“I think it’s important to appreciate where I am: I do not have any regrets. I’m worth a lot to myself. Life is long, but really fast. And my priority is to be present in everything that I do and to be deliberate in the choices I make and to make sure that I don’t hurt anybody and to find the fun wherever possible.”
– Amanda Seyfried, episode 212 of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
From Mean Girls to Mamma Mia! to First Reformed, actor Amanda Seyfried has repeatedly displayed her versatility as a performer. She does so again in David Fincher’s Mank, playing 1920s and ’30s screen star Marion Davies.
In celebration of her excellent performance, we sit with Seyfried to discuss the interiors of Davies (6:53), her early years working in the industry (13:13), the joy of making Mean Girls (15:26), and why she moved to Los Angeles at 18 (21:17). Then, she reflects on the parallels between 1930s Hollywood and 2021 Hollywood (36:08), how she found her footing, (41:51) and where she’d like to go in the years ahead (45:32).
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- As referenced and read: Adult Child Of by Erica Bitton.
- Listen to our talks with Brit Marling, Alison Pill, Tituss Burgess, Jenny Slate, & Janelle Monáe.
Illustrations by: Krishna Shenoi.