Surrounded by large lakes, lush forests and picturesque hills, just over two and a half hours drive north of Manhattan is the Catskills in the United States.
There, where thousands of Jewish families came to spend the summer during the second half of the 20th century and to be entertained by promising artists during gala dinners – such as Broadway Danny Ros and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel have been commissioned to reflect later – Amanda also fled Seyfried .
The actress, known for films like Mamma Mia! , made the unusual decision to leave Los Angeles in full professional maturity to settle on a farm surrounded by more than twenty animals.Her agents tried to discourage her, but it was useless.
Taking care of goats, chickens, horses, cats, a donkey and a dog named Finn with more than 80,000 followers on Instagram now monopolizes the bulk of her agenda, in addition to time with her husband – also actor Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) – and his two daughters.
“It’s amazing how accomplished and successful I can feel without having to work on a high-profile movie,” said the interpreter in a recent interview. Now you have to see what it feels like to be in one of the most lauded films of the year.
It took 15 years for Hollywood to kneel for the first time before Amanda Seyfried. Thanks to her role as Marion Davies, the muse and lover of tycoon William Randolph Hearst in Mank , the 35-year-old interpreter has managed to rise as a huge favorite to take home the Oscar – and any other awards along the way – for best actress delivery of the year.
As confirmed by the specialized website Golden Derby , which gathers and collates thousands of predictions by editors, film critics and users, Seyfried doubles in the bets to the second on the list, Olivia Colman (for The Father).
“Wonderful”, “incredible”, “it’s the best of the movie” or “it deserves the Oscar” are some of the reviews that media such as The Guardian or The Washington Post have published about the young woman’s work.
The impact of her appearance in Fincher’s film on the origin and filming of Citizen Kane has managed to combine her professional and personal best moment, turning her story into inspiration for all those who, like her, live with a mental illness.
Seyfried’s role as Marion Davies has drawn the highest praise in Fincher’s latest film. PHOTO: NETFLIX
His confession, in a 2016 interview with Allure magazine , had a huge impact on the film mecca. “Mental illness is something that people categorize differently from other illnesses, but I don’t think it should be that way.
They should be taken as seriously as the rest, ”explained Seyfried, who revealed that he has suffered from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) since the age of 19. Diagnosed because of frequent episodes of anxiety, since then he has taken an antidepressant to keep the disease at bay.
The first advice from her publicist was to hide her status so as not to jeopardize her promising future in the industry, but, as she would say in Mr. Porter , that was not an option for her. “I thought, ‘Fuck it!’I want children who are having strange thoughts to be able to share them without stigma.
And if that affects my career, so be it. ” Her current day to day, away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, and motherhood – this past September she gave birth to her second child – have helped her improve her health. “A healthy father is a healthy child,” he defends .
It was precisely at the age of 19 that he also began his cinematographic career in style. He did it as part of the generational comedy Bad Girls , in which he played Karen, one of the three popular students who face the character played by Lindsay Lohan.
Although her role was secondary, if she won the Oscar, she would be the first of the promising cast (which included others such as Rachel McAdams or Tina Fey) to lift the statuette. Later he would make a niche as the protagonist of different romantic comedies with desktop aspirations such as Letters to Juliet and Dear John and in the blockbuster film adaptations of the musical Mamma Mia! and the miserables.
‘Mean Girls’ marked the Pennsylvania actress’s Hollywood debut (right in the picture). PHOTO: PARAMOUNT
Although in recent times he has opted for a low profile and many believed his brilliant appearance had already been amortized, the truth is that few actresses have managed to gather a more flowery resume .
Seyfried has been placed under the orders of such respected directors as Rodrigo García, Atom Egoyan, Andrew Niccol, David Lynch, Paul Schrader and, now, the aforementioned Fincher.
“We all knew Amanda was luminescent, we all knew she was effervescent, we all knew she was fun,” says Mank’s director about her., which filled the actress’s characteristic eyes with tears when she learned that the filmmaker was counting on her for his long-awaited project.
Another illustrious, Quentin Tarantino, in a chance meeting in an airport terminal, gave him the advice that has changed his life: “Keep your expectations low, and you will be pleasantly surprised.”
Despite the fact that she now spends her days “walking goats”, the American remains attached to the present through social networks, in which she has demonstrated her strong activist commitment.
In addition to charging President Trump on numerous occasions (he called him a “delusional dictator”), Seyfried has also used his popularity in Hollywood – he has almost five million followers on Instagram alone – to raise funds and act as a speaker for different charities. or to report sexist behavior outside and within an industry in which, he says, “he has not felt safe.”
This is how he reported it in The New York Times : “They have put me in very difficult situations.I had to walk around without underwear or a shirt, against my will, but I felt like I didn’t have the power to say, ‘No, this makes me uncomfortable.’
The interpreter considers her work with Meryl Streep in ‘Mamma Mia!’ the pinnacle of his career. PHOTO: UNIVERSAL
While waiting to know if the promising expectations about her future as the owner of the long-awaited golden statuette are finally fulfilled, it seems that her refusal to follow the rules and orders given – do not share your state of health, do not go to live outside Los Angels, don’t get wet politically – it’s proving to be the right choice.
His speech at the top of the Dolby Theater, if the pandemic allows for celebration, promises to be most inspiring.