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Amanda Seyfried Esquire Interview

Amanda Seyfried Is Famous, but Is She Happy?

We can hardly judge a person's happiness by one article, but April's Esquire interview with Amanda Seyfried makes fame sound like the view from the top is not so big and bright.

It's clear the interviewer likes Amanda. References of adorableness are scattered throughout, and silences are explained as pensive pauses. "Her eyes demand an adjective, beg for a simile," he writes, "Her eyes are winsome, like two parachutes." Yet, Esquire's depiction is more of a weary, young woman than a rising starlet flush with success. Some examples:

  • On food: I'm on a raw-food diet. It's intense. And sort of awful. Yesterday for lunch? Spinach. Just spinach. Spinach and some seeds.
  • On pets: Most of the time I just want to go home and throw the dog a stick. Can anything be more obvious than throwing a stick? I need to be needed.
  • On photo shoots: I learned a long time ago that photographs are not theater. This is not acting. It's pretending. I pretend I'm looking at a man who is looking right at me, a man who sees me as exceptionally clever and adventurous.

Is this a good reminder that famous isn't always fabulous, or just a bad interview?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Another girl using a lifestyle as an excuse for an eating disorder. I know a bunch of people on the raw food diet, they eat more food than I do! Spinach and seeds aren't your only option.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
PS.. she was also one of the main charachters in Mean Girls.. if that helps... she was the girl with "ESPN".. hehe.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Haha, exactly tlsgirl!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I always want to hurl a little when celebrities complain about their diets/photo-ops/whatever. I cannot pay my student loans because I cannot find a job due to about we trade places? I will be pretty and have lots of money and occasionally feel put upon, and you can work all day at a hateful and boring job in order to scrape enough to pay your rent and go out once a month, if you're lucky. K? Good.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i've read other interviews with her. she has an anxiety problem. i really don't think she enjoys her tome in the spotlight.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Kate, thanks for the info. I haven't watched Mama mia, that's cool. I know Meryl Streep in that movie (if not mistaken). I don't know if she's unhappy, maybe she's just being honest during the interview. Printed words sometimes can be interpreted differently than intended.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Statements can sound much different in print than they do in a face-to-face interview. It's hard to tell whether she seems unhappy without actually seeing her demeanor in the interview.
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
Nevaeh, she's a well known actresss, the main character in Mama Mia movie. Also she was in tv series Veronica Mars and many more. I think she's got really beautiful eyes and i respect the fact she's trying to play challenging roles, she doesn't just sit and play it safe with romantic comedies. I don't know if she's happy, i bet Megan Fox doesn't eat KFC every day either. She sounds sincere to me.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I really don't know who she is. She's an actress/model?
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I don't know. She sounds pretty normal to me. I mean, I've never thought that reaching celebrity status should elevate someone beyond the human ability to feel jaded at times.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Between this interview and the one in Allure, she comes off as a little bit whiny to me. Or maybe "whiny" isn't the right word... I don't know... just something rubs me the wrong way a little bit. I think she's utterly gorgeous though- she looks like a doll or something.
MsChoo MsChoo 7 years
oh no! spinach. ssoooo intense.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i am not a fan of her whatsoever never have been, and this is not helping
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