Amanda Seyfried has similarities with her Oscar role.
The 35-year-old actress could be awarded the prestigious Award for Best Supporting Actress this year for her role in ‘Mank’. In it she plays Marion Davies, the actress and protégé of newspaper copy William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1961. But did Seyfried know beforehand who the woman she would play was? Seyfried said in an interview with ‘RND’: “I had heard the name once, but I didn’t know anything else about it. After playing her, I have to say: Marion was a woman who was totally funny and stood with both feet on the floor. You could have a beer with her and I would have liked to have had her as a friend.”
Davies’ reputation, however, wasn’t always the best: “They didn’t like that. She firmly believed that she was intellectually superior to any man. By the way, I also think that of myself (smiles). However, it took me 35 years to say something like that about myself. Better late than never.” Although Davies and Hearst were together for more than 20 years, they never married. Seyfried said: “They had a very deep connection and trusted each other. They were like best friends and Marion loved him. However, on an emotional rather than a physical basis. She found him quite boring because he was also much older. But she would never have left him because he gave her security and security. He had a kind of father role for her in life, in a good, healthy way. If something like that works (laughs).”