Amanda Seyfried is “meh” about making out with Megan Fox

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The possessed-cheerleader movie, Jennifer’s Body, comes out September 19, so we’re on the cusp of another round of insane Megan Fox interviews. So far, Megan has been laying low, and her costar Amanda Seyfried has been taking on the brunt of the early publicity rounds. Now, I like Amanda, but I don’t know that much about her. Her most famous roles thus far have been in Mean Girls (she was one of the Plastics) and Mamma Mia (as Meryl Streep’s daughter). Amanda seems like a sweetheart, but I’m reserving judgment until I see the full scope of the Jennifer’s Body publicity tour.

Recently, Amanda was asked about her kissing scene with Megan in the film. You know it was a guy who asked, and he was probably hoping for a demonstration (in his pants). Amanda was all “meh” and showed off her jaded Hollywood eye by describing how the scene came into fruition: “We knew that it was going to play a really big role in publicising the movie. We kind of rolled our eyes at the idea of having to make out.” She also said that it was a “relief” working opposite Megan because she didn’t have “that weird pressure of feeling like you have to look attractive. In this movie, I didn’t worry about any of that s**t. I don’t want to play the one that everybody is supposed to want to have sex with.”

Amanda is also the cover girl for September’s Allure Magazine (excerpts via MTV). Amanda describes her panic attacks, and how Hollywood is just like high school:

For a 23-year-old college dropout, “Big Love” star Amanda Seyfried has the breadth of life experiences someone twice her age would covet. She spent her childhood modeling. She studied opera. And worked alongside Meryl Streep. She’s even presented at the Academy Awards with Robert Pattinson (swoon!).

To any onlooker it would appear Amanda’s led a charmed life. But it hasn’t been without its trials. The star of the upcoming “Jennifer’s Body” opened up to Allure magazine (see her full cover image after the jump) about her recurring anxiety attacks, her breakout role in “Mean Girls,” and how Tinseltown is one big high school cafeteria.

Amanda is candid about the things she doesn’t like about herself; among them her stubby nails and roller-coaster emotions, the latter of which leads to anxiety attacks at the most inopportune moments. “I suffer from anxiety attacks a lot,” she explained. “Like, the other day, I had an attack in the middle of a relaxing massage: My head was just spinning, and I felt nauseous! I was saying to myself, Just don’t make a scene! Finish this massage, or you’re going to be really annoyed with yourself.”

It’s anxiety, however, that Amanda says gives her acting an edge. Perhaps it was just such an edge that helped her land her breakout role as ditzy Karen Smith in “Mean Girls,” the flick that made stars out of Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams.

“Oh, thank God for ‘Mean Girls’! That put me on the map!” Amanda said. “I definitely knew it would be a success. I was like, There’s no way this movie can go wrong.”

It’s probably fitting then that a former “Plastic” describes Hollywood in terms of a popularity contest. “Hollywood is just like high school: The popular people love the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren’t nice,” she said hesitantly. “Or they are nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.”

Amanda is quick to point out that she’s not innocent of girl crimes either. “I do my fair share of judging when I see certain women on the covers of magazines. I think, Why is she on the cover? But then I try to think, Oh, wow — she really does look good.”

[From MTV]

Doesn’t it seem like there’s been a rash of celebrities claiming to have panic attacks recently? In Amanda’s case, I tend to believe it. I’ve had panic attacks before, and they’re no fun. I really thought I was going to die. It felt like an earthquake, my knees buckled, I couldn’t hold my head up. Tough stuff. Most doctors would probably prescribe a low-dosage antidepressant, although Amanda might think that those kinds of chemicals would affect her work as an actress.

Thanks to CoverAwards for the Allure cover. Amanda Seyfried is shown at the Glamour Awards on 6/2/09 and on the set of “Letters to Juliet” in Siena, Italy with co-star Christopher Egan on 8/3 and 8/4/09. Credit: Fame Pictures

 

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  1. Firestarter says:

    Actually, her most famous role is as Sarah, on HBO’s hugely popular show, Big Love.

  2. Guttersnipey says:

    Am I the only one who finds her about a BILLION times more attractive than Megan Fox?

  3. viper says:

    She is a billion times more attractive because she’s got brains, is a natural beauty, doesnt go out looking for attention and for crying out loud doesnt wear fifteen different kinds of foundation on her face while her whole body is orange with nast tor thumbs and eyebrow liner.

    The only reaosn why Fox is famous is because she’s easy meat.She’s got no brains and couldnt act her way out of a pile of crap.

  4. lunachick says:

    I loved her in Mamma Mia! She really has a fabulous voice.

  5. Hieronymus Grex says:

    It would be like asking someone what it was like to ride the village bike.

  6. turtles says:

    I love this girl. I LOVE Biglove. She seems like someone you could actually talk to, and I way relate about the panic attacks. When I was her age (just a few years ago) they were bad for me but I am growing out of it, I hope she does too. And yes she is so much more lovely than Megan Fox. She is natural and different and sweet. Oh no, do I have a girl crush on her? haha.
    And I love how well she played dumb in Mean Girls. I always thought you have to be very smart to play dumb, if that makes any sense.

  7. Anna says:

    I find Amanda such a refreshing talent in Hollywood. I’d watch any of her flicks over a Megan Fox blockbuster any day.

    Of course, now that they’re costars, I’m facing quite the dilemma… :)

  8. yeng says:

    turtles, that makes sense. judy holliday would be a good example of that. she was extremely smart. she had a very high IQ, and she is well-known for her “dumb girl” role in Born Yesterday.

  9. G. says:

    I love Amanda! She’s way cooler than Meghan Fox.

  10. x says:

    They really airbrushed her forehead, in Mamma Mia (she stole that guy away from his decade long relationship btw – that dominic guy) she had horrific forehead wrinkles and eye wrinkles in many many many scenes

    Shes so young to either get botoxed or airbrushed, its a shame really

  11. Ana says:

    I don’t like when people wear orange colored eyeshadow. I think it makes them look washed out.
    She is beautiful. I love how she appreciates her role in Mean Girls. One of my favorite movies!

  12. abc says:

    I love that she doesnt want to play the girl everyone wants. Its much sexier to not play sexy. Shes confident enough to play the other part. I always liked the characters johnny depp chose to play. Rather than be the sexy heroic type which i find boring, he chooses eccentric characters. benny and joon, sleepy hollow, pirates of the caribbean. She is a class act! you hardly see her in tabloids and with her talent, self respect and movie choices, she will have long career.