Sunday 28 May 2017

Seyfried's costume drama on set

Amanda Seyfried said she got fed up of wearing the heavy cloak
Amanda Seyfried said she got fed up of wearing the heavy cloak

Amanda Seyfried has revealed she soon got fed up with the scarlet cloak she wore in her new film Red Riding Hood.

The actress, who plays heroine Valerie in the new fairytale movie, found her initial delight at donning the famous cape quickly turned sour.

"Putting that on for the first time was kind of a big deal. It's its own character because it's so iconic, the most iconic piece of the story," Amanda told the Star.

"It was so beautifully designed, it took a lot of time to make."

But she added: "After a while it wasn't really a big deal. I got sick of it because it was really heavy."

The 25-year-old Mamma Mia! star said she wanted to play Valerie as a strong young woman - not the traditional fairytale princess.

"I separated her from the usual damsel in distress, who appears in most fairytales, to somebody who is not in distress at all," she explained.

:: Red Riding Hood is out now.

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