Amanda Seyfried covers Marie Claire’s Beauty Changemakers Issue, which just went live across Marie Claire’s digital platforms and will be available on newsstands May 16th. The Beauty Changemakers Issue marks Marie Claire’s re-entry into the print world and celebrates the individuals and brands that have changed the game, creating a beauty world with a much brighter, more inclusive future.
The issue is a celebration of the game-changing people, products, and businesses that are revolutionizing the beauty world. There are features on minority-owned businesses, innovations in sustainable beauty, commentary on the intersection of beauty and culture, and inspirational photography that leverages the power of the physical print medium.
Amanda on fame and being afraid of it: “Fame is weird…I’ve never been super famous. I’ve always been somewhat recognizable. It’s been the healthiest trajectory. [It’s] not a scary spike. I have my priorities. I know who I am. I know where I’m going. I know what it means. It means that I’m getting to do what I love. I’m actually not afraid of it now.”
On how being really famous sucks so she bought a farm: “I think being really famous must really suck…It must make you feel completely unsafe in the world. I see these younger actors who think they have to have security. 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 peers. So, I bought a farm. I was like, let’s go in the opposite way.”
On Elizabeth Holmes’s signature look- ruby lip and messy low bun: “The look was as essential as knowing how to do the voice…I get it. [Holmes didn’t] want to waste time on how she looks. There’s a certain appreciation or acceptance of how she looks. She accepts it and enhances it slightly and then goes about her day…I don’t love wearing a lot of makeup [either].”
On if Elizabeth Holmes watched The Dropout: “I’m not being told much because she’s smart… but… I was told she wasn’t gonna watch it, that it was bad news, and that she didn’t want any part of it,” Seyfried says, without elaborating on the back channels by which she was hearing this. “I don’t know if it’s totally true. Who knows? I’m a little skeptical of any information that comes my way.”
On the toy company she’s launching with two of her close friends from childhood: “It feels so good to do stuff completely out of my comfort zone. I can’t wait to start a company,” she says. Then she quickly adds, “I also don’t want to fuck it up for us. I’m not going to be the face of it. I’m not a brand person. I’m an actor.
[Photo Credit: Victoria Will/Marie Claire Magazine]