Amanda Seyfried decided to get married because Trump got elected

Does anyone else have a newfound respect for Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfried’s relationship after reading his response to the Arrested Development fiasco? Sadoski issued a really blunt and uplifting statement condemning the men of AD for dismissing Jessica Walter as she cried about being verbally abused by Tambor on set. It made Sadoski seem like a rare stand up guy who gets it, and it came across as genuine outrage, not performative wokeness.

Sadoski was married when he met Seyfried on the set of a play they did in 2015. There’s some sketchiness around when and how they got together. Stories claim they didn’t get romantic until Sadoski had filed for divorce and they happened to work together again on a film. Whatever happened, they seem solid now. Amanda has a new interview with Elle UK, to promote Mamma Mia 2, and she talks about her marriage to Sadoski, which was prompted by Trump getting elected in a way. She also discusses gun control, she has some admirable opinions about that, and being taken seriously in her career now that she’s older.

On gun laws: ‘What exactly are you protecting? At this point, I actually demand a reason as to why people believe that assault rifles should be sold in Walmart. Why do you need an assault rifle? Arming teachers? Teachers are not security guards. Teachers are not bodyguards. They are f**king teachers. They’re there to educate. F**k you. Kids are being killed. And they keep saying, “It’s not the guns that kill people, It’s the mental illness.” Well then, let’s talk about mental illness.’

On her decision to marry actor Thomas Sadoski: ‘It was one of those things where Trump had gotten elected, the world was going mad, and I was like, “This is a dream I might never wake up from. If that’s the case, let’s just get married.”’

On Motherhood helping her to develop a new love for what she does: ‘Things are better now I’m older, rather than as a teenager, when I was treated terribly: “Oh, you’re in your 30s now? I guess I can trust your opinion, or trust you’ll show up to work on time,” even though I’ve never, ever been late, even as a 15-year-old. But I feel like now I have a kid, it just goes without saying that I’m responsible… I learned after having a child: not to take things so personally, because it’s such a waste of time.’

On it being a powerful time for women in Hollywood: ‘People aren’t afraid. The #MeToo and #Time’sUp movements are all about feeling empowered to tell the truth and not be afraid of repercussions. Because that’s the thing. You want to keep your job, your sanity, your reputation. You can preserve those now; you can make sure that nobody else is being silenced, or made to feel uncomfortable or violated.’

[From Elle UK]

I feel similarly, like my relationship is this unreal respite from all the bullsh-t that’s going on in the world. I’ve already been married though so that isn’t particularly appealing to me. I do get the urge to say “f-k it, the world is ending” in a lot of instances. You may as well go for it because anything could happen at any moment and you just don’t know what it will be. Seyfried explains that feeling well. Her thoughts on #metoo seem a little pollyanna-ish, but she works in that industry, she knows it well, and I would really like her to be right.

Mamma Mia 2 is out July 20th.

#mcm on a bridge

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Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski head to the Met Gala

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski head to the Met Gala

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  1. lightpurple says:

    She makes very valid points on the NRA &NRA owned politicians insisting that it is an issue of mental health. They deflect with that every single time but their voting records on mental health parity laws and funding for mental health screening and treatment are atrocious.

    • polonoscopy says:

      Not to mention, people in Other Countries struggle with mental health. France, Canada, Japan etc etc… everyone has citizens with mental illness, and sometimes that illness does become violence. But no other country suffers from school shootings, or gun violence, to the same level as the United States does. The numbers there are staggeringly high. Pointing to mental health is purely a deflection.

      • Starkiller says:

        That’s…essentially what she said? It is indeed a deflection, no one who points to that as an excuse actually believes it. By saying “okay, then let’s talk about mental health” it’s just calling their bluff. They don’t actually have any intention of talking about it.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Exactly. I believe in gun control, and agree that mental health plays a huge role in the amount of shootings that plague the United States. But when they insist it’s only about mental health, and then proceed to do absolutely NOTHING about it, it just proves that they don’t care about that either.

      They only care about gun sales, and that’s predicated on keeping rural white people scared of their own shadows. To them, dead school children is an acceptable price to pay for amassing arsenals no regular citizen should have.

  2. TheHufflepuffLizLemon (aka LizLemonGotMarried) says:

    I love him on Life in Pieces, and I really, really, really hope that they are just nice, and settled, and happy, and Finn and the new baby are going to live happily ever after with two parents who might have gotten together with some sketch, but are now adoring each other.
    *shrug* I also may have had a bit of a sketch beginning of my love story so maybe I’m inclined to be a little softer to them. (guy I was dating, but on the rocks with, went to China for a family funeral and while he was there I met my future husband. Nothing romantic happened for a few weeks, but I dumped the boyfriend the minute he put foot back on American soil.)

  3. Erinn says:

    They’re really cute together. And I love him in Life in Pieces – and his flat out angry rant in support of Jessica Waters.

    • Jerusha says:

      He’s really good in his brief appearances in the John Wick movies, playing cop Jimmy. Hope he shows up in JW3.

  4. girl_ninja says:

    I don’t know about this relationship. The way it started, how it it started, WHEN it started. Its all so sketchy. Peace and love tho.

  5. MellyMel says:

    She’s so pretty! And agree with everything she says.

  6. Kitten says:

    I feel like I’m listening to myself. I really try to enjoy every moment these days and not sweat the small stuff because I know that things will get much worse before they even BEGIN to get a little better

  7. Naddie says:

    Sometimes I think this woman did something really good to me in a past life, because I like her a lot, no matter what.

  8. tealily says:

    I strangely thought she was Lorde with blond hair in the header.

  9. buckley says:

    No Finn?

  10. Kagey says:

    performative wokeness is my new favourite phrase!