Amanda Seyfried: ‘It really is hard for me to lie in my life’

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Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Bacon star in the VOD Blumhouse film You Should have Left, which is about a couple who rents a house in Wales which is toying with them. The trailer looks good and gave me goosebumps. The reviews I’ve read have not been good, which is too bad because I love horror and would have considered renting this. (Even with those reviews I would have seen in a theater pre-covid if my friends wanted to go. I have seen some sh-tty horror movies.)

Amanda and Kevin have a new interview with Cinemablend. Amanda kept scratching her shoulder, which was cute. I like how relaxed celebrities are at home. Interviewer Eric Eisenberg brought up the line that actors are professional liars, Amanda’s character is an actress and a duplicitous person, and she said she has a hard time lying and just tries to find the truth in her characters. I’m also including some quotes she gave Entertainment Tonight about her daughter, 3. I was able to google her daughter’s name but she tries to keep it private.

On being “a professional liar” as an actress
I, as an actor, try to find the truth in everything. I’m not lying I’m just trying to find the most truthful part in anything. In my opinion I think it’s hard for me to lie. It really is hard for me to lie in my life. The fact that she’s so blase about it, she’s clearly one person to him and one person to this other guy. That’s scary and I can’t wrap my head around it. I think it’s more interesting to play people that I don’t really understand.

On sharing stories about her daughter but protecting her identity
I don’t share her face or anything [online]; I’ll let her choose when she wants to do that later on in life. But I can’t help but share these insane conversations that [I’m] having with this 3-year-old. I mean, they’re so in touch sometimes it’s scary, but it’s also super funny. I love it, and if I can share any of that, I will.

She knows how badly I want to sing, and she will not let me. She’s smart. I gotta think of a way to [negotiate] because I’m a singer, and if she starts walking out of the room when I start singing, I’m going to get, like, an even bigger complex than I already have.

[From Cinemablend and ET Online]

I also have a hard time lying and am terrible at it. I have been playing Zoom murder mystery games about every other weekend during lockdown. Everyone plays a character, you get your role ahead of time, and it’s so much fun. They assigned me as the murderer once. I thought I did okay but so many people guessed it was me! (Also I know people are going to bring up Amanda’s history with her husband. She’s claimed that they didn’t get together until they were both single.)

As for the way Amanda selectively shares about her daughter while trying to shield her privacy, that’s understandable and I think she’s doing alright. The stories Amanda has told about her daughter so far are not stigmatizing at all. She’s not like Kristen Bell airing all her family’s dirty laundry and then asking for privacy at the same time.

Here’s the interview with Cinemablend.

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  1. Case says:

    Celebitchy, it’s Blumhouse not Bloomhouse. 🙂

    I kinda think this movie looks like a ripoff of The Shining, but I might watch it. I love horror movies but I’ve honestly had a hard time watching them during quarantine. I think I’m too on edge with everything else going on.

    • Celebitchy says:

      lol I am tired!

    • Emm says:

      I read a synopsis of this movie and wow they really stole a LOT for the book and one of my alll time favs, House of Leaves

      lol girl yeah that…we don’t believe that. We know you got with him before the ends of your relationships…and your ex you got too while he was in a relationship. I mean, I kind of chuckled at the ‘it’s hard to lie’ thing. But it takes TWO to tango, I’m not about pinning it on the woman while the dude escapes the criticism. It really is a built in misogyny an extension of saint vs whore extremes. I don’t support obv stepping out on your partner(s) but it’s always the female seems to be ‘the home wreckers trope. Tbh if a relationship has problems already, it will homewreck itself. No outside party sparks that – it just causes the truth to surface.

  2. Ash says:

    I am an excellent liar, if I do say so myself.

    (I’m a lawyer; take that how you will.)

    I would also recommend that anyone who shares this trait not gloat about it to their partner, as it makes for some awkward discussions lol.

  3. ainsley says:

    Her dog is insanely gorgeous

    • bettyrose says:

      Scrolled back up . . . that *is* one beautiful pup. I’ve always really liked Amanda, especially in Big Love, but I just watched Jennifer’s Body for the first time last night and thought she was great in that. It’s a silly movie, but she’s the scene stealer.
      (Side note: I don’t want to rush Hollywood back into production but at some point I’m going to run out of movies that I’ve always said I might watch if I had nothing better to do.)

      • Gutterflower says:

        Oh my gosh I knoooww. My 8 year old has a “movie night” every Saturday and we are having a terrible time finding movies now!

    • minx says:

      Looks like an Australian Shepherd. We’re on our second Aussie and the breed is lovable, crazy, slavishly attached and SO smart.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I’d like to know more about how to become part of a Zoom murder mystery, please. That sounds like so much fun!

  5. Rose says:

    She isn’t good liar? But wasnt she lying to ex wife of her husband when they were always having family dinner together? Or hopping in on their vacation.Unless I’m confusing the actress

    • Sam says:

      No, you are correct. She also made comments in Glamour once about how Dominic Cooper and her are still friends because they had something special and his gf is going to have to “deal.” Odd.

  6. reef says:

    When I read the anniversary vacation blind years ago, I immediately looked up her sign and it checks out.
    The fact her instagram name is mingey. lol, I like her.

  7. Mrs. Peel says:

    Bacon is 61 yrs old, Seyfried is 34 – are we supposed to believe they would be a couple in real life?

    • greenmonster says:

      Not gonna lie, that was my first thought as well. I even looked up how old they are. I really like Kevin Bacon, but come on…

    • Bettyrose says:

      I won’t lie here, not gonna watch just for that reason. I like both actors and a good horror flick but no. Not supporting that.

    • Case says:

      I wonder if it’s part of the plot in this instance? Seyfried gives me the sense she wouldn’t play opposite a much older man for no reason.

    • Erinn says:

      I’m pretty sure that’s a big part of the plot guys.

    • SKF says:

      Yeah there’s a 27 year age gap and he could quite easily be her father. That is gross and I don’t even care if there’s a plot reason for it; I’m just not supporting films with these ridiculous age gaps. I am sick to death of it. The massive age gaps like this and the less massive ones which are the norm. They cast women in their early to mid 30s and men in their late 40s and early 50s and act like they are the same age in pretty much every comedy film. It is so rare to see a woman the same age as her male romantic counterpart. Unless the main female character also wrote and produced the film or is Jennifer Anniston. Ozark and Big Little Lies are two of the few examples I can think of. And speaking of Ozark – look at the age of Jason Bateman’s other romantic partners in films and shows – Rachel McAdams, 9 years younger; Olivia Munn, 11 years younger; Rebecca Hall, 13 years younger; Olivia Wilde, 15 years younger; Kristen Bell, 11 years younger. It’s almost weird seeing him playing across from a wife the same actual age as him. I’m sick of it!! I’ve had enough! ENOUGH. This erasure of women as they age just drives me crazy. No thank you!

    • amanda says:

      It’s a really big part of the plot, to the point I almost felt sorry for him as the older man. They’re not trying to pretend they’re a great match in the movie.

    • Chaine says:

      My thought exactly when the trailer played a few days ago on something else I was watching. I’m just so tired of seeing senior citizen actors paired with people young enough to be their daughter or granddaughter. My husband was laughing at the trailer for the same reason, disbelief. No interest in watching this film because of it.

    • Nikki* says:

      It REALLY TICKS ME OFF!!!!!

    • lucy2 says:

      That bothered me too, I looked up their ages because it was so uncomfortable, but if it’s an integral part of the plot, that’s OK. The movie looks pretty good!

      I’ve always thought she was so beautiful, but I think her dog is even more gorgeous!

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She lies for a living.

    Bloomhouse sounds like a hip flower shop.

    Stop. Bacon is 61?

    Beautiful pooch.

  9. CROOKSANDNANNIES says:

    I like Amanda. However, when people say anything about themselves too strongly, I get a “the lady doth protest too much” vibe. I’m not saying she’s a liar, but maybe not as hyper-honest as she’s saying? But I get she didn’t bring this up out of nowhere, it was in response to a talking point.

    But it made me think of when people say things like “I’m so low-maintenance” and turn out to be a high-strung pain in the butt.

    • Eugh says:

      I’ll have to point out she’s involved in a lot of “homewrecking” so this may come rather easily after all

  10. nicegirl says:

    I love her dog. Fabulous

  11. Prayer Warrior says:

    My first thought: When I was small, my mum told me she could ALWAYS tell when I was lying cause I got the hiccups. Whether I did or not, I no longer remember. What I do remember is her telling me this, and from that day to this, when I lie, I get the hiccups. I have to check in with myself if I get the hiccups, because sometimes I get hiccups when I haven’t spoken w/anyone all day. Then I have to wonder if I’m lying to myself……I am a terrible liar……

    my second thought …gross….