Over the past few years, actress Amanda Seyfried has found herself being typecast as the heroine of the romantic comedy movies, rather than actually being a comedy actress herself. However, the actress has pointed out that she appeared in the hit movie Mean Girls, which has become a huge cult classic and showed just how good a comedy actress she is.
Amanda Seyfried now appears in the new Seth MacFarlane movie A Million Ways to Die in the West, which sees the actress getting back into comedy. With the movie out now in both the US and the UK, Amanda has been talking about trying not to get too typecast, by trying to mix her roles up a little.
Seyfried told Hello! "People within the industry forgot about Mean Girls. After two or three romantic comedies, they were like, 'Oh, she's not funny, she's a heroine,' which seems really glamorous but it's the short end of the stick for an actor. They say there aren't enough good roles for women in Hollywood and it's true. You get pigeonholed quite easily. I'd much rather play somebody like the antagonist or an idiot."
While Amanda Seyfried was clearly keen to prove that she does still have what it takes to impress in a comedy role, she did admit that there were a few small, healthy nerves going into the project. Amanda says that she was a little concerned that she might not be exactly what Seth MacFarlane was looking for.
Seyfried added, "Most people trust Seth so I came into this trusting him completely. The only healthy nerves I had were based on my performance, and was I going to please him?"
Check out the A Million Ways to Die in the West trailer below.