Amanda Seyfried says she first gave up the role of Elizabeth Holmes


Elizabeth Holmes maybe just been there for the “Money, Money, Money” but that don’t mean Amanda Seyfried East!

On February 24, Seyfried revealed that she originally turned down the role of disgraced Theranos founder Holmes in Hulu’s new limited series. The stall. Back in 2019, Seyfried was offered the role after Kate McKinnonwho was to play Holmes, left the project to work on Peacock’s tiger king–inspired series, Joe versus Carol.

And at first, the Mom Mia the star was not interested.

“Look, I had a crazy time, okay? she said to The Hollywood Reporter. “I had COVID. I was isolated in the basement of a filthy townhouse in Savannah, Georgia, because my husband was working there on a movie. What now, an LA shoot? Pass !”

But once her fever subsided the next morning, she changed her mind. She explained that she was like, “It’s going to be really difficult,” she said. “It’s a huge challenge. But I can’t believe I get a challenge like this.”


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