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Amanda Seyfried lives strong and boldy

Amanda Seyfried lives strong and boldy

Amanda Seyfried feels an "affinity" with women who live "strongly and boldly".

The 'Mamma Mia' star thinks women who are true to themselves will be able to "resolve the many difficult issues" that affect the world.

Speaking to reporters at the Cle de Peau Beaute event in Shanghai, China, she said: "I feel great affinity with women who live strong, bold lives, like Tamara de Lempicka. Even in the face of difficulty, it's important to forge ahead powerfully without flinching, maintaining a sense of conviction.

"If society becomes such a place that women can play active roles while being even more radiant and true to themselves, I think we may be able to resolve the many difficult issues facing the world today."

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old actress previously revealed she was "pigeonholed as the dumb blonde" after starring in 'Mean Girls'.

She said: "I was totally pigeonholed as the dumb blonde after 'Mean Girls'. But it's different now. And 'Mean Girls' was amazing for me, it gave me so much. I was 18, I had no clue what to do with my life; it was either mean girls or college, so it gave me direction.

"I'm too critical; it's a problem with me. I really should

just be doing lays, because then I'll never be able to see [the work], I'll just live with it."

And Amanda also admits she finds social media "depressing".

She said: "If you star in a show with a big obsessive teen audience, you'll get millions of teen followers, but no one else will have heard of you. So it doesn't translate to pop-culture. But for people in other areas of the industry, yes, it's seen as validation. It's so depressing, it's not progress, is it?"