Whether you first saw Amanda Seyfried in Veronica Mars, Mean Girls, or elsewhere, we’ve all seen the star of Hulu’s The Dropout go from teen movie star to adult leading lady in the 2000s . But while she’s had the kind of career that any working actor (especially the young females in the eyes) would hope for, she only has a regret or two from her early days on the job.
Seyfried is making headlines these days for playing disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, for which she earned an Emmy nomination, in The Dropout. She also recently received critical acclaim for her work in the films Mank, Mamma Mia, and First Reformed, according to Rotten Tomatoes. In a recent interview, Seyfried said she is more confident and respected by others than she has ever been in her career. But there is one thing she would have liked to have changed.
Amanda Seyfriend regrets stripping naked for roles
Amanda Seyfried told Porter that part of her wished she had grown up at an age like this, when there was more awareness of sexual harassment and safeguards on set. “Being 19 years old without underwear – are you kidding me? How could I have let that happen,” she said. “Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anyone and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.” However, Seyfried concedes that she has emerged “fairly unscathed” from before #MeToo was a global movement.
Seyfried has admitted that she made some mistakes in the years before. In an interview with Variety, she said, “I’ve made some decisions that haunt me and that’s okay. But I’m happier that I didn’t do certain things because I’d be stuck, you know? My big fear would be going to work and dreading it.” She’s also been open to feeling “gross” about certain things from her earlier career, like after “Mean Girls,” when guys asked her if it’s raining on her boobs.”I was about 18. It was just gross,” she told Marie Claire.