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Amanda Seyfried: “It feels like life or death”

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Fame causes “bizarre” panic attacks

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Actually, Amanda Seyfried should be able to enjoy her Hollywood career. In recent years, the actress has developed from a rising star to a serious screen star. But instead of relaxed serenity, the actress repeatedly feels agonizing anxiety.

Amanda Seyfried, 35, has been undergoing therapeutic treatment for her panic attacks for many years. “It feels like life or death,” the actress describes to her host Willie Geist yesterday (April 11, 2021) on the NBC “Today Show” the moments of greatest distress when she poses on the red carpet or has to give live interviews.

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“That’s exactly what a panic attack is,” explains the “Mamma Mia” star. “Your body is in fight or flight mode. The endorphin rush and relief that occurs after the panic attack are so extraordinary. You just feel so liberated and your body is somehow recovered,” says Seyfried. “It’s so bizarre because it’s physiological. But it starts in your head.”

Her biggest problem is showing people that she is “normal.” “I don’t have anyone to wake me up in bed with breakfast, and I don’t get chauffeured around,” she adds with a wink.

Living far away from Hollywood

“Every time I meet someone new, I desperately want them to understand that they can talk to me,” the down-to-earth star explains his difficulties in talking to people in an unbiased way. “I want to get in touch like everyone else, because I’m like everyone else.”

Amanda Seyfried married her acting colleague Thomas Sadoski, 44, in March 2017 and has children Nina and Thomas with him. The family lives away from the Hollywood hustle and bustle on a farm in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. “That was a very conscious decision,” she explains the step into the healing seclusion for her. “I’ve always wanted to live on a farm. I just have to feel grounded in a place that I can trust will always be there.”

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