Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Heart Amanda Seyfried

I usually write about actors who have more of a resume or who are character actors but I'm going to change it up a bit with this one. I only know Amanda Seyfried from two shows on television: Big Love and Veronica Mars. Even though the roles have been small and not leads, Seyfried is a young actress poised to do big things and is someone to keep an eye on.

It's her performance in Big Love (one of my favorite shows) that has really grabbed me. She might have been great in Mamma Mia! but I didn't see that one. As Big Love has evolved in season three, Seyfried is at the epicenter of this Salt Lake City, Utah family of polygamists. Seyfried completely nails the confused, awkward teenager who finds herself pregnant. She never loses her vulnerability, her likability and warmth no matter how inward she turns. Seyfried is one of the highlights on a very good ensemble cast in an underrated show.

Seyfried has a lot of films coming out in the next year or two, so, her profile is about to rise. Judging by her performance in Big Love--she's got promise and might make it out of her large, surrogate family in Utah.


Rumblefish said...

She's pretty darn funny in "Mean Girls."

Replicant said...

Someone else pointed out to me she was in Mean Girls but I guess I hadn't seen Veronica Mars yet to where I remember her.