Amanda Seyfried Found Lovelace Nude Scenes 'Liberating'

08/07/2013 at 12:40 PM EDT

Amanda Seyfried Found Lovelace Nude Scenes 'Liberating'
Amanda Seyfried
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When it came to filming the more risqué scenes for the biopic Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried had no problem with the nudity involved.

"It's funny, because I felt liberated when I was doing it," the actress, 27, told reporters at the movie's Los Angeles press day. "I'm sure people that are very protective of me wouldn't feel very comfortable with that, but it's like, what's the big deal?"

Seyfried, who plays legendary porn star Linda Lovelace in the film – it opens Aug. 9 – doesn't see anything wrong with showing a little skin onscreen.

"Growing up I was made to feel nudity was wrong because everything was always censored in movies, and it was just like, why are we covering ourselves up?"

However, she admits she approached the role with a little apprehension, which she was able to get past when she began filming.

"It didn't seem as scary as I thought it was [going to be]," she says. "It was astonishing how quickly I was able to jump in wholeheartedly."

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