Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried has handled her life under the spotlight in an unusually healthy way. In an interview with Marie Claire, Seyfried revealed how she paced fame, managed success, and remained happy. All of this is quite the accomplishment despite her lengthy involvement in Hollywood.
Seyfried, 36 and mother of two, started her career as a model at the age of 11. Next, she moved on to soap operas. 2004 was when she first became well-known with the release of Mean Girls.
The starlet was nominated for an Oscar for her small role in Netflix’s 2020 release Mank. On the day she was nominated, she was asked to star in the series The Dropout.
“Not a coincidence. I knew where that was coming from and I was f***ing grateful,” Seyfried told Marie Claire.
Seyfried says she always tried to avoid tabloids and being too well-known. She bought a farm in the Catskills in 2013 so she could escape to peace and quiet. (You can see the beautiful photos on her Instagram).
And while Seyfried hopes that her daughter will one day find the same passion for acting that she herself has, she’s not in any hurry. In fact, she doesn’t show her children’s faces online and she keeps their names private. Further, she also doesn’t want publications to describe their looks. Privacy is important to her family and she knows that’s helped her own sanity.
On young famous actors, Seyfried says she thinks it “must really f***ing 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.”
Seyfried spends as much time as possible with her family and she unwinds by crocheting and jump roping. She also once wanted to be a doula because she wanted to help women with the magic of birth.
On her own fame, Seyfried acknowledges her own but knows she’s handled it well.
“I’ve never been super famous. I’ve always been somewhat recognizable. It’s been the healthiest trajectory… 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.”