As I was watching the movie “The Big Wedding” I noticed something very familiar about the bride. It was played by none other than the actress Amanda Seyfried. What made this stand out for me is that I’ve seen her in this exact role before. Here’s a look at her past performances as the bride, something that might make one question: “Amanda Seyfried, always the bride?”. (Spoiler alert: the following discusses main parts of movies recently released within the last decade.)
“Mama Mia!” is the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name which is in turn based off the music of the Swedish musical group ABBA. The entire central plot revolves around Seyfried’s character getting married and finding out her real father so he can walk her down the aisle. Many posters for this movie are just of Seyfried in her character’s wedding dress. What I find truly remarkable about this particular wedding dress is that it is very similar to the one she wears in “The Big Wedding”. In both movies she wears her hair down, curly, and adorned with flowers. One thing is for sure, this is a great look for Seyfried.
Seyfried’s at it again. This time she’s getting married in 19th-century France. Her wedding dress in “Les Miserables” is definitely different than all of the other wedding dresses she has worn in other movies. She also wears her hair up this time around but still it is adorned with flowers. With large puffy sleeves and a tightly pulled-in waist this wedding dress looks the most uncomfortable from other ones she has worn. It’s amazing that Seyfried can sing in this getup but it’s just one of the things actresses must do, learn to work in restrictive clothing.
The Big Wedding.
Finally to the movie that made me notice a common theme through Seyfried’s roles. “The Big Wedding” stars Seyfried yet again as the bride, and yet again, just like in Mama Mia, the main plot revolves around her marriage. This time the movie is a R rated comedy that involves an ensemble cast. What I find most interesting (spoiler alert) is that right after she is married in this movie her new husband and her step into a small row boat just like she did after almost getting married in “Mama Mia”.
Thoughts about Seyfried’s roles.
It’s beginning to make me feel as if I’m seeing the same Amanda Seyfried movie over and over again. I’m not complaining as I do enjoy these movies but it’s just very interesting to me. “Mama Mia” came out in 2008 while “The Big Wedding” recently came out in 2013, so there were many years between these movies. One thing remains the same, and that is Amanda Seyfried is always the bride. It makes me wonder how many more times is she going to play the bride again. It also makes me wonder if she enjoys playing the bride and actively seeks roles where she is the bride.