Amanda Seyfried Mourns The 'Superman' Reboot Role She Lost

Amanda SeyfriedSeven years after making her movie debut in “Mean Girls” Amanda Seyfried—currently starring in “Red Riding Hood”—is a hotter-than-ever Hollywood commodity. But despite having the look and fantasy genre chops, Seyfried has yet to breach the equally bankable comic-based movie circuit.

As it turns out, she’s kind of bummed about it. At the very least, the actress—once a shoe-in for the lead in “Sucker Punch”—is bummed about missing out on what would have been her second chance to work with director Zack Snyder.

“I auditioned for a role in the new ‘Superman’ and didn’t get it,” Seyfried told Australian blog AdelaideNow.

“And I really wanted Emily Browning’s role in ‘Sucker Punch.’ I’d originally got that role and everything was in gear, but then I got the call from ‘Big Love’ saying ‘we need you this season, you can’t do it,'" she continued.

Under contract with the just-wrapped HBO polygamy drama, Seyfried was forced to miss out on Snyder’s girl-powered fantasy epic. Luckily, the rising starlet seems to have an ally in the ultra-stylized director, even though it might not have earned her a spot beside the big “S”.

“The director, Zack Snyder, fought for me, and I even called the head of HBO because I thought I wasn’t being used in ‘Big Love’ in a way that was worth me losing out on ‘Sucker Punch,’" she revealed. "At the time it didn’t seem like there was anything better. ‘Big Love’ wouldn’t let me go so I cried a lot.”

Seyfried was silent regarding the role she might have auditioned for. Earlier reports indicate that fans are likely to see a non-Lois Lane female lead. Whether the insight points to the presence of comic-based Smallville paramour Lana Lang is yet to be seen.

Snyder’s “Superman” reboot is on the cusp of production and scheduled for release in late 2012.

Would Seyfried have been a good fit for "Superman"? What comic role, if any, can you see her filling? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!