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Amanda Seyfried shares how playing her character in the 2004 teen movie, “Mean Girls,” really made her feel.
The 36-year-old actress spoke with “Marie Claire” about her role as Karen Smith, who could predict the weather in the comedy film by holding her breasts. She recalled men approaching her and asking if it was raining, which was a key scene in “Mean Girls.”
“I always felt really disgusted by that,” Seyfried said of the male response. “I was about 18. It was just disgusting.”
The ‘Mamma Mia’ actress reflected on her time as a young star versus what new celebrities have to endure with social media as a factor, and said, “I think being really famous [young] it must really suck.”
AMANDA SEYFRIED ON HOW BECOMING A MOM CHANGED THE ACTING ROLES SHE CHOOSES
“It must make you feel completely unsafe in the world. I see these young 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 become stressful. I’ve seen this happen to my peers. So, I bought a farm. I was like, let’s go the opposite way.
The actress is currently starring in “The Dropout,” which is Hulu’s drama miniseries with a star-studded cast. Seyfried stars alongside Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Dylan Minnette and Laurie Metcalf.
Seyfried married her husband, Thomas Sadoski, in 2017 and the couple share two children together: Nina, 5, and Thomas, 1.
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She owns a 30-acre farm in upstate New York, where she plans to raise her children and send them to school. For now, she has an apartment in Manhattan where she and her family often reside.
Seyfried – who has made a name for herself over the past 20 years – shared with the outlet that she doesn’t like being famous.
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“Fame is weird,” she said. “I’ve never been super famous. I’ve always been kind of recognizable. That’s the healthiest trajectory. [It’s] not a scary peak. I have my priorities. I know who I am. I know where I’m going. I know what that means. It means I’m going to do what I love.
“Actually, I’m not afraid of it now.”
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