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    • Amanda: (on not wanting to do full-frontal nudity) I'm pretty sure I would never do a full-frontal in a movie - for personal reasons, I wouldn't really want to show that.

    • Amanda:(On kissing women) I had to kiss Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body, and it was not very comfortable at all. I did it because that was what the story was about, but it's awkward being with a women in that way, trying to make it look natural. I had to do it again with Julianne Moore in Chloe and somehow it was easier with her, but it still felt really strange.

    • Amanda: Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice - or they're nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.

    • Amanda: (On the difference between acting and singing in a movie) Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you're acting it's incredible. But when you're singing a song and you're acting it's even more incredible.

    • Amanda: (On whether she would ever consider posing for Maxim Magazine) I hear that they offer you $150,000 to do it and if you're game, you take it. That is not something I will do because it takes your reputation, not to a bad place, but to a different place. But also I don't love my body. I have belly fat like everybody else, and I don't want to be airbrushed on the cover of a magazine. I don't want someone to swap out my stomach with a super model's. I don't want dirty old men looking at me in my underwear. (in 2010, Amanda did pose in the men's magazine Esquire)

    • Amanda: (On theatre) I did theatre when I was nine, I think. Nine and ten, and that was just the beginning of my whole involvement in acting, my whole interest. I don't really remember it that well. But it was really fun. I mean, it was exciting just to be on stage in front of an audience. It gives you a different kind of rush.

    • Amanda: (On the ABBA music in her movie, Mamma Mia) My mother wasn't very much of a hippie, so she didn't partake in the whole ABBA phenomenon. As a result, I knew nothing about their music. But I'll tell you, I own every single song now! And I definitely listen to them; it makes me happy. And it's actually pretty complex music, their chords and their rhythms and everything. Actually, I don't really want people to know that I'm listening to ABBA; it's kind of embarrassing because I'm in the movie.

    • Amanda: (On what it was like working with Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia) She's one of the most beautiful human beings someone could meet, in all aspects. If I'm intimidated by her, it's my problem, she doesn't really put that energy out there. Someone like me, you just have to forget all she's accomplished and put yourself on the same level. She treated me like a peer, which was pretty awesome. I was only 21 when I was working with her.

    • Amanda: (On singing) Singing was my first love and I never even considered it after I started acting, but now (After filming the musical, Mamma Mia) I'm bringing it back into my life. I trained from the ages of 11 to 17. When I moved to New York and got into serious acting, I just kind of abandoned the whole singing thing. But when I grew up in Pennsylvania I went to voice lessons once a week.

    • Amanda: (on plans for the future) If I came out with a club hit, if I were singing duets with Jesse McCartney, I think people would get the wrong idea. I'm not interested in fashion design. I'm an actress, and that's all I want to focus on. For me, that's just more fulfilling.

    • Amanda: (about the 2008 film "Mamma Mia!") I had never seen the stage show. When I first heard about the audition, I was like, "Damn, I'm not Greek!" I thought it was about this big Greek family.

    • Amanda: I do feel like I've grown up. Living by yourself in two cities, having a relationship, the Hollywood stuff. It forces you to deal with things as an adult.

    • Amanda: I have belly fat like everybody else, and I don't want to be airbrushed on the cover of a magazine. I don't want someone to swap out my stomach with a supermodel's. I don't want dirty old men looking at me in my underwear.

    • Amanda: I just love to act and be on the set. I want to make acting my life and get really good roles.

    • Amanda: I like all the men Laura Linney gets to act with. She is such a bitch. Not really.

    • Amanda: I'm not really into clubbing, I like to go to parties after events, and those do end up at clubs or bars. But in my free time I go grocery shopping or to the gym, or I talk on the phone.

    • Amanda: At 11, I had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. Actually, it was not a crush. It was an obsession! I was also obsessed with Richard Dean Anderson from MacGyver and Indiana Jones.

    • Amanda: I have jeans with holes in them and I have nice jeans. I have casual and I have dressy jeans. I've got all kinds.

    • Amanda: (on playing the lead role in "Mamma Mia!") It doesn't really get better than this. I'm afraid I'm going to just have to beg Meryl to do another movie with me. She's so in touch with herself. I know that comes with age, but I'm really excited to figure out who I am.

    • Amanda: I've auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don't like it. I feel like, I can't do this in front of you. It seems so separate - I don't share it with a lot of people. And I'm not into public performances.

    • Amanda: You don't have to listen to those mean girls. They're just there to make you upset and make you feel bad about yourself. And you know, inside, they feel bad about themselves too. But they don't wanna admit it to anybody.

    • Amanda: (about being in a polygamous marriage) I don't think I could share, no. I don't think I would trust. I want to be the most important thing in my husband's life. It's just weird. It's not natural.

    • Amanda: It's really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don't hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don't do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working.

    • Amanda: People do judge you, and there are stupid rivalries. You have to wear the right things, because there are all these girls my age competing for the same roles. They're judging me and I'm judging them. I try not to be that way, but sometimes I am.