Back in May of 2009 I wrote about Amanda Seyfried as an up and coming actress to pay attention to. Boy, was I wrong. For the first time (and likely not the last) I'd like to rescind my praise and take back my "heart" for Amanda Seyfried!
My original post was based mostly on her work on two TV shows that I'd watched Seyfried blossom. While she had a nice role on Veronica Mars, it was what she did on HBO's Mormons in crisis drama Big Love that really made Seyfried stand out. I jumped the ship too early on her and should have waited to see what other kinds of things she could/would do.
Since my post Seyfried has been in some truly wretched movies! She was the lead in one of the worst films I'll see all year (Dear John), a movie that looked awful and that has been lambasted by critics (Chloe) and another saccharine fest with the recent Letters to Juliet. Seyfried's taste level in the roles she is choosing is clearly not up to par. Then she wore her dress backwards.
I hate that a fashion faux pas is the final straw to get Seyfried removed from my "heart" list but wearing a zippered dress backwards (see photo) + a series of crappy film choices is plenty of cause to get booted. I feel no guilt whatsoever. To get back on the list, Seyfried will have to choose good roles in good films, wear her clothes correctly and resist becoming one of the legion of skanky Hollywood starlets lost in a haze of clubs, drugs, scandal and twittering bikini photos of themselves. We'll see if Seyfried is up to the challenge.