But Amanda Seyfried has embraced her darker side for eagerly-awaited new biopic Lovelace, posing topless in a number of newly released promotional stills for the film.
Admitting that her first thought after signing on to the project was 'this could ruin my career', the star has now admitted that the controversial nude scenes made her feel liberated.
Dare to bare: Amanda Seyfried goes topless in a number of new promotional stills from forthcoming film Lovelace
Getting into character as the star of Deep Throat, which is known as the most famous X-rated film of all time, the young actress throws her arms above her head as she smiles sweetly.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, she said: 'This is the riskiest thing that's happening in Hollywood right now.'
Confident star: Amanda has admitted that she found her nude scenes liberating as she portrayed former porn star Linda Lovelace
Provocative: The actress, who is better known for her more wholesome roles, admitted that she was worried about how the part would affect her career
The role required that Amanda go topless in a number of scenes, boldly baring all as she attempted to recreate the life of the porn star turned activist.
But while she may have been concerned about the racy scenes at first, the A-lister admitted that she became unfazed by it.
'It's funny, because I felt liberated when I was doing it. 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?' she said.
Controversial role: Amanda plays Linda Lovelace who starred in Deep Throat, opposite James Franco as Hugh Hefner
Transformation: The actress ditched her mane of blonde hair and sports a curly brunette wig in the film
The Big Love actress donned a brunette curly wig to play the title role in the biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace.
Seyfried recently revealed that she had fun simulating oral sex on her co-star Peter Sarsgaard, who plays her husband-turned pimp Chuck.
'The simulations were fun to shoot!' she told Vanity Fair.
'Because they are ridiculous at the end of the day. So fun! I mean, I had a popsicle. That was my idea. It was melting all over him.'
Geek chic: Amanda looked a far cry from Lovelace as she was spotted walking her dog in New York during the week