in their own words: amanda seyfried

As featured in UK Marie Claire, April 2011

{words & images via Marie Claire}
on self-image: “I was an insecure young girl and I didn’t think I was pretty. I didn’t like my body. I really looked in the mirror and thought I was ugly because I didn’t look like the normal girl. I wanted braces, stick-straight hair and a tan. But I wouldn’t go to the tanning booth and I had trouble getting up early enough to be able to straighten my hair. It would take forever so my arms would hurt.”
on her break-up with Dominic Cooper: “I’m not going to talk about everything but because we had such a public relationship, to those who cared, I don’t mind talking about him. It was a really great part of my life. (But) never date somebody who doesn’t live in your country. It’s heartbreaking and confusing and it makes you go a bit nuts. You don’t know where they sleep at night. You start second-guessing everything.”
on her current relationship status: “I am finally OK with being alone. I think it’s important for a woman who’s been in several relationships, and who’s working a lot and is very career-driven, to be happy and content with being alone. It’s a really empowering feeling to know that you can be happy without a significant other or without a man or a woman, whoever you prefer, to count on. I’ve had a hard time with that.”
on reaching the level of Twilight fame: “Kristen Stewart is uncomfortable with it… but also, it’s like, she’s only being noticed for that and she’s been working for so long. There’s hype but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just a little bit annoyed at the Twilight comparisons. I don’t think (Stewart’s fame) will happen to me. I don’t think about it. What if it doesn’t do well? Then I won’t have to deal with it. If it does do well? It’s different from Twilight.”