Each time I read an interview with Amanda Seyfried, I am struck by just how much she seems like someone I might like to be friends with: smart, thoughtful, and normal, but also a little bit of a weirdo. Her latest series of soundbites in The UK Sun is no exception, with the caveat that it makes me want to give her some advice, as one would a BFF.
When discussing her latest role as Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic Lovelace, she talked a little bit about the attraction that dark and troubled men like Linda’s abusive husband Chuck Traynor can hold for women:
My best friend and I are attracted to creeps — sometimes. They’re interesting and mysterious and they provide us with this rush and this need to chase or fix — just these needs they fill in yourself. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s a weird psychology but unfortunately it’s the way the world works.
Girl, I feel you. There have definitely been periods in my life when I have wanted to rub my vulva all over some human garbage, and done so. But as I have gotten older and tireder, I’ve realized those dudes are pretty much never worth the bullshit they put you through. And what I knew in my head all along—that “it doesn’t make any sense”—finally clicked for me in more than a purely intellectual way, and I kicked the habit, and was happier for it.
Of course, some people genuinely like drama, and if you’re making an informed decision to engage in it, I won’t judge. Different people need different things at different points in their lives. But it sounds like Amanda is not super stoked on any of it, so to her I say: you can get over this perverse attraction if you try. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but it hardly has to be “the way the world works” if you don’t want it to be. Trust.
(Via The UK Sun)