6 Amanda Seyfried Quotes That Show What Kind Of Mom She'll Be
Amanda Seyfried might be best known for her character's iconic line in Mean Girls — "It's like I have ESPN or something!" — but the 31-year-old actress is actually quite the fountain of wisdom in everyday life as well. And now that she's pregnant with her first child? It sort of feels like the perfect time to dust off this handful of amazing Seyfried quotes that prove she'll be an awesome mom.
According to People, the Mamma Mia! actress first confirmed her pregnancy in November at a Givenchy press launch, where she showed off a a growing bump. This will be Seyfried's first child with her fiancé, actor Thomas Sadoski, whom she met in 2015 when they were both working on the set of an off-Broadway show.
Seyfried's always been sure of her desire to be a mom. In 2014, when asked by Glamour where she saw herself in five to ten years, she responded, "With child!" Then, in 2015, she told Marie Claire:
So, clearly, Seyfried is ready to meet her baby. But what kind of mom will she be? I think there's a few key quotes that prove Seyfried will be a stellar mother (aside from the fact that she really, really wants this child).
She'll Teach Her Kid To Love Themselves
According to Entertainment Tonight, Seyfried has a healthy concept of self-esteem, saying:
Seyfried Has A Healthy Understanding Of Mental Health
Seyfried doesn't shy away from difficult topics, and she's always been open to sharing her own struggles — which should make it easy for her kids to come to her with anything. Speaking to Allure last year about her long-time use of medication for her OCD, she said,
She later told New York Magazine: "There’s a stigma and taboo and it’s not helping anybody. It didn’t help me when I was a kid. I certainly don’t want my kids to feel like they can’t talk to me. ... It’s really important for young people to hear other people talk about their experiences in a way that sheds light on them."
She'll Raise Her Kid To Be Happily Independent
Speaking to Vogue about her relationship in 2015, Seyfried proved she'll be a strong role model for her child, telling the magazine:
She's A Feminist
Seyfried is among the actresses in Hollywood who have spoken out about the wage gap. "A few years ago, on one of my big-budget films, I found I was being paid 10% of what my male co-star was getting, and we were pretty even in status," Seyfried told The Sunday Times in 2015, according to the Huffington Post. "It’s not about how much you get, it’s about how fair it is. ... You have to decide if you’re willing to walk away from something, especially as a woman."
Here's to raising young feminists, Seyfried!
She Knows Just The Thing To Say About Mean Girls
Can anyone else picture Seyfried saying this quote directly to her child? Because I totally can. According to Entertainment Tonight, Seyfried shared her view on haters, saying:
She'll Always Be There For Her Child
To Seyfried, self-care is of the utmost importance, especially now that she's about to become a mom. "I’m very, very close to that child in me," she told New York Magazine in December. "I’m working on it every day. I’m very, very involved in working on it now, especially because I’m about to be a mother."
Finally, considering Seyfried's connection to her gorgeous dog, Finn, it seems pretty clear that her kid is going to grow up with a furry best friend, too. With a loving family like that, Seyfried's kid is headed for a pretty good life.