Amanda Seyfried Gushes About New Guy
Amanda Seyfried lights up Tuesday when she giddily chats about rumored beau, SPiN co-owner Franck Raharinosy, during the Eric J. Trump Foundation Golf Invitational benefiting St. Judeâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital held at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, N.Y.
Just last week, the duo attended the U.S. Open together.
â€śIt was so fun,â€ť the actress, 25, tells me. â€śThe second time I went, last Monday, I saw Serena [Williams], I saw awesome Russian doubles. Iâ€™m so sad itâ€™s over! Every year, Iâ€™m sad itâ€™s over, but especially when Iâ€™m in NYC and Iâ€™m going to it.â€ť
And they met over a ping-pong table â€“ a sport she now feels passionately about.
â€ťSusan Sarandon was in my last movie [The Wedding], and I knew she owned a ping-pong club, so we all had the post-wrap party at SPiN,â€ť Amanda says. â€śI donâ€™t like going out to clubs, but I loved it. I think itâ€™s a good way to get active but also socialize and do what youâ€™re doing. Youâ€™re going somewhere and youâ€™re enjoying yourself in an activity. Itâ€™s huge - itâ€™s exciting. I love [co-owner] Jonathan [Bricklin] and Franck, my friend Franck [German accent].â€ť
She adds, â€śI go all the time now. Iâ€™m just crazy about it. Iâ€™m leaving New York, sadly, but theyâ€™re going to open up one in L.A., and itâ€™ll be the same thing.â€ť
Clearly, Franck won her over after her recent split with Ryan Phillippe.
â€śHeâ€™s a really smart guy, who had this idea, and him and Susan and Jonathan and this guy Andrew came up with this amazing concept. Ping-pongâ€™s going to be really big â€“ really major, and I think it will be. I love them all.â€ť
How would she define their relationship?
â€śOh [face lights up, then falls] â€“ Iâ€™m friends with him,â€ť she tells me. â€śHeâ€™s a good, smart guy. And heâ€™s fun. He loves tennis, he loves ping-pong. They all do. Theyâ€™re all really into that sport. Itâ€™s fun.â€ť
Despite her attraction to Franck, the one thing getting in their way could be her bond with her dog Finn.
What is she looking for in a guy dating-wise?
â€śOh, nothing at all right now. My mind is on my dog. Heâ€™s my best friend. I love him. I think of him and only him. I donâ€™t like to be out late because I just want to go home to my dog.â€ť
Still, she has a romantic side as evidenced by her favorite movie, Romeo and Juliet.
â€śItâ€™s dramatic,â€ť she says. â€śItâ€™s edgy. The music is perfect, and the relationship is so beautifully realistic that it propelled me into this whole world of acting and film.â€ť
One guy she admires is her In Time co-star Justin Timberlake, whom she got to know while filming 2006â€™s Alpha Dogs.
â€śHeâ€™s very charismatic and funny,â€ť she says. â€śHeâ€™s a funny guy. Heâ€™s awesome. It was awesome.â€ť