AMANDA Seyfried, the star of a dark, new retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, confessed last night that she was terrified of fairytales as a child. The 'Mamma Mia!' actress plays the red-caped Valerie in 'Red Riding Hood', directed by 'Twilight's' Catherine Hardwicke.
At a special screening at the Empire in London's Leicester Square, Seyfried said: "The original tale is pretty scary. I couldn't deal with that when I was young."
'Red Riding Hood' stars Gary Oldman as the werewolf hunter called in to track down the killer and Julie Christie as Valerie's grandmother. Valerie's parents want her to marry a wealthy man, played by Max Irons, but she loves an outsider, played by Shiloh Fernandez.
Rising star Irons, the son of Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, has already been compared to 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson, and Fernandez actually auditioned for the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the original film.