Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2 Bearhugs Amanda Seyfried As Female Lead
Iím assuming no one was sitting around in 2011 pining for a comedy about a man talking to a giant teddy bear with the lung capacity for bong hits. But audiences showed up in droves for Seth MacFarlaneís Ted, and for good reason, since it was one of the funniest movies of 2012. The upcoming sequel Ted 2 will hopefully reach the same heights of hilarity, but itíll be doing it without one of the first filmís leads. Donít worry, Mark Wahlberg is still there as John Bennett, but Amanda Seyfried will take over as the main female in his life.
Apparently some major events will be happening in Tedís life in between these two narratives. As you might recall, Ted starred Mila Kunis as Johnís longtime girlfriend Lori, who was the understandably put-upon character who tried to get John to quit hanging out with the man-child-bear. But everything was hunky dory by the end, with John and Lori getting married. So youíd think Kunis would be a major player here. Yet Deadline reports the actress would only have a very limited role in the sequel, if she is even in it at all.
This isnít due to any animosity or anything, as Kunis and MacFarlane still have a healthy friendship and business-ship on Family Guy, but this is just the way MacFarlane decided to go with the new script, which is still currently being written. As such, thereís no word on who or what Seyfried will be playing. Maybe a giant rubber duckie?
Kind of a strange move, considering half of Tedís heartwarming hook centered on Kunisí plight in maturing John, but thereís no denying that sequels to what should be standalone films often take the plot into completely different directions. Iím betting John and Ted end up going to Hawaii or Paris or something, while Kunis is left at home.
Seyfried has had her share of successes in the past, as well as complete failures, such as last yearís The Big Wedding and Lovelace. Luckily, sheíll soon be seen in MacFarlaneís over the top comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, which is set to bash audiences over the head in May. She joined Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts for Noah Baumbachís next comedic drama While Weíre Young, and she has a line-up of projects currently in pre-production phases, including Jake Szymanskiís comedy Heís F***ing Perfect and Gabriele Muccinoís generation-spanning drama Fathers and Daughters with Russell Crowe.
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