Amanda Seyfried, genius: “I talk like I know what I’m saying, but I don’t”

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Amanda Seyfried is the April cover girl for Elle Magazine, likely to promote Red Riding Hood. The cover shot is fine – it’s the rest of the shoot that bothers me. Moody black & white shots of Amanda holding fluffy white cats? Seriously?

Anyway, I had a brief moment where I really wanted to like Amanda Seyfried. I do think she’s one of the more talented young actresses, but her acting talent aside, the girl is seriously vapid. Whenever I come across one of her interviews, I give my eyes a workout from all of the rolling. It’s not that she’s dumb (but she is), but she has this habit of bragging about herself in a really blasé, off-putting way. She kind of reminds me of Megan Fox, only Megan’s interviews are some of the finest examples of an unprofessional, idiotic starlet shooting herself in the foot, and Amanda’s interviews read like the budget version. In one of her most recent ones, Amanda tried to seduce Justin Timberlake, and ended up looking like a jackass. Oh, course, I may just be riled up because Amanda mentions MY Michael Fassbender in passing… and yes, I have my slut dagger out. And I’m prepared to use it:

On her best on-screen kisses: “I can’t lie. It didn’t suck making out with Channing [Tatum] and Justin [Timberlake]. ”

On who she would like to be paired up with next: “I’d really love to make out with Michael Fassbender. Put me in a movie with that guy. I’m serious. Wow.”

On falling in love on set: “[It is] one of the easiest things in the world. You’re both open. You’re put in a situation where you have to make out with each other. It’s easy for things to get carried away.”

On how she thought her recent ex Dominic Cooper was breaking up with his longtime girlfriend to be with her: “I was just kind of foolishly thinking that the two of them were done and Dom and I were involved. But we weren’t really as involved as I thought. So I got my heart broken pretty hard.”

On eventually getting back together with Cooper: “…and then it took a long time for us to break up again. After that, it’s really hard to open myself up to a new person. Really hard.”

On her rumored romance with Ryan Phillippe: “Um, yeah. I’ve been ‘seen’ with him.”

On Alexander Skarsgard: “We dated. He’s superfunny, but I was too involved with Dom.”

On her outspoken personality: “I talk like I know what I’m saying, but I don’t.”

On being honest with herself: “I like the freedom of being exactly who I am. And that’s gotten me into trouble.”

On being told she needed to get botox: “I was like, Damn you! But we’re in Hollywood. I’m on a huge screen. With these new digital cameras, you can see the peach fuzz on my face.”

On being fired from her first-ever acting gig: “I was bad, I was really bad.”

On her love of the romantic comedies: “I don’t think I’m being very ‘artistic’ when I do them, but I’m not doing it for that reason. Romantic comedies make me happy. I watch Love Actually every Christmas.”

On being inspired by Meryl Streep’s famously down-to-earth attitude: “Meryl, she makes herself very accessible right away, almost too accessible. That’s what I do. And it totally works. My thing about meeting people—men, women, people in general—is to desensitize them, kind of shock them a little bit, to make myself accessible.”

On her fear of saying the wrong thing on air during interviews: “It would just show that I’m weak, not equipped to handle my job; that’s my biggest fear.”

On judging herself: “I thought I was horrible in Nine Lives. I really thought I could have done better. The director, Gary, is a friend of mine, and I just didn’t want to do him wrong.”

[From Elle Magazine]

I think I missed the fact that she dated Alex Skarsgard. What the hell? When did that happen? It must have been in between Dominic Cooper breakups, right? Who in their right mind chooses Dominic Cooper (short, douchey, skeevy) over Alex Skarsgard (tall, hot, skeevy)?!? And the bit about The Fassdong. I’m not one to slut-shame, but this slut better EASE UP. She goes for losers like Dominic and Ryan Phillippe and Justin Timberlake… and now she’s fronting like she’s worthy of the Fassdong? Bitch, please. Also, this says everything you need to know about Amanda: “I talk like I know what I’m saying, but I don’t.” Exactly. She really is the blonde Megan Fox.

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  1. Heather says:

    Aw, I love her. She seems genuine.

  2. Lentil says:

    I agree, Heather. She seems refreshingly self-deprecating.

  3. Gwen says:

    She dated Alex but dumped him for Dominic Cooper? Talk about a downgrade for both of them :(

  4. Tigger says:

    I like her. Besides she’s young and goregous, she’s free to date whomever she likes.

    Honestly, I find Robert Pattinson’s interviews more annoying than hers.

  5. Jenna says:

    I think she’s adorable. She was on Kimmel or Letterman or someone recently and talked about how they had to drop the “litte” from “Red Riding Hood” because of her boobs, haha. She’s cute.

  6. Rita says:

    We had to give away our sheep. It kept eating the Meow Mix.

  7. SweetReverie says:

    @ Rita LMFAO.

    I like her. She seems down to earth. LOL @ her response to the Ryan Phillippe question.

  8. Kevin says:

    They photo shopped her eyes closer together.

  9. embertine says:

    I like her. She’s refreshing.

    Is she wearing the sexed-up version of Hailee Steinfeld’s dress from the SAG awards? It’s the same pattern.

  10. Merry says:

    What is this thing with bitches holding animals?!
    Seriously, every single photoshoot these past months featured the whole Happy Animal Farm.

  11. Diane says:

    Boy, she’s not kidding.

    “Meryl, she makes herself very accessible right away, almost too accessible. That’s what I do. And it totally works. My thing about meeting people—men, women, people in general—is to desensitize them, kind of shock them a little bit, to make myself accessible.”

    Anybody wanna hazard a guess what that means??

  12. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    For the love of Pete… she gave up the alexdong for who????

    Bulb doesnt burn very bright in that head of yours huh?

  13. Oi says:

    Embertine bet me to it, but yeah, I think that’s the big girl version of Hailee’s dress. I thought was established her vapidity when she interviewed JT and informed him she was nude to start. In terms of looks she kinda the blond Mila Kunis.

  14. baby says:

    she seems really eager to dish on her personal life..oh well at least she owns up to it unlike some actresses *cough cough natalie “i’m a very private person” portman cough cough*

  15. Rasputina says:

    Aw Kaiser, you’re cute when you’re jealous.

    I like her.I think she’s self-deprecating, knows that she’s not the brightest bulb and has accepted it, and it’s refreshing. Except…. god dammit. Bitch, you should’ve hooked up with Alex when you had the chance. Look at what he has done now: stripped himself of all hotness with bobblehead mcphoto-op.

  16. Riley says:

    She likes to drop a name: In about 10 short sentences we got Dominic Cooper, Alex Skarsgard, Ryan Phillipeepee, Meryl Streep, Channing Tatum, Justin Timberlake, Michael Fassdong, and some director named Gary (who is a friend of hers). And guess what, she is still as boring as ever. And I find her about as self depricating as the Goop. Like Goop, she points out a few of her minor flaws, but it is only so she will seem accessible to all women, not just the attractive ones. And she needs to be accessible to all kinds of women because she makes movies geared towards women, and as Amanda has mentioned in several interviews, she likes the pay check generated by these lifetimeesque movies (which I can’t blame her for).

  17. guesty says:

    Channing Tatum! Do tell Amanda!!!! *googles imdb* *searches for clips*

    She does look good on the cover.

  18. mln76 says:

    She was on David Letterman last week and killed it-which isn’t easy. I think she’s talented also. Now if she could just stop with the douches then really I’d like her.

  19. Katie says:

    When the hell did she date A.Skars? That I don’t like. I have to admit I’m not impressed with her in this interview. However, I just find her lovely to look at. Those eyes. Plus she is a good actress.

  20. Jenna says:

    Maybe it was around the time she was promoting Mamma Mia? His dad was in that movie afterall.

  21. Devon says:

    Alex apparently has the worst taste in women which concerns me. Amanda is definitely better than that Bosworth ho but she’s so BORING! Not going to lie that I’m slightly jealous.

  22. Ari says:

    I like this girl so much she isn’t afraid to admit she is slightly dumb and very very cute. I loved her in the movie “Chloe”

  23. sittingpat says:

    I’m not going to go all bitch about a young beautiful woman being in a business that begs her to talk about herself & her love life, all the while posing for pictures wearing gorgeous clothes and makeup. Besides, I like her and her bizarre sense of humor.

  24. Sapphire says:

    I think she looks gorgeous on the cover and in the other pictures as well.

  25. Ally says:

    I think she’s bright and self-aware. And for a young, blonde actress in a crowded field of the same, she’s already carved out a nice, serious career of comedies and dramas for herself — certainly no Megan Fox in that regard.

  26. brin says:

    I saw this article yesterday and I just knew Kaiser would hit the roof with the Fassbender remark…lol!

  27. MsCatra says:

    Agree with the self-aware and self-deprecating assessment, and also the Goopy tendancy towards name-dropping, which she needs to stop.

  28. jover says:

    I’m sorry I want fashion models on fashion mags not celebs – since when did fashion mags become another version of people or us. I have to go on youtube to see what great covers the fashion mags of the 80s and 90s had. Why are people giving a pass to another meh starlet that’s ordinary and dumb. Do any of these young celebutards actually have real interests, hobbies, intellects, not pr created, or are they just caricatures. That interview was a zero; has this dolt ever read a book in her life?

  29. Michelle says:

    Are they making her wear shoes that are too big for her in these shots? Or are her feet really that big (maybe why she is so clumsy)?

  30. Solveig says:

    She may say dumb thing sometimes, but she’s genuine and kind of cute. Both Amanda and Megan say what’s on their minds mostly because they’re not able to handle and interview, and when people like them say things like the ones they say it’s easy to believe that they are dumb. I just think that they joke and that they don’t want to take themselves too seriously.

  31. Ally says:

    Btw, Kaiser, weirdly I thought of you this weekend when I came across this article/interview with Fassbender:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/movies/johanna-schneller/with-michael-fassbender-a-big-hot-star-is-born/article1930205/

    The lady interviewer can barely contain her squee. Personally I haven’t yet seen him in anything, so don’t get the Fassbender Fuss (I am also a Skarsgaard apostate), but enjoy — I feel it’s important to encourage each other’s mad crushes! (I’m on a Jon Hamm-Cillian Murphy bender myself.)

  32. summer_solstice says:

    I like her too. lol She is low key compared to other actresses her age.

    But she was a fool to let Askars go. He is so fine.

  33. Cleo says:

    I hope she gets really pointy and skinny because I miss looking at Michelle Pfeiffer whom I needed to do a Catwoman movie.

  34. ordinarygirl86 says:

    I think she’s one of the most boring actresses in Hollywood. I don’t think she has much talent, style, or personality! She’s in the same boat with Blake Lively as far as I’m concerned…just BLAH

  35. Juu says:

    She’s immature. Soon she’ll be 30 and regret all this oversharing.

  36. lcat says:

    I think she looks pretty on the cover, and in general, but have you seen her without eye makeup? Like in Jennifer’s body(horrible movie, discredit to her…probably where she picked up Fox’s interviewing techniques). She looks really gross. Her eyes look like a cows without mascara. The pictures with the animals were also awfully stupid. Haven’t seen her in enough to love or hate her, but I can’t imagine her being extremely intelligent if she’s dismissing a guy like ASkars to date tools like Dom and Ryan(I’ll never be as successful as my ex)Phillipe.

  37. Gabriela says:

    I have no idea why you hate her. She seemed honest! I just think she was too open on those questions about Dominic