Amanda Seyfried is best known for her role in mean girls, but she didn’t appreciate the attention she received for a scene in the film. She played Karen Smith, a clueless teenager who believed she could predict the weather with her breasts using special “ESPN” powers.
It was not uncommon for her to be recognized by fans for the role at times, but the remarks the men would make about the scene made her uncomfortable. “I always felt really disgusted by it,” she said Marie Claire. “I was about 18. It was just disgusting.”
mean girls gave Seyfried wide exposure as an actress, but although she received offers, she often played roles similar to Karen’s. bad girls, and I was kind of like, typecast as this dumb blonde,” Seyfried said. PopSugar. “I had opportunities, but not as many as now.”
The actress felt she wouldn’t get any significant roles for several years after the film. “I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now. 12? 13? 14? And I feel like I’m getting the respect I’ve wanted for so long,” she said.
Seyfried still holds her mean girls person in high esteem. “Plus, I’ve just worked a long time. I’ve had a lot of great opportunities here and there and made some good choices with the help of my amazing team,” she said. IndieWire. “I was with them since I was 16. It’s been good, it feels good. I always look back mean girls like my best work.”
Seyfried is indeed being cast in exciting roles, recently featured on Hulu’s The stall as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, a part the actor told Harper’s Bazaar she “prepared as I… for.” To prepare for a role of this nature, she said: “The first choice you have to make is not to be judgmental when you play someone. I can’t diagnose anyone. And I also think we’re all so nuanced. We’re built on so many different experiences, from childhood to where we are now. And I was able to study. There’s a lot of information out there, and I was aware of all that.
Seyfried also said that the hardest part of playing the role “was to keep playing the facts. It’s so complicated. [The technology] was a great idea. I really wish that were true one day, and I think a lot of people are working on this stuff. I’m not; my brain doesn’t work that way.”