There’s never been any contention about Amanda Seyfried being funny; her breakout role in Mean Girls (2004) has transcended the ages and generations have memorized her various punchlines. But Seyfried has also proved herself an absolute angel, following her roles in Mamma Mia! (2008) and Les Miserables (2012), in which she blessed our ears with her vocals.
Recently, it’s her role in the acclaimed movie Mank that has editors and film critics praising her nuanced performance and calling the film a turning point in her career. For the first time, Seyfried was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at both the Golden Globes and Oscars for her portrayal of Marion Davies, a screen star in the 1920s and ’30s who captured the heart of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, and whose relationship became the impetus for the plot of Citizen Kane.
Directed by David Fincher, Mank follows the life of screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, played by Gary Oldman, and his memories of the lavish times he spent with Davies and Hearst. It’s a big Hollywood moment for the 35-year-old actress, who’s equally poised and effervescent at work, but most comfortable when she’s at home at her farm in the Catskills, with her animals, husband Thomas Sadoski, and their two children.
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