Great Dress, Bad Form: Amanda Seyfried

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 07:19:38 March 8, 2010 07:19:38

Post By Duana

I know Lainey's mentioned Amanda Seyfried being maligned by her publicist at TIFF. That she wasn't allowed to say certain things or got criticized for mentioning certain things.

This is going to be an unpopular opinion, but um, maybe it's for a reason.

Watching her with Seacrest, he opens with "So you're leaving Big Love?"

The correct answer here is "[My Character's] story came to an end" or "They were so good to let me have so much time off for projects but it got too hard" or even "It was just time to move on". Instead, she comes out with "I wasn't working as much as I wanted to, so..."

Really? Really Amanda? In all the years you've been in the business, nobody ever told you that you maybe don't bite the hand that feeds you and make it look like you're leaving for something better? Because a steady gig on Big Love - a show that is critically acclaimed, and actually doesn't shoot that many episodes at a time - looks great to a lot of people.

I'd think it was a one-time slip and give her the benefit of the doubt, but she totally and completely pooches it AGAIN moments later when he says something about her new role and she looks at him and goes "Which one are you talking about?"

Nope, nope, nope again.

The correct answer is "I've been really excited to work on Scott Pilgrim but maybe you were talking about Project B?" There is a reason people overuse the word 'gracious' and that's because there are so few people who actually think about how to make conversations comfortable for all.

Amanda Seyfried. Pretty, great dress, cute girl, I'll go see Dear John, but maybe the publicist training wheels aren't such a bad idea.

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