“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” star Amanda Seyfried covers the July 2018 issue of ELLE UK magazine photographed by Sebastien Faena and styled by Gillian Wilkins.
On gun laws: “What exactly are you protecting? At this point, I actually demand a reason as to why people believe that assault rifles should be sold in Walmart. Why do you need an assault rifle? Arming teachers? Teachers are not security guards. Teachers are not bodyguards. They are f**king teachers. They’re there to educate. F**k you. Kids are being killed. And they keep saying, ‘It’s not the guns that kill people, It’s the mental illness.’ Well then, let’s talk about mental illness.'”
On her decision to marry actor Thomas Sadoski: “It was one of those things where Trump had gotten elected, the world was going mad, and I was like, ‘This is a dream I might never wake up from. If that’s the case, let’s just get married'”
On Motherhood helping her to develop a new love for what she does: “Things are better now I’m older, rather than as a teenager, when I was treated terribly: ‘Oh, you’re in your 30s now? I guess I can trust your opinion, or trust you’ll show up to work on time,’ even though I’ve never, ever been late, even as a 15-year-old. But I feel like now I have a kid, it just goes without saying that I’m responsible… I learned after having a child: not to take things so personally, because it’s such a waste of time.”
On it being a powerful time for women in Hollywood: “People aren’t afraid. The #MeToo and #Time’sUp movements are all about feeling empowered to tell the truth and not be afraid of repercussions. Because that’s the thing. You want to keep your job, your sanity, your reputation. You can preserve those now; you can make sure that nobody else is being silenced, or made to feel uncomfortable or violated.”
Read the full interview in the July issue of ELLE UK, on sale June 6th. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is out July 27th.
Cover/Image: Saint Laurent Fall 2018 Collection
[Photo Credit: Sebastien Faena/ELLE UK Magazine, vogue.com]
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