Amanda Seyfried told Marie Claire that she was often grossed out after the release of “Mean Girls” because male viewers approached her to ask if it was raining, a reference to the infamous weather report scenes in the Tina Fey-penned comedy. . Seyfried’s character in the film, Karen Smith, believes that she can predict the weather when she holds her breasts. The actor said children would come up to her and reference scenes of her, one of which had her soaking wet in a storm.
“I always felt really grossed out by it,” Seyfried said of the reaction. “I was like 18 years old. She was just great.”
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Reflecting on what today’s young stars have to endure in the face of social media, Seyfried added: “I think being really famous [young] it really must suck. It must make you feel completely insecure in the world. I see these younger actors who think they have to have confidence. They think they have to have an assistant. They think their whole world has changed. It can get stressful. I’ve seen it happen to my colleagues. So, I bought a farm. I was like, we’re going the other way.”
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Seyfried recently graced the cover of variety theme Power of Women, where she talked about how important it was for her not to be typecast because of the success of “Mean Girls”. After the film became a breakthrough for her, the only offers she received from her in Hollywood for “the pretty blonde.” That’s when Seyfried made the decision to join HBO’s “Big Love” because it was a role she was away from Karen Smith.
“At the beginning of my career, if I hadn’t done ‘Big Love,’ I would have been Karen Smith,” Seyfried said. “All the auditions I had for my first pilot season were as blonde friends. I wasn’t going to be the lead, because for some reason I didn’t fit into that. I don’t know what it was.”
Seyfried added: “I remember a movie, I can’t say the name, it was between me and a model for some sort of supporting character. And I was like, ‘Oh God, it doesn’t matter who it is! And if it doesn’t matter, I don’t know if I want to be a part of it.’ But at the same time, I wanted to work and I wanted to work with the actors involved. Fortunately, then I had opportunities that changed pretty quickly, and I’m grateful for that.
Most recently, Seyfried earned rave reviews for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu limited series “The Dropout.” Seyfried is one of the favorites to get an Emmy nomination for her performance.
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