updated 06/30/2008 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/30/2008 AT 3:40 PM ET
Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried gets very excited if you mention a certain British actor and a former Bond man.
“He’s so sexy, Colin Firth, so sexy [and] will always be,” Seyfried, 22, told Entertainment Tonight as she giggled about her Mamma Mia! costar.
And she feels equally as lucky when it comes to sharing the screen with another handsome actor: Pierce Brosnan.
“Shooting in the summer of ‘07 on the 007 [sound]stage with a 007, that’s one of the things he said to me, and I was like, ‘You’re right, I am lucky,’ because he’s a studly, studly man!” the actress says.
Seyfried plays Meryl Streep’s daughter in the film inspired by the music of ABBA and based on the hit starge musical. Firth and Brosnan both play Streep’s ex-boyfriends – one of which could be the father of Seyfried’s character. The film is out July 18.
“I can’t help smiling. I have all these amazing people in my life now from the movie,” says Seyfried, who also costars in the HBO series Big Love and starred opposite Lindsay Lohan in the teen hit Mean Girls.
The young actress admits she was nervous to meet Streep for the first time.
“I almost fainted because it was such a big deal for her to accept me, especially playing her daughter,” Seyfried says. “She is the most gracious, graceful woman I have ever met in my life.”