Amanda Seyfried talks having to walk on set without underwear at 19

Amanda Seyfried talks having to walk on set without underwear at 19

Published August 10, 2022
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“There’s a respect level that I have never felt so fully around me,” the Emmy- and Oscar-nominated star recently told Porter magazine. “It has nothing to do with any level of fame or recognition or critical acclaim. Whatever it is, it’s not because of ‘Mank,’ it’s not because of ‘The Dropout,’ it’s not about having seen my movies.”

Seyfried, who goes into next month’s Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony with an acting nomination for her portrayal of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s “The Dropout,” told the magazine that she sometimes wishes she could come up in Hollywood now, when intimacy coordinators are required on sets and performers are encouraged to speak up.

In reality, the “Mamma Mia!” star said she spent most of her 20s “just hating everything that came out of my mouth” and worrying she wouldn’t have anything to offer acting-wise. But, the “Mean Girls” and “Les Misérables” alum said she emerged from the industry’s pre-#MeToo era “pretty unscathed,” although she certainly felt some discomfort navigating it as a young adult. (This after she told Marie Claire earlier this year “that being famous young must really f— suck.”)

“Being 19, walking around without my underwear on — like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?” she said. “Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”