Sunday, July 16, 2006

Big Mean Love Lily

Amanda Seyfried plays Sarah on the HBO series 'Big Love'. Sarah is the oldest daughter of Bill Paxton's polygamist and his first wife Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn). As the season progressed, Sarah grew increasingly uneasy with the life her parents had chosen. A friend (Tina Majorino) who figured out the family's secret helped prod Sarah down her path of uneasiness.


I single out Seyfried because I shared her point of view about the other characters on the show, which imagines a neo-Mormon utopia in which women are denied their agency while men plot economic self-aggrandizement. Blessed with a very expressive face, her performance was the most recognizably human on the show, rivaled only by Ginnifer Goodwin's as the youngest of the three wives.

I recently saw Seyfried (again) play the dumbest of the "Plastics" in "Mean Girls." It would have been easy to play this role in broad strokes, but Seyfried does it w/ dignity. She also plays the murdered Lily Kane on "Veronica Mars," a show I'm only beginning to expereince the pleasures of.

According to IMDB, Seyfried is filming a movie called "Solstice" with "One Tree Hill" star Hilarie Burton. Hopefully she'll have even more big screen work in the near future...


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