Amanda Seyfried on Her ‘Mank’ Oscar Nomination and Pitching Herself to Play Glinda in the ‘Wicked’ Movie

For “Mank” star Amanda Seyfried, she keeps her phone on silent and turns off all her notifications, so when she received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress as Marion Davies in the David Fincher film, her publicist called her mother and woke her up with the good news.“It’s nice to talk about something you care about and you’re proud of,” Seyfried tells Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast.

“And it’s a person that existed, and we got to re reshape her legacy.” Listen below!In this week’s episode, Seyfried talks about working with David Fincher on his old Hollywood examination of one of the greatest films ever made, “Citizen Kane.” She also exclusively shares with Variety that she has sent in her recording of “Popular” from the hit musical “Wicked,” which is being helmed by Universal Pictures and “In the Heights” director Jon M.


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