There’s a 30% chance it’s already raining — and a 100% chance Amanda Seyfried has a different take on her infamous “Mean Girls” scene.
More than 18 years later, Seyfried is still recognized for the high school comedy “Mean Girls” and her ditsy character Karen Smith, who at the end of the film gives on-air weather reports while grabbing her breasts. Of course, male fans couldn’t help but quote the final scene every time they saw Seyfried after the movie was released in 2004.
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“I always felt really gross about it,” Seyfried told Marie Claire in a cover story. “I was like 18. It was just disgusting.
Seyfried, who recently morphed into Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes for Hulu’s “The Dropout,” has worked in Hollywood since she was 14. The Oscar nominee debuted with soap operas ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘All My Children’ before making her big screen debut with ‘Mean Girls.’ She then starred in “Veronica Mars” the same year, followed by “Mamma Mia!” and “Jennifer’s Body” shortly thereafter.
“I think being really famous [young] it must really suck,” Seyfried said. “It must make you feel completely unsafe in the world. I see these younger actors who think they have to have security. They think they must have an assistant. They think their whole world has changed. It can get stressful. I have seen this happen to my peers.
Fellow former teenage stars Millie Bobby Brown and Maisie Williams have since tackled their respective upbringings in the spotlight. Escape from ‘Stranger Things’ Brown also called the “rude” reaction from fans at the age of 18.
“It’s a really good representation of what’s going on in the world and how young girls are being sexualized,” Brown said on the “Guilty Feminist” podcast earlier this year. “Any 18-year-old is faced with navigating as an adult and having relationships and friendships and being loved and trying to fit in.”
Brown continued, “It’s a lot, and you’re trying to find yourself doing that. The only difference is, obviously, I’m doing this in the public eye, so it can be really overwhelming.
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