Amanda Seyfried confesses to Dave Letterman she’s drunk, calls it ‘liquid courage’

Amanda Seyfried

Here are some photos of Amanda Seyfried looking gorgeous in front of the Ed Sullivan theater ahead of her appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” This was actually a pretty atypical television interview for Amanda because she pretty much let loose from the very beginning and confessed to Letterman that she was completely drunk. Yeah, I’m sure the Les Miserables producers loved hearing that, but it’s better than the alternative, which is the socially awkward Amanda that comes out during most print interviews.

Also (and even though Amanda tells Dave that she has a habit of drinking before talk shows), I’m pretty sure that Amanda hadn’t had anything to drink during this terribly stilted Craig Ferguson interview from 2010 (when she was promoting Letters to Juliet). Back then, the pressure wasn’t on because Amanda was riding high on her Mamma Mia! success and promoting a romantic comedy that was sure to (and did) succeed. Now, Amanda has had more than a few underwhelming rounds of box-office returns (Red Riding Hood, In Time, and Gone), and the pressure is on. Could this have pushed her to the bottle, or is she just messing with us? Here’s the details from Us Weekly:

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried really loosens up after a few drinks!

The actress appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman Dec. 11 to promote her new movie, Les Miserables. During her interview, however, the 27-year-old admitted to being a bit tipsy.

“I’m pretty drunk. To be honest with you Dave, I’ve had about three,” she deadpanned. “I’m a big fan of whiskey. I had some Midleton. [My costar] Russell Crowe gave me some Midleton for my birthday and I had some of that before I got here. And then your lovely colleagues had some Jameson waiting for me [backstage].”

She added, “I have to go on record saying I’ve never done a live television show — after noon — without some kind of liquid courage.”

While Seyfried recognized that she might “have a problem, maybe,” the starlet has no intention of staying sober for TV interviews. “You know what? It really gets me through, and I really wanna enjoy my experience out here because it’s special.”

When the TV host jokingly asked Seyfried is she’ll ever end up in rehab, she giggled and replied, “No!”

According to Seyfried — whose ex-boyfriends include Dominic Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Alexander Skarsgard and Josh Hartnett — she’s been on a bit of a bender. “I don’t drink often. I swear, I don’t! I’ve been with the [Les Miserables] cast a lot. . . and it’s really fun because we all really like each other. None of us really drink.”

Before the interview ended, Letterman toasted the star with another glass of Jameson — her fourth — before signing off.

[From Us Weekly]

I like that she’s admitting to “liquid courage” in the form of whisky, which is probably better than I would have done … a few margaritas. Does she really seem “lit” though, or is she just faking it? I can’t tell. Here’s a video clip of Amanda’s “Late Show” appearance. If she’s truly drunk, then she maintains pretty damn well.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

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  1. AlexandraJane says:

    If she is she looks great, I wish I could drink and look good!

  2. Angie says:

    Her face looks a little different to me. It looks like she lost some weight, her chin and cheekbones look bigger.
    She is still very pretty but she seems tied.

  3. Jess says:

    I feel like Amanda is getting a second crack at the leading lady thing after such a bad few years, and I think she deserves another one. She’s beautiful and she is actually talented. She can do better than Red Riding Hood and In Time.

  4. Amelia says:

    I think she’s taking the Mickey a bit. Not faking, but playing along. It kind of seems like she’s making a concentrated effort to be chirpy and charismatic.
    Ever since I learnt she was OCD I love this girl, her awkwardness makes more sense now.

  5. marie says:

    she looks good here, and it was a delightfully awkward and cute interview..

  6. mommak918 says:

    Ugh, I have a massive girl crush on her.

  7. Birdix says:

    it’s a brilliant move–I finally realized that she and Amanda Bynes are not the same person!

  8. Helvetica says:

    I love her and her hair looks great.

    Her interviews always crack me up.

  9. Hannah says:

    Don’t they call it “Dutch courage”?

  10. Beatrice Sparkplug says:

    She’s adorable! And quite luminous. Not just her looks but also the way she presents herself. Who knew? I thought she was just another vapid blonde that was around but just barely. She comes across as genuinely funny and honest. I wish her the best.

  11. Sorella says:

    I have a super-soft spot for Amanda since Mamma Mia, she’s a cute girl. And I find her personality more likeable than try-too-hard Anne Hathaway.

  12. lylaooo says:

    she’s so beautiful !! i’m jealous of the hair!

  13. ruby says:

    She’s one of those people who are so much prettier in motion than in photographs.

    I like her, she’s cute and her dog is even cuter. I hope she does well. She deserves it more than some of the other twentysomething stars out there.

  14. Cazzie says:

    Good for her! As long as she’s not getting behind the wheel and driving, why can’t she have a few drinks before going on a talk show? Seriously it’s not like she’s flying an airplane – they’re going to ask her if she enjoy making the movie and what are her costars like.

    So what. Big deal. Get drunk!

    I would say it’s totally fine as long as she doesn’t get so drunk that she flashes her boobs or something…because that would be bad.

  15. raincoaster says:

    She IS a big fan of whiskey, and she really knows her stuff, too. I go to a hidden little whiskey bar in Vancouver and one night a tiny blonde popped up at the bar. I thought it was someone’s kid, but when I did a double take it was Seyfried. The bartender told me she knew an impressive amount about Irish whiskies, and she went to the bar to get her table’s drinks even though it’s a place where the waitstaff usually brings the drinks over. Totally unpretentious, and she can hold an impressive amount of booze without getting silly.

  16. Shoe_Lover says:

    she could just be good at maintaining. some people are. I am one of them. I can really hold my liquor and the only reason anyone ever guesses I’m drunk is because I will tell them I love them and give them a hug. I don’t do that shit sober

  17. El Kiddo says:

    She looks somewhat different. Maybe thinner? But still very pretty.

  18. ataylor says:

    Um. Hate to sound like an overprotective mom but…SHOULD she even be drinking at all? Doesn’t she take Lexapro for her anxiety and OCD? Kinda dangerous to mix anti-depressants (which is what I think Lexapro is) and alcohol, methinks.

    I don’t want her to end up in a Heath Ledger-type tragic situation. I’ve loved her since BIG LOVE.

    • Brittney says:

      The two generally don’t mix, but that precaution is mostly made to prevent lawsuits and cover all bases.. and because people prone to depression are more sensitive to depressants like alcohol, obviously. The majority of the people I know are on some kind of anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication, and the interference is mild if anything; I’m 25, have been on SSRIs, mood stabilizers, and anti-anxiety meds (Xanax, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Seroquel) for half my life, and drink regularly (socially). It’s never been a problem.

  19. stephanie says:

    damnit, she’s just so beautiful.

  20. Moi says:

    Looks aside (because she’s so damn beautiful) she’s really funny. And honest. Poor thing, I think she felt self conscious about her revelation. Don’t sweat it girl.