How Amanda Seyfried is Reaching New PeaksThe former Mean Girl is determined to banish fear and seize the day
By the end of 2017, Amanda Seyfried will have another bunch of wide-ranging credits for her CV. She’s in the rebooted Twin Peaks (along with half of Hollywood), a comedy movie (The Clapper), a sci-fi flick (Anon), an as-yet-untitled kidnap dramedy and, out in March, The Last Word, in which she plays a journalist uncovering the secrets of a woman who wants to write her own obituary.
Such variation is hardly surprising: The 31-year-old has never been typecast since making her debut alongside Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls. She is also atypical in her honesty in interviews, talking as matter-of-factly about video-calling her pets as she does about tackling her depression. “You can project your fears into a fantasy that would never happen,” she said recently. “That’s not a positive way to think. It’s important to seize the day because we don’t know what will happen in 10 minutes. I try to live in the moment. I hate the idea of living in the future.”
She’s being modest, because with her forthcoming projects, we can see at least a year’s worth of success ahead.
- FULL NAME: Amanda Michelle Seyfried
- BORN: December 3, 1985 (age 31) Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- FAMOUS FILMS: Mean Girls, Gone, Les Miserables
- UPCOMING FILMS: The Clapper, Anon, The Last Word
- FUN FACT: She began modeling at the age of 11