Malin Akerman Talks Replacing Lindsay Lohan In ‘Inferno’
First Published: February 22, 2011 1:25 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood, Tyler Shields
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The upcoming biopic “Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story” might be about one of the porn industry’s most famous stars, but Malin Akerman said there won’t be any “gratutious” sex in the upcoming film.
The 32-year-old actress stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday and revealed how far she’ll go in the role that Lindsay Lohan was once set to play.
“I’ll go as far, as long as it’s not gratuitous, if it makes sense for the story,” she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. “It’s a lot more about her, she had a very tortuous life. It’s a lot more behind the scenes of her and her husband’s relationship.”
Malin said the story would focus more on the adult actress’ adversities and not about her risqué profession.
“There will be some disturbing moments, but it won’t be very sexual. It will be more disturbing than anything,” she explained.
When it comes to stepping in for Lindsay in the film, Malin told Billy and Kit that she’s had no contact with Lindsay, who was forced to drop out of the project after being sent to rehab.
“I don’t know her personally at all. I hadn’t met her before, so no contact with her,” Malin said. “I think we’re very different people… again, I don’t know her… I’m not really out much in the public eye, other than when I’m here with you guys or, you know, doing a movie.”
For her current movie, “Happythankyoumoreplease,” the actress plays a woman suffering from Alopecia universalis (a condition that causes hair loss), something Malin deeply committed to making authentic by shaving off her eyebrows.
“They’re back!” she said of her formerly buzzed brows. “Actually it’s really great trick for any woman for wants to look like five years younger, shave them off! All of a sudden, you just look fresh… at least that’s what my husband told me.
“I wasn’t brave enough to shave my whole head,” she continued. “[I was] a little nervous, a little nervous, the buzzer of the shaver went on, and I said, ‘Alright, we’re doing this!’”
Having no eyebrows lead the actress to a peculiar discovery.
“It’s amazing because you get in the shower and you realize that you need your eyebrows for the water to not leak into your eyeballs,” she added.
“Happythankyoumoreplease” written, directed and co-starring “How I Met Your Mother’s” Josh Radnor, hits theaters on March 4.
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