Amanda Seyfried talks filming Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

Amanda Seyfriedisn't slowing down following her acclaimed turn in last year's "Les Miserables."

The 27-year-old "Lovelace" actress has a new movie coming out -- "Epic," an animated tale about a young woman (Seyfried) who gets shrunken down to miniature size and winds up in a magical forest world. Beyonce, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd and rapper Pitbull also lend their voices to the film.

She's also currently busy at the moment filming a new movie in Santa Fe, N.M., called "A Million Ways to Die in the West," a Western written, starring and directed by "Family Guy" creator and Oscars host Seth MacFarlane. The cast also includes Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Liam Neeson.

Seyfried recently left the New Mexico set of her latest film to promote "Epic" in New York, where she shared details about "A Million Ways to Die in the West" with CBSNews.com.

"It's the funniest thing I've read since 'Mean Girls,'" Seyfried said.

She also had high praise for MacFarlane's acting abilities: "He's like a movie star. Seth MacFarlane is actually a movie star. Finally, he comes out from behind the camera and he's so funny."

See more of our interview with Seyfried at the top of this story.

"A Million Ways to Die in the West" will hit theaters in May, 2014. "Epic" opens on Friday.

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