Amanda Seyfried Says Heading to Broadway for Thelma & Louise Musical "Scares the Hell" Out of Her

By Paige Strout Jan 18, 2023 4:50 PMTags
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Amanda Seyfried is giving her regards to Broadway.

The Dropout actress recent spoke about the musical adaptation of the classic film Thelma & Louise she's developing with Westworld's Evan Rachel Wood. And while she's no stranger to sharing her musical chops, this project marks a major departure for the star.

"I wanna go to Broadway," Amanda exclusively told E! News' Chief Correspondent Keltie Knight on the Jan. 15 Critics' Choice Awards red carpet—at which Amanda won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television. "I wanna sing, and I think I'm finally getting to that point where it's gonna happen."

News of the Mean Girls' star's latest musical endeavor came during the Jan. 10 Golden Globes when presenter Mo Brings Plenty, accepting the Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a TV Movie award on her behalf, revealed she was "deep in the process of creating a new musical." Variety later reported that it is a Thelma & Louise musical.

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And while performing on The Great White Way is many actors' dreams, Amanda admitted she's just as nervous about the idea of making her Broadway debut as she is excited about it.

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"I think it's because it scares the hell out of me, and the last time that I did something that scared the hell out of me, it was a real personal success," the 37-year-old shared. "I had really just—I feel like I was flying in a way that I never wanted to because I was scared. So, I fought a lot of panic, and I can't live in fear. I think that's where my joy kind of lies, in the other side of fear."

But unlike Amanda's past musical experiences in films like Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables, she told E! News that the new musical is "a little more rocker," adding, "You should hear Evan Rachel Wood sing. My god."

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