In “Imply Ladies,” Amanda Seyfried delivered probably the most stealthily candy and undeniably hilarious performances of the early aughts, incomes her loads of reward, trade credibility and, she’s now revealing, the “gross” consideration of males in every single place.
The actor is enshrined in popular culture historical past for starring in the highschool comedy because the lovably clueless Karen Smith, who believes she has a particular “ESPN” energy to foretell the climate along with her breasts.
In one of many movie’s most well-known moments, Seyfried’s character delivers an on-air climate report, whereas fondling herself to boldly proclaim, “There’s a 30% probability that it’s already raining.”
Talking with Marie Claire for a new profile printed on Tuesday, Seyfried revealed the unlucky consequence of the oft-quoted scene.
“I all the time felt actually grossed out by that,” she instructed the outlet, noting that she was constantly approached by “largely boys” who requested her if it was raining. “I used to be like 18 years outdated. It was simply gross.”
Seyfried went on to clarify that she’s made selections to keep away from the highlight in her post-“Imply Ladies” profession, remarking, “Being actually well-known [young] should actually fucking suck.”
“It should make you’re feeling fully unsafe on this planet,” she added. “I see these youthful actors who suppose they must have safety. They suppose they must have an assistant. They suppose their complete world has modified. It could possibly get nerve-racking. I’ve seen it occur to my friends. So, I purchased a farm. I used to be like, let’s go within the reverse approach.”
Seyfried now lives on a 30-acre farm in upstate New York along with her husband, actor Thomas Sadoski, and their two youngsters.
Regardless of her latest flip as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s “The Dropout” and her Oscar-nominated efficiency in Netflix’s “Mank,” Seyfried mentioned she has loved the perks of being “considerably recognizable,” however by no means “tremendous well-known.”
“It’s been the healthiest trajectory. [It’s] not a scary spike,” she mentioned. “I’ve my priorities. I do know who I’m. I do know the place I’m going. I do know what it means. It implies that I’m attending to do what I really like.”
“Imply Ladies” was Seyfried’s first-ever movie position, as she had solely labored on tv, primarily in cleaning soap operas, earlier than her breakout flip within the Tina Fey-directed movie.
“Simply hitting my mark, and all these different bells and whistles that I had by no means seen earlier than, it simply felt actually daunting and thrilling,” she mentioned about touchdown the half in Selection’s “Actors on Actors” series. “I by no means had any expectations of something. I used to be simply glad to be working as an actor, getting paid to talk precise dialogue — versus being within the background.”
Final yr, Seyfried shared a fond reminiscence from the movie, posting a throwback snap of the forged behind the scenes, which she captioned, “#FBF weekends in 2003, child.”
The photograph served as a digital “Imply Ladies” reunion, with numerous forged members dropping by the feedback. “Such a enjoyable time! An awesome group!” Lindsay Lohan wrote, with Lacey Chabert including in a separate message, “Ohhh emmm geeee. Wow. So many good reminiscences.”