London: ‘Lovelace’ star Peter Sarsgaard admits he found it tough filming violent scenes with Amanda Seyfried in the new biopic and tried not to think about them.
The actor stars alongside Seyfried in the new biopic about 1970s porn icon Linda Lovelace and admits it was tough to film scenes which depict domestic violence between Linda (Seyfried) and her abusive husband Chuck Traynor, reported Contactmusic.
"You know, I don`t even think about it when I`m doing it. I`d arrive on set a lot of times and I would read what I was going to do that day and I would go, `That`s awful, I`m not gonna do that`, and then you go on set and, of course, you kind of have to do it," he said.
In addition to the troubling abuse scenes, the movie also features saucy scenes featuring Seyfried and Sarsgaard.
"The violence is always difficult; the sex wasn`t a big deal, really. I mean, the violence doesn`t feel violent when you`re doing it because you`re holding someone`s neck and not really strangling them, so it feels fake.
And a lot of the time you`re struggling to find the reality to it and the way the story is connected to it. It`s actually quite difficult to become connected to it."
‘Lovelace’ is in cinemas on August 23.