Amanda Seyfried takes on an entirely different type of role in “Gone.” Up until now, the 26-year-old actress has been well-known for her roles in movies such as “Mamma Mia!” and “Letters to Juliet,” where she played a sweet young girl.
However, in the thriller film “Gone,” Amanda Seyfried plays, Jill, a woman who is suffering from severe anxiety. This illness came about after she was allegedly abducted and placed in a hole somewhere in a forest in Oregon.
“I based this character on my sister because she tends to be a little more sensitive,” she explained to Hollywood Reporter. “Where as I’m anxious, she is more on the depressive side of things. I feel like to get that balance you actually had to be strong.”
The actress’ character appears to be severely haunted by what she claims happened while she was in the forest. Then, when her sister is abducted, Jill is determined to bring the abductor to justice and save her.
Though it was never proven that Jill was actually ever kidnapped, or if it was all in her head. The police investigating were unable to find any evidence that Jill’s abduction occurred. So, when Jill asks the authorities for assistance in her sister’s case, they are less than helpful.
“She’s a little off at times and that’s where the audience is meant to kind of be misdirected a little bit and question her credibility,” Seyfried, 26, said. “It really works, this kind of character, it’s so not me, so that was fun, but I had the liberty to kind of create some extra things around her.”
“Gone” was released in theaters on Friday, Feb. 24.