WHERE ARE THEY NOW: AMANDA SEYFRIED (EX-LUCY; ATWT)
At times Amanda seems excessively self-critical – as borne out by the comments she makes about her first acting role, in the daytime soap As the World Turns. Though most 15-year-olds would have been delighted to win a role on a widely watched soap opera, Amanda admits that she was in tears at her performance, ‘because I knew it sucked. I was so embarrassed that I’d be on air and be a failure.’ She remained on the show for 27 episodes, and then stopped: after that faltering start (and shaken by the events of 9/11), it took her another 18 months to return to acting.
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