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Amanda Seyfried ‘walked around with no underwear on’ on film sets at 19

Amanda Seyfried has revealed she was put in uncomfortable positions while on film sets in the pre-#MeToo era, including having to walk around ‘without underwear’ on.

The star, 36, told how in some ways, she wishes she could be starting out as a young actress now, at a time when intimacy coordinators are a regular presence on sets and actors are in a better position to speak up.

Speaking to NET-A-PORTER about her early career, Amanda said: ‘Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me? 

Candid: Amanda Seyfried has revealed she was put in uncomfortable positions while on film sets in the pre-#MeToo era, including having to walk around ‘without underwear’ on

‘How did I let that happen? Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.’

The actress, who recently starred as Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu series The Dropout, said it’s ‘really important’ for actors to be confident on set.

She said: ‘Nothing can crush me completely, when it comes to work. I’m uncrushable! Not one thing can crush my life, unless it has to do with my family.

‘Obviously, being a parent changes your perspective on things, but it’s not just that. It’s finally coming to the point of, it’s okay to be proud of your work. It’s okay to be proud, it’s okay to have confidence – it’s actually really important.’

Changes: The star, 36, told how in some ways, she wishes she could be starting out as a young actress now, at a time when intimacy coordinators are a regular presence on sets and actors are in a better position to speak up

Changes: The star, 36, told how in some ways, she wishes she could be starting out as a young actress now, at a time when intimacy coordinators are a regular presence on sets and actors are in a better position to speak up

Interview: Speaking to NET-A-PORTER about her early career, Amanda said: 'Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me?'

Interview: Speaking to NET-A-PORTER about her early career, Amanda said: ‘Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me?’

She added: 'How did I let that happen? Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn't want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That's why'

She added: ‘How did I let that happen? Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why’ 

Amanda added that despite working hard, she feels she has also enjoyed many ‘strokes of luck’ in her career and has no sense of entitlement when it comes to finding success.

She said: ‘I’ve never gone a day without feeling like I’ve worked really hard. I have no entitlement. I mean, I’m entitled to respect, I think; we all are. 

‘But I have no entitlement issues. I have many strokes of luck and a lot of hard work and a lot of being in the right place at the right time. I understand all of that.’ 

Amanda’s portrayal of disgraced founder Elizabeth Holmes of the now liquidated healthcare company Theranos, was a kind of character acting she hadn’t played with in her career before, and it’s given her the taste for more.     

Career: The actress, who recently starred as Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu series The Dropout, said it's 'really important' for actors to be confident on set

Career: The actress, who recently starred as Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu series The Dropout, said it’s ‘really important’ for actors to be confident on set

Success: Amanda added that despite working hard, she feels she has also enjoyed many 'strokes of luck' in her career and has no sense of entitlement when it comes to finding success

Success: Amanda added that despite working hard, she feels she has also enjoyed many ‘strokes of luck’ in her career and has no sense of entitlement when it comes to finding success

She said: 'I've never gone a day without feeling like I've worked really hard. I have no entitlement. I mean, I'm entitled to respect, I think; we all are'

She said: ‘I’ve never gone a day without feeling like I’ve worked really hard. I have no entitlement. I mean, I’m entitled to respect, I think; we all are’ 

She added: 'But I have no entitlement issues. I have many strokes of luck and a lot of hard work and a lot of being in the right place at the right time. I understand all of that'

She added: ‘But I have no entitlement issues. I have many strokes of luck and a lot of hard work and a lot of being in the right place at the right time. I understand all of that’ 

She said: ‘You’ve done all this preparation and it’s muscle memory now; you’re already walking and talking differently, so you’re halfway there. Now, you just gotta have the emotion behind it as the character. It’s so fun.’

On her Emmy nomination for Lead Actress, she said: ‘It’s kind of surreal that we’re here now, that we got nominated, and I got nominated; I got singled out. 

‘I didn’t spend any part of my career singled out, ever. [I had] no expectation of being singled out, and that’s partly my self-deprecating nature. 

‘Never expecting anything great, preparing for the worst, but just continuing to walk on my path.’

Uncanny resemblance: In addition to nailing Holmes' signature baritone voice, the actress said that achieving the disgraced Theranos founder's appearance also a crucial part of her transformation in The Dropout

Amanda: 'The look was as essential as knowing how to do the voice'; Elizabeth is pictured in 2014

Uncanny resemblance: In addition to nailing Holmes’ signature baritone voice, the actress said that achieving the disgraced Theranos founder’s appearance also a crucial part of her transformation in The Dropout

On working with show creator Elizabeth Meriwether, Amanda added: ‘With the help of an incredible group of writers, she wrote the perfect series. 

‘There’s not one beat in there that feels like it doesn’t fit. It’s a miracle, that script, and the direction and the tone of it really worked. 

She said: ‘I think it was really important, the tone, to make it feel real.’

Achievement: On her Emmy nomination for Lead Actress, she said: 'It's kind of surreal that we're here now, that we got nominated, and I got nominated; I got singled out'

Achievement: On her Emmy nomination for Lead Actress, she said: ‘It’s kind of surreal that we’re here now, that we got nominated, and I got nominated; I got singled out’ 

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