SEYFRIED WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW SHE’S A NICE GIRL
THE STAR SAYS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASSUMING SHE’S A JERK FOR YEARS.
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.
In “Ted 2,” Amanda Seyfried plays an inexperienced lawyer who helps the titular talking bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) achieve legal personhood.