SEYFRIED WANTS EV­ERY­ONE TO KNOW SHE’S A NICE GIRL

THE STAR SAYS PEO­PLE HAVE BEEN AS­SUM­ING SHE’S A JERK FOR YEARS.

Metro USA (Boston) - - FRONT PAGE - MATT PRIGGE @mattprigge matt.prigge@metro.us

Amanda Seyfried got her start in comedies, namely with her break­through role in “Mean Girls.” Still, when she did “Ted 2,” her sec­ond film with Seth MacFar­lane af­ter last year’s “A Mil­lion Ways to Die in the West,” she found her­self remembering how to be funny af­ter be­ing se­ri­ous for so long. It seems like im­pro­vis­ing with Seth MacFar­lane and Mark Wahlberg might be dif­fi­cult. Did you have to do much riff­ing? Not for me, be­cause I ad-lib, but I don’t im­pro­vise. I’m not great at im­prov-ing. My brain doesn’t work that fast. This is your sec­ond film with Seth MacFar­lane. What was your first meet­ing like?

He was a lit­tle shy at first. I’m a lit­tle un­fil­tered, and I say things to get a re­ac­tion, some­times, when I’m ner­vous. I def­i­nitely said one thing, and his ears perked up, and he said, “What?” I can’t re­ally say what it was. I al­ways, un­con­sciously or con­sciously, try to dis­arm peo­ple a lit­tle bit. I feel like I’m al­ways fight­ing a stereo­type about ac­tresses or peo­ple my age or if I’m try­ing to get a job. What do peo­ple tend to as­sume about you? I no­tice that peo­ple just as­sume I’m go­ing to be an a—hole.

Re­ally, an a—hole?

Be­cause I’m fa­mous. Do you know how many f—ing flight at­ten­dants have said to me, “You’re ac­tu­ally re­ally nice! I can’t be­lieve how nice you are!” Their ex­pec­ta­tions are just so low some­times. Bum­mer.

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In “Ted 2,” Amanda Seyfried plays an in­ex­pe­ri­enced lawyer who helps the tit­u­lar talk­ing bear (voiced by Seth MacFar­lane)

achieve le­gal per­son­hood.

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