She said she now enjoys “a respect level that I have never felt so fully around me” and that is not down to her achievements but her age — 36.
The “Mamma Mia” star then recalled how she had emerged “pretty unscathed” from her early days in acting, despite having been put in some difficult situations.
Seyfried said: “Being 19, walking around without my underwear on — like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?
“Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”
Her comments come as numerous actresses are lining up to defend the role of on-set intimacy coordinators after actor Sean Bean criticized them in a recent interview.
“It would spoil the spontaneity,” he said, later adding: “I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise.”
Jameela Jamil, who plays the villain in Marvel’s upcoming “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” TV series, responded to Bean’s comment on love scenes being a “technical exercise” by saying: “It should only be technical. It’s like a stunt. Our job as actors is to make it not look technical. Nobody wants an impromptu grope…”
In the same interview, Bean referenced TV show “Snowpiercer,” in which he and actress Lena Hall were involved in a suggestive scene. When it was suggested to him that intimacy coordinators are there to protect actresses in the wake of #MeToo, he replied: “I suppose it depends on the actress. This one had a musical cabaret background, so she was up for anything.”
“Just because I am in theater (not cabaret, but I do perform them every once in a while) does not mean that I am up for anything.”
She went on to explain the circumstances of their scene and said she would not hesitate to ask for a coordinator if the situation required it.
“I do feel that intimacy coordinators are a welcome addition to the set and think they could also help with the trauma experienced in other scenes. Sometimes you need em sometimes you don’t but every single person and scene and experience is different,” she wrote.
CNN has reached out to Sean Bean’s representatives for further comment.