Amanda Seyfried for Tatler Russia Magazine

Posted on March 27, 2013

Amanda hands her big eyes over to Tatler Russia to see what they can do with them. Turns out, they can do pretty alright.

 

‘Les Miz’ star Amanda Seyfried covers the April 2013 issue of Tatler Russia magazine in a Christian Dior dress photographed by Guy Aroch.

Christian Dior Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Kasia Struss (WOMEN)

Moschino Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Zuzanna Bijoch

Chanel Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Yulia Serzhantova (SILENT)

 

We think it’s a smart idea, when dealing with a gal like Amanda, whose features are just this side of looking like a cartoon, to style her in … not so much “crazy clothes,” because we don’t necessarily think she’s got the skills to pull them off, but in clothes that have big personality to them; bold prints, some volume and shape, maybe a couple of weird collars and clashing colors to bring in some interest. When she’s shot a certain way, she can look eerily doll-like, so fun clothes with some oomph and personality to them serve her best, which is why we like the styling.

Since we never got to her in a our impromptu Les Miz review yesterday, we’d just like to add that she gave our favorite performance in the cast. She was the only one who seemed to understand that she needed to underplay the emotions on her face while she was singing. You didn’t get those insanely weird closeups on her straining face the way you did with other cast members, mainly because she kept her face so composed.

Her singing, on the other hand, was quite another matter altogether. Not awful, but not particularly great, either. Then again, Cosette’s kind of a big ol’ nothing, isn’t she?

[Photo Credit: Guy Aroch for Tatler, style.com]

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Lovely and fun. I have no complaints, other than that I wish there were more.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      LOVE her in the tweed with the over-scaled peter Pan collar!!!!

      • AmeliaEve

        This is my favorite as well, and styling it with the cake is the perfect naughty little girl moment.

    • http://www.twitter.com/anneofnogables AnneNotHathaway

      Beautiful, but her singing in Les Miz was the worst thing about it (in my opinion). She sounded like an asthmatic bird. And I don’t feel badly saying that because she’s had mouth contact with Eddie Redmayne’s heavenly lips, and that probably makes her immune to all problems for the rest of her life.

    • sablehunter

      Love the couture Betty Draper in the cake shot

      • Qitkat

        My brain raced ahead of my eyes and I thought you said *Betty Crocker*! lol

    • Sobaika

      Agree on the styling notes, although her ‘odd’ face (for lack of a better word) works for her onscreen in my opinion. I think the bigger hair in this editorial also suits her.

      Cosette’s definitely a big whopping nothing.

      • Lori

        Yes, the play’s version of Cosette is such a total nothing that she sort of ruins the show for me. I always want Marius to wake up and smell the brioche and dump her for Eponine, who has the advantage of being an actual character instead of a plot device.

        • Meg0GayGuys6

          The styling’s great, right right.

          Now, I COMPLETELY agree regarding your take on the Cosette/Eponine fiasco. I’m not going to pretend that I have any Les Miz knowledge other than the movie, but while the Cosette/Eponine/Marius songs were going on, I literally looked around the theater in complete confusion as to what the hell was going on and why everyone bought into their “relationship”. Wake up and smell the brioche, indeed! Eponine FTW

          • DeborahJozayt

            I think hollywood/broadway really made Eponine a lovable/beautiful character, when in the novel, that’s not quite how she’s portrayed. Critics even say that Hugo missed a great opportunity with Eponine because she has the potential to be the most complex character in the series. She ALWAYS gets passed by.

            • Spreecord

              I just wish the musical explored the idea that Gavroche is the Thenardiers’ progeny.

            • DeborahJozayt

              The worst parents in the world raised the most honorable children ever. And only you and I will ever know!

          • Violina23

            “A Heart Full of Love” is easily the worst song in the show too. It would be over the top for Romeo & Juliet ;)

    • GinaGeo

      She looks like Keira Knightley in that Moschino pic.

    • ashtangajunkie

      I really like these shots of her. Also, I enjoyed her in Les Miz – her singing didn’t bother me because as you said, Cosette is kind of a big ol’ nothing.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Cover shot: It’s great that she doesn’t get that chin fold like I do when I prop myself up from a reclining position.

    • Little_Olive

      I really like this shoot. The cover I would have toned down a bit, because with the dress, earrings, eyes and text it looks like it was shot after an explosion.

    • Alyssa

      Beautiful editorial. I find her features so fascinating, and love the styling here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=639062430 Sara Padilla

      My favorite part was when they covered that first dress in anything else.

      • martha

        Exactly!

    • stubbornthoughts

      Fun editorial! Not a big fan of the cover shot, though her face looks fantastic. But what an awkward position.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      That Chanel creation could almost work for Betty Draper.

    • BarniClaw

      Oh, how I love that purse in the second shot!

    • http://twitter.com/Kate4Queen Kate Pearce

      The thing is, if you are singing ‘properly’, you do make faces. :)

    • MilaXX

      I like these. LOVED the green visor pic.

    • kamo12

      The cover looks like she’s lying beneath a Thanksgiving dinner spread. I’ve never seen a dress so closely resemble a honey baked ham.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535548244 Kim Baker Vidas Davey-Irvin

        yum honey baked ham.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      This is the best she’s looked in photos in a while, And yes, Cosette is practically a throwaway character.

      • Donna Tabor

        She’s a plot device, pretty much.

    • alyce1213

      I’m not in agreement that “Cosette’s kind of a big ol’ nothing” as the role is MEANT to represent hope, light, the future, and true, pure love. That it was not achieved successfully was in large part due to Amanda ‘looking the role’ more than acting it well, as well as her light, wispy singing voice, IMO. I would say that Amanda was the big ol’ nothing.
      But she looks wonderful in these photos.

      • Violina23

        I never got that from the stage production at all. I hear in the book she’s more drawn out. I don’t think the best Broadway actress in the world could stop me from rolling my eyes at the character (again, as depicted in the musical). But then again, maybe that’s me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

        She may represent those things, but as a character, she’s barely there. Les Miserables’ biggest problem, in my eyes, is that characters get pushed to the stage, stay long enough to sing a song and move the plot, and then leave again. There’s no time for any one character to evolve past the idea they represent.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535548244 Kim Baker Vidas Davey-Irvin

      my GOD i love those frocks.

    • ankali

      She looks incredibly sexy in that cover shot. Also happy to see that Dior where it belongs, in an editorial and nowhere else.

    • flamingoNW

      I’d like a piece of that cake, please.

    • Violina23

      “Her singing, on the other hand, was quite another matter altogether. Not awful, but not particularly great, either. Then again, Cosette’s kind of a big ol’ nothing, isn’t she?”

      Exactly what I was saying on the other thread. She managed to hit notes more or less in tune, without getting into shrill “annoying soprano” territory, so I was OK with her singing, as non-professional as it was. And it helped that I couldn’t care less about the character. Had they horribly miscast Eponine (remember the Taylor Swift & Lea Michelle rumors??), I would have been FAR more disturbed.

    • PrunellaV

      Talk about taunting. First Ryan Reynolds and his whopper and now Amanda. If I posed the way she does on the cover, you wouldn’t be able to count all the chins.

    • Trisha26

      This is the least “Amanda” I’ve ever seen her. Re your critique of her, TLo, she’s not a good enough actress to pull off “not acting.” I’m sure whatever we saw on screen was the best she could do – non-OTT comes naturally to her.

    • guest2visits

      Just beautiful. She’s making magic with some odd looking items.