Seyfried continues her big-screen success with the film adaptation of the folk tale Red Riding Hood. "Something about Amanda just looks like a fairy tale," gushes director Catherine Hardwicke of her leading lady. "Her eyes are so enormous and soulful and she has the capacity to be vulnerable and powerful."
Seyfried offers her candid, no-holds-barred take on love and romance in an Elle cover story, in which she admits to having her heart broken by ex Dominic Cooper as well as revealing she also dated Alexander Skarsgard. "He's super funny, but I was too involved with Dom," she says of simultaneously seeing the True Blood hunk.
Seyfried, 26, is spotted grocery shopping with Josh Hartnett, 33, in Los Angeles, sparking reports of a romance with the hunky actor. A week later, the pair enjoys a sun-soaked doggy playdate with their pups in Malibu.
Five years after Mamma Mia!, Seyfried showcases her pipes once again as Cosette in the big-screen version of musical Les Misérables, a role she first played at age 15 in a recital. "Things do come full circle when you really want it," she tells the Wall Street Journal. "It's just so amazing that I'm standing here talking to you about finishing playing Cosette in the movie … Oh my god, I'm floating right now." The film goes on to gross over $100 million.
The actress begins dating funnyman Justin Long, with whom she is spotted dining out in West Hollywood. "They seemed happy and you can tell they are newly dating," an observer tells PEOPLE of the dinner date, which comes shortly before the pair is snapped together walking Seyfried's dog, Finn.
Taking over the role vacated by Lindsay Lohan, Seyfried strips down to play legendary porn star Linda Lovelace in biopic Lovelace. "It's funny, because I felt liberated when I was doing it," she says of the film's nude scenes. "It didn't seem as scary as I thought it was [going to be]. It was astonishing how quickly I was able to jump in wholeheartedly."
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