Given a chance, Amanda Seyfried would gladly make a few changes to her early Hollywood career.
The 36-year-old actress began her career in acting in her teenage years during the late 1990s, playing roles in soaps like As the World Turns and All My Children ahead of her breakthrough in 2004’s Mean Girls as Karen Smith.
Although she kicked off from the pre- #MeToo period quite unscathed, Seyfried contemplated a few awkward and disturbing situations, revealing a few in an interview with Porter for a cover story published on Monday.
“Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me?” Seyfried stated. “How did I let that happen?”
Following a “mock consideration,” the actress stated, “Oh, I know why: I was 19, and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”
At the start of this year, Seyfried made a similar contemplation on uncomfortable experiences after the acclamation of Mean Girls, saying in an interview with Marie Claire that she “felt grossed out” by male fans, citing a line from Karen Smith about forecasting the weather with her breasts.
“I was like 18 years old,” Seyfried said. “It was just gross.”
In her interview with Porter, she also contemplated missing out on the Glinda role in the forthcoming film adaptation of Wicked by John M. Chu. However, the role was eventually handed to Ariana Grande.
“It was devastating, and it wasn’t for any other reason than I really felt like it was right,” Seyfried stated. But, she continued, “That doesn’t take away from my confidence at all.”
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Seyfried has appeared in numerous other movies like 2008’s Mamma Mia! and its sequel, 2018’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 2009’s Jennifer’s Body, 2010’s Dear John and Letters to Juliet, 2011’s Red Riding Hood and In Time, 2012’s Les Miserables, 2014’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, 2015’s Ted 2, and 2017’s First Reformed.
Critics have praised her for her role as Marion Davies in 2020’s Mank, a David Fincher biopic, securing nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
These successful feedbacks continued in 2022’s The Dropout, in which she portrayed Elizabeth Holmes and secured her a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for the Primetime Emmy Award.
In 2022, Time Magazine dubbed her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.