Amanda Seyfried announces she will NOT promote her new film Seven Veils at TIFF despite receiving an exemption from SAG-AFTRA
Amanda Seyfried announced that she would not be promoting her upcoming film Seven Veils at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in a post shared to her Instagram account on Saturday.
The 37-year-old actress was originally scheduled to appear at the star-studded event to raise awareness for the feature film, and SAG-AFTRA had given her permission to do so.
However, the actress, who recently attended a star-studded premiere event, wrote a message explaining why she decided not to attend the festival.
Seyfried began writing that she would have liked to promote Seven Veils as originally planned.
She wrote, “I am SO PROUD of this film and it hurts my heart not to stand alongside the wonderful people who helped premiere this special film at our @tiff_net premiere next week.”
Sign Out: Amanda Seyfried announced in a post shared to her Instagram account on Saturday that she would not be promoting her upcoming film Seven Veils at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival; She will be seen in February
The “Veronica Mars” actress then wrote that although she was given permission to promote the film, she didn’t feel comfortable doing so.
“@sagaftra gave us a waiver to promote this completely independent Canadian film, but given the strike it doesn’t feel right to run the festival,” she wrote.
Seyfried concluded by saying that she would like to give the film more attention after the striking members of SAG-AFTRA and WGA reach an agreement on their pay.
“I can’t wait to show you all SEVEN VEILS when the time is right (and when we reach a fair agreement for actors and writers),” she wrote.
It was previously announced that the actress had agreed to appear in the feature film last February.
The film was directed and written by Atom Egoyan, who previously worked with the actor on the 2009 feature film Chloe.
The director also told Variety that it was “so exciting to be reunited with Seyfried” after working with her on the erotic drama, which also starred Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson.
Egoyan added that he had an “amazing experience” with the actress when they worked on her previous project.
Missed Opportunity: Seyfried initially wrote that she would have liked to promote Seven Veils as originally planned
Holding back: The Veronica Mars actress then wrote that even though she was given permission to promote the film, she didn’t feel comfortable doing so; She will be seen in May
Laying Out Terms: Seyfried concluded by writing that she would like to give the film more attention after the striking members of SAG-AFTRA and the WGA reached an agreement on their pay; She will be seen in February
The film focuses on a theater director who begins to deal with repressed trauma while working on an adaptation of Salome.
In addition to starring in the film, the cast of Seven Veils was completed by actors such as Rebecca Liddiard, Mark O’Brien and Douglas Smith.
Principal photography for the feature took place earlier this year, with much of the filming taking place in Toronto.
“Seven Veils” is scheduled to premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival, which is scheduled to begin later this month, and will also screen at several other festivals later in the year.