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Friday 28 November 2014

Sarsgaard: People think I'm odd

Peter Sarsgaard plays Linda Lovelace's violent husband Chuck in Lovelace
Peter Sarsgaard plays Linda Lovelace's violent husband Chuck in Lovelace

Peter Sarsgaard has insisted he had no concerns taking on such an unpleasant role in Lovelace, as he already has a reputation for the bizarre.

The Jarhead actor plays Linda Lovelace's (Amanda Seyfried) abusive husband Chuck who encourages her into the porn industry.

Peter said: "People have such a bizarre perception of me that I don't really worry about it. For better for worse, I guess I've never really worried about it at all in my career.

"I think people have asked me a lot why I'm drawn to playing bad guys or creepy people or something like that, but I just am a curious person."

He added: "I had a lot of hesitation about doing the film, but just thought I would be able to create a character there. I approach everything somewhat selfishly and I look at the character I'm being offered and I think, not so much can I relate, but is there room to make one?"

Peter explained the biggest challenge is relating to his co-stars, but that wasn't a worry on Lovelace.

He said: "What's mostly difficult about it is the intimacy that sex and violence requires with your other actors and I can't say enough good things about Amanda Seyfried."

Lovelace is released in cinemas on August 23.

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