Amanda Seyfried Explained Why She Didn't Want To Tell Anyone That She Tested Positive For COVID-19

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  • Amanda Seyfried
    Amanda Seyfried
    American actress, singer, and model

After testing positive for COVID-19, Amanda Seyfried couldn’t celebrate her first Oscar nomination for her supporting role in Mank like she wanted to.

Amanda Seyfried attends the premiere of Universal Pictures and MRC's "A Million Ways To Die In The West"
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The actor revealed how she learned that she had COVID during a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Amanda Seyfried poses for a portrait wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch
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“I turned my phone off the night before because I was like, ‘If anyone’s going to tell me I got an Academy Award nomination or didn’t, I want it to be my mother,'” she said.

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“But I was also sleeping in because I had a tough case of COVID.”

Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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However, when Seyfried learned she was up for an Oscar, she started doing interviews with the press. Although it was supposed to be a great time for her, she said that her sickness made it “one of the worst moments of [her] life.”

Amanda Seyfried attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards
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Seyfried explained that she didn’t want to tell anyone about her illness “because [of] clickbait and stuff like that.”

Amanda Seyfried attends the 'First Reformed' photocall
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But luckily for Seyfried, she got vaccinated just two days before testing positive. “It’s great to have both, apparently,” she joked. “Hybrid immunity.”

Amanda Seyfried attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
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Seyfried also said the whole experience was “really stressful” before “all of a sudden, this amazing career-changing thing happens.”

Amanda Seyfried attends the UK Premiere of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"
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But I’m just glad that she’s doing better now. You can see her recall the whole entire story below: