Amanda Seyfried was horrified when she found out she had to kiss eight men in one weekend for her new film.
The 24-year-old actress stars in an upcoming adaptation of Red Riding Hood. She was thrilled when she discovered she had two love interests in the movie, but was less impressed when she found out she would have to do a screen test with all of the men auditioning for the roles.
“I had to kiss eight guys in one weekend,” she revealed. “I was screen testing for the two characters that are playing opposite me. It’s really annoying – an intimate thing you have to do with people you don’t want to be intimate with.”
Amanda says she felt terrible after the auditions were complete, but her misery didn’t last long. The next morning she couldn’t help but laugh when the film studio sent her a gift basket stuffed full of breath fresheners.
“As a joke, the studio sent me a basket containing Listerine and Tic Tacs,” she laughed.
Red Riding Hood is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Amanda has previously admitted Leonardo is her “ultimate” actor, and she was disappointed when he refused to star opposite her in the new movie.
“Unfortunately, he’s not in it,” she told British newspaper The Daily Mirror. “I asked him if he would play my dad but he got insulted. He said, ‘I don’t do male leads in love stories anymore’.
“And I said, ‘I wasn’t talking about the male leads, I was talking about my dad! You’re what, 35? Age yourself up a bit!’”