“Mamma Mia” and “Letters to Juliet” star Amanda Seyfried has been getting lots of meaty roles lately. It certainly won’t be surprising to see her career going full blast in the coming year. Since January this year, the actress, who turns 28 this December, has been soaking up the spotlight after tackling one big role after another. Amanda stunned fans and colleagues by portraying porn star of the 70s Linda Lovelace in the controversial biopic “Lovelace.” Amanda will also be seen with Chris Pine (of “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”) in the film adaptation of Robert O’Brien’s science fiction book, “Z is for Zachariah.”
It’s evident that Amanda Seyfried has come a long way from the 2004 teen movie, “Mean Girls.” The movie launched Lindsay Lohan to stardom and led to career breaks for Amanda and co-star Rachel McAdams. Amanda Seyfried enthralled us in “Mamma Mia!” and ignited interest in “Letters to Juliet” and “Red Riding Hood.” She also held her own alongside other established actors and actresses as in the 2012 movie adaptation of the hit musical, “Les Miserables” where she played Cosette. Amanda has stated in interviews that she loves an acting challenge, and is inclined to accept roles in movies that tackle dark material or personas.
Besides “Lovelace,” another movie project that highlighted the acting chops of Amanda Seyfried is the 2012 thriller, “Gone” which depicted a woman’s hunt for a serial killer. Once in a while, she said, “it’s fun to go out of your comfort zone.” She got into gun/fight training for the role of the kidnapping victim who survives the ordeal of being kept in a deep hole in the ground, and goes through the nerve-wracking experience of seeing her sister abducted as well, but the police force thinks it’s all in her mind. Amanda said she was drawn to the well-written script. Amanda will soon be seen in another movie that dwells on the psyche – “Fathers & Daughters” — with Russell Crowe, who plays the role of a successful novelist who battles mental illness while rearing his young daughter.
Apart from good story material, Amanda Seyfried said she’d also gladly commit to do a movie if it’s helmed by a good director. Well, one of Hollywood’s busiest actresses keeps getting her wishes granted. Through the upcoming flick “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” she got to work with Seth MacFarlane, the talented artist from New England who created the tv series “Family Guy” which became a cult favourite. MacFarlane directs and co-stars in“A Million Ways to Die in the West.” Amanda gets to focus anew on comedy and character in that flick. This early, avid moviegoers are looking forward to whatever bag of tricks Seth MacFarlane has conceived.
People get the notion that Amanda Seyfried has always led a charmed life. Truth is, she once worked as a waitress in a retirement home. In recent years, Amanda has caught the attention not just of movie producers but also the purveyors of style. Fashion house LVMH/Parfums Givenchy found her a perfect fit as image model for its fragrance line. Amanda is glad to be working with artistic people as the new face of the French Fashion label Givenchy. Top executives representing the prestigious brand find her chic and sexy. When not filming or modeling, Amanda enjoys simple things like walking the dog clad in loose casual attire, moreso when it’s with her man, Justin Long.