We bring you trivia about the star of THE BIG WEDDING

THE BIG WEDDING is released in Irish cinemas this week, and stars Amanda Seyfried as Missy. We gathered together factoids about Seyfried, including her strange obsession with jeans…

Amanda Seyfried loves nothing more than a good fitting pair of jeans.
…She even collects them. Well, good jeans are hard to find!

Seyfried appeared on the cover of three books by Sweet Valley High creator, Francine Pascal.
If you want to look them up, the titles are MY MOTHER WAS NEVER A KID, MY FIRST LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS, AND LOVE & BETRAYAL & HOLD THE MAYO…

Originally auditioned for the title role on VERONICA MARS (2004) but lost the part to Kristen Bell. Instead of playing “Veronica”, she was offered the role of “Lilly”.
…Seyfried’s character was more popular than expected, so the role was expanded for her.

Amanda is fascinated by the weather, and if she were not an actress, she would have liked to be a meteorologist.
This brings a whole new meaning to Karen’s ‘special talent’ in MEAN GIRLS.

Seyfried wanted to be an actress at age 10 after watching Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET with her father.
She auditioned for the role of Daisy in Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY, but lost out to Carey Mulligan.

Amanda trained in classical opera for two years and studied under a Broadway voice coach for almost five years.
The hard work paid off when she was cast in LES MISÉRABLES.

The correct pronunciation of her last name is “Sigh-Frid.”
Not Say-Freed, as we thought for ages…

Seyfried wrote and recorded “Little House”, a song which appears on one of the official soundtracks of DEAR JOHN.
DEAR JOHN was also the movie to break AVATAR’s run at the top of the US box office, despite generally negative reviews.

Lost the part of “Babydoll” in SUCKER PUNCH because she was committed to her HBO show BIG LOVE.
The part went to Emily Browning instead. It seems that Seyfried made the right decision though; SUCKER PUNCH holds a grand total of 23% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Amanda started using Twitter in January this year, under the handle @Amanda_Sey.
At the time of writing, she has only got 615 followers. Aw.

THE BIG WEDDING is in Irish cinemas now.

Words: Brogen Hayes