Amanda SeyfriedWhile in NYC to discuss her sexy new thriller Chloe, from director Atom Egoyan, Amanda Seyfried was happy to chat about her new project with Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs. Close starred in an off-Broadway adaptation of George Moore's short story in 1982 as the title character, a woman who lives as a man in the Victorian era in order to take advantage of the luxuries and opportunities not otherwise afforded to women at that time. Close is starring as Albert Nobbs this time around too; she also co-wrote the screenplay and is producing the Rodrigo García-directed film.

Seyfriend couldn't officially confirm that she was signed on to The Girl with the Red Riding Hood (after accidentally slipping up and mentioning it to Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars), but she was happy to discuss Nobbs, which sounds equally interesting.

"[Close] cast me in it to play her love interest ... and it's f*cking amazing. It's a really amazing script! It's crazy. It's a version of myself, but with an accent, so it's going to be really challenging in a very technical way, but I'm so excited to talk about that. That's confirmed!"
Later, she added, "She plays a woman playing a man because those days, in order to get by, sometimes you had to pretend you were a man to get those certain types of jobs that, you know, paid well. I play a maid, and Orlando Bloom plays my lover, and Janet McTeer and I think Jonathan Rhys Meyers are in it."

The intelligent and effusive young star can hold her own against blood-thirsty best friends and the cream of the Hollywood crop alike, whether as Meryl Streep's daughter in Mamma Mia! or as a Fatal Attraction-esque high end prostitute in Chloe with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson. It will be very interesting to see her costar with Glenn Close in what's sure to be another colorful (and sexy) envelope-pushing role.

Stay tuned for more Amanda Seyfried. Chloe hits theaters on March 26.