Amanda Seyfried Revealed She Almost Lost Out on Movie Roles For Being Considered “Overweight”

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried said Hollywood thinks she's "overweight" David Livingston/Getty Images

Amanda Seyfried is not fat — but Hollywood once thought she was. The Les Miserables actress took to her Twitter last month and admitted to followers that she almost didn't land roles because she was considered "overweight."

"Fun fact: I almost lost out on several roles in my career because I was overweight. Wrong, America," the slender blonde tweeted on Oct. 19.

Although she didn't specify which roles exactly, Seyfried's hinted in the past about certain roles requiring her to be at a certain weight.

 

"If I didn't run and work out, there's no way I would be this thin," she told Glamour magazine in 2010. "But I have to stay in shape because I'm an actress. It's f–ked up and it's twisted, but I wouldn't get the roles otherwise. If I'd been a bit bigger, I don't think they would have cast me for Mamma Mia!"

That same year, the Mean Girls actress admitted to Esquire magazine that in order to stay thin, she also has to follow a strict raw food diet. "Yesterday for lunch? Spinach. Just spinach. Spinach and some seeds," she said.

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