her on-screen career around 2000, starring in the soap operas "As the World Turns" and "All My Children." Her breakout role came in the form of Karen, a ditzy high school clique member with a heart of gold, in the teen comedy movie "Mean Girls," which starred Lindsay Lohan.
Seyfried later went on to star in television shows such as "Veronica Mars" and "Big Love" and appeared in the movies "Mamma Mia!" and "Letters to Juliet." She recently appeared in the thriller retelling of the Brothers Grimm, "Red Riding Hood," and the science fiction flick "In Time."
Watch a trailer for "Gone" below.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).