Amanda is a new cover of Allure Magazine in November! She’s absolutely gorgeous!
Read here a part of this amazing interview!
On my way to interview Amanda Seyfried, two hours north of Manhattan and two worlds away, there’s a quiet hamlet in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains called Stone Ridge. The names of the country roads—Sawkill, Cottekill, Shivertown—seem to be lifted right out of a Washington Irving story. In fact, the writer’s most famous character, Rip Van Winkle, set off on his mysterious day trip not far from this spot. When you hear thunder in the distance, it’s hard not to think of it being, as Irving imagined, made by the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his loyal men, those poor lost souls playing ninepins in the mountains. M. Night Shyamalan would be comfortable here; it’s a landscape of supernatural legends.
Today, the deep green hills and sleepy hollows are dotted with aboveground pools, tractor-tire flower planters, whirligigs, and wind chimes. And everywhere you look—along the roadsides, in the pastures and abandoned lots—you see acres of the wildflower Queen Anne’s lace, its slender stalks capped with whorls of antique white and a tiny red dot in the middle, where, the story goes, a needle pricked Her Royal Highness at her sewing table. Listed as a “noxious weed” by the United States Department of Agriculture, it is, to many eyes, including my own, an all-American beauty: deceptively hardy, slightly wild, homespun. Lovely, but the opposite of exotic.
This is one of the places that the actress Amanda Seyfried calls home. We’re meeting at a no-frills roadside cafe? filled with boisterous local folks enjoying the lunchtime rush. A table on the porch outside is a bit more private and quiet, though the rural peace and birdsong are regularly overwhelmed by the roar of big rigs, tanker trucks, and all manner of farm equipment thundering over Route 209 and down the valley. Seyfried drives up on the dot in a black Toyota SUV. She’s wearing denim shorts, Birkenstocks, and a black T-shirt that says “Wakeman Basketball.” Lovely, but the opposite of exotic.
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