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Amanda Seyfried Filmed Nude Scenes At 19 Because She “Didn’t Want To Upset Anybody” Or Lose Her Job

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Amanda Seyfried was just a teenager when she first ventured into the limelight, beginning her career as a model before deciding to pursue acting at the age of 17.

She started out in soap operas like As the World Turns and All My Children, but got her big break when she was cast as Karen Smith in the 2004 movie Mean Girls.

Starring alongside Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan, Amanda previously admitted that she “slipped through the cracks” while working on the film as she struggled to build up her self-esteem.

In fact, the actor recently told Jimmy Kimmel that she was so new to the industry when Mean Girls came out that she made a serious fashion faux pas at its premiere.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Amanda said that she didn’t realize until it was too late that the flashes from the cameras on the red carpet made her black dress see-through, exposing her underwear.

When asked why the movie studio didn’t help her with her premiere look, Amanda explained: “I slipped through the cracks because I didn’t ever ask for anything. Because I thought I was in the way, which is not the way I want to raise my daughter, for sure… But people liked me because I was easy.”

After Mean Girls, Amanda went on to star in movies such as American Gun and Alpha Dog, as well as 11 episodes of Veronica Mars.

More recently, Amanda earned an Emmy nomination for her performance as Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu series The Dropout — one year after she received an Academy Award nomination for Mank.

Now 36, the star has reflected on the increased “respect” that she receives at work as she admitted to being much more confident while on set.

In a new interview with Porter, Amanda revealed that when she was first starting out in the industry, she would agree to remove her clothes on camera and film nude scenes so as not to upset anybody.

In fact, Amanda worried that she would be fired from the job if she expressed her discomfort, but ultimately told the publication that she came out of pre-#MeToo Hollywood “pretty unscathed.”

Discussing her approach when she was a young actor, Amanda said: “Being 19, walking around without my underwear on — like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?”

“Oh, I know why,” she added. “I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”

Amanda did not specify which projects she was referring to, but she was 19 when Mean Girls came out and while filming episodes of All My Children.

Other movies and TV shows that she starred in around that time include Nine Lives, House, American Gun, and Alpha Dog.

Opening up about how her experience has changed over the past 17 years, Amanda told the publication: “There’s a respect level that I have never felt so fully around me. It has nothing to do with any level of fame or recognition or critical acclaim.”

“Whatever it is, it’s not because of Mank, it’s not because of The Dropout,” she went on. “It’s not about having seen my movies. I’m respected because I’m 36 years old and I know who the fuck I am.”

This isn’t the first time that Amanda has opened up about the early days of her career, and she previously revealed the “gross” reaction that her Mean Girls character prompted from men when she was still a teenager.

In the movie, Karen has a scene where she predicts the weather by groping her breasts. In May, Amanda told Marie Claire that all these years later, men still approach her and ask if it is raining — implying that they are thinking of her touching her breasts.

“I always feel really grossed out by that,” she explained. “I was like 18 years old. It was just gross.”

Amanda then added: “I think being really famous [young] must really fucking suck. It must make you feel completely unsafe in the world.”

There has been increased discussion about the way that young actors are treated while filming TV shows and movies in recent months, with Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney admitting that sex scenes on other sets made her feel “disgusting.”

“I’ve had experiences where I want to go home and scrub myself completely raw because I feel disgusting,” Sydney told the Independent. “I didn’t feel comfortable with my castmate or the crew, and I just didn’t feel like my character would be doing it.”

She went on to add that she “didn’t feel like [she] was able to speak up” and voice her concerns at the time.

And British star Kaya Scodelario, who shot to fame at the age of 14 in the gritty TV series Skins, admitted last month that “safeguarding wasn’t really a thing” when she and her costars filmed graphic sex scenes.

“It was a beautiful time but also the deep-rooted cause of a lot of my issues now,” she said of her time on the show in a TikTok post.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean faced backlash earlier this month when he said that intimacy coordinators — people who ensure the well-being of actors and make sure that everyone is comfortable while filming intimate scenes — “spoil the spontaneity” of filming a sex scene.

“I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise,” Sean told the Times. “It would inhibit me more because it’s drawing attention to things. Somebody saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing…'”

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Claudia Winkleman reveals hilarious lie told by her very rarely seen daughter Matilda – and it is so funny

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Claudia Winkleman is notoriously private about her family but on Friday evening the Strictly Come Dancing host opened up about her daughter Matilda, 16, on The Graham Norton Show with a hilarious story about the teen.

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Sitting on Graham’s iconic red sofa, alongside Jamie Oliver, George Takei and Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, the 50-year-old recalled how in lockdown, Matilda lied to her teachers about having WiFi throughout her GCSEs.

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The hilarious fib all came to a head when Claudia met Matilda’s head-of-year at parent’s evening – and her reaction was hilarious.

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Explaining the story on the show, Claudia said: “So our daughter, she’s 16, in lockdown, she was revising for her GCSE’s and we had a parent-teacher meeting. It was eight months in, the poor teachers were working so incredibly hard.

The star had a ball on the show

“And the head of year said: ‘I know we shouldn’t bring this up because Tilda says you guys are really embarrassed by it, but we just have to say we are so sorry about your lack of WiFi…'”

Pulling a hilarious face, Claudia remarked: “I was like: ‘Come again’ also, by the way, I do my Radio Two show live from the airing cupboard we’ve got full WiFi if nothing else! And I just looked at her and said: ‘I’m sorry?’

“For eight months I was like: ‘Good luck in double maths’ and she [Matilda] was like: ‘Uh huh,’ and doing TikToks and hadn’t done anything!

Claudia rarely talks about her children

“And also wrote quite cleverly in the email [to her teacher about their WiFi problems]: ‘Please don’t mention it to my parents as they are slightly embarrassed, their WiFi is really dodgy and I don’t want to tell them because they’re homeschooling three of us and I just want to be supportive.”

Jamie Oliver interjected: “So did you go along with it – did you back her up?”

To which Claudia replied: “Absolutely not, I’m not that good a liar. I said, ‘We have perfect WiFi we’re ok,'” then the star jokingly shouted “Matilda,” as the audience chuckled.

Claudia shares Matilda and her two sons, Jake, 19 and Arthur, 11, with her husband of 22 years Kris Thykier.

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Deborah Roberts reflects on life as husband Al Roker remains in hospital

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Al Roker‘s fans and loved ones continue to send him prayers and thoughts as his health battle continues.

The star has been absent from Today while battling blood clots that traveled to his lungs. 

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While he was briefly allowed home for Thanksgiving, Al was rushed back to hospital a day later and has reportedly remained under observation ever since. 

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Al has also stepped away from social media, but his wife took to Instagram with a reflective and thankful post on Thursday. 

The ABC journalist took a photo of the turning leaves in New York and wrote: “So grateful for the love.”

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She didn’t elaborate on Al or how he was feeling but earlier that day she had also shared a snapshot of a TV airing the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and she appeared to be in a hospital room. 

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Al is also in the thoughts of his children, Leila, Nick and Courteney. His youngest daughter, Leila, took to Instagram after Page Six and multiple other outlets shared the news about her dad’s return to hospital and delivered an emotional update on the last month.

Alongside a series of upbeat photos, including one of her, Al, her mom,  Deborah, brother, Nick, and sister, Courtney, she wrote: “November photo dump – the parts of this month that were actually enjoyable.”

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Fans rushed to check on her father and commented: “Hope your dad is feeling and doing better,” while another added: “Love to you! Praying for more good times,” and a third wrote: “Prayers for your family/dad.”

Al’s children are supporting their dad and willing him back to good health 

The beloved host has been off from the Today show for several weeks due to ill health, though he had returned home on Thursday, 24 November, just in time to spend the holidays with his family.

Still, he did not return to his hosting duties the following week, and Page Six reported that less than 24 hours after being discharged, he was taken back to the hospital via ambulance.

It has also been reported that his wife, Deborah, was quick to follow his ambulance back to the hospital from their Upper East Side home.

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Michelle Obama mourns sad death of filmmaker Julia Reichert

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Michelle Obama has paid tribute to Oscar-winning filmmaker, Julia Reichert, who died at the age of 76.

The former First Lady took to social media to share news that Julia had lost her battle with cancer and passed away on 1 December her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Michelle and her husband, Barack Obama, posted a message on the page of their Higher Ground Media production company. 

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Alongside a photo of Julia, they wrote: “Last night we lost a true giant. A trailblazing filmmaker, Julia Reichert dedicated her life to documenting socially and historically significant stories that gave voice to so many, particularly the working class and women.

“Collaborating with her on the Oscar-winning documentary American Factory was an honor and privilege that we will always cherish at Higher Ground. 

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“We know that Julia’s talent, humanity and commitment to mission-centric storytelling will continue to inspire current and future creators worldwide, including all of us.”

Michelle and Barack worked with Julia 

Fans rushed to share their sadness and commented: “So sorry. what a giant talent. deepest sympathies to her friends and family and colleagues,” and, “She was amazing”. There were strings of heart emojis and praying hands as they paid tribute to the star. 

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Steven Bognar, her husband and collaborator, confirmed the death and said his wife had been receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a form of urinary cancer for years.

Julia lost her battle to cancer 

Julia’s success was a surprise to her as she admitted her career was unexpected: “I had no idea I would be, quote unquote, a filmmaker,” she said in an interview with Yellow Springs radio station WYSO. “I just knew I loved photography. I loved getting better at it. I loved learning about taking pictures. And I really loved the radio.”

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