Amanda Seyfried in 2015 will be making her Off-Broadway acting debut opposite Thomas Sadoski in the dramatic play "The Way We Get By" and her decision to be part of the play raised eyebrows and earned her 'quiet' applause from some entertainment observers.
When an actor goes on stage to perform 'live' it is viewed by many acting professionals as going back to basics and putting oneself in a situation where they can refine and develop all their acting skills whether it be improvisation, timing or their actual acting range. Everything operates at a heightened level because there are no 'do-overs' because when the lights come on the play is 'live'.
Amanda Seyfried's joining this play in 2015 is an interesting decision when one considers how busy her schedule is as she has two more projects that she will be filming during the year in addition to the three projects she has already completed for release in 2015. Thus in between attending the premieres of her various films or filming she will be on stage in a starring role in the dramatic play "The Way We Get By".
While she has not made public why she decided to join the play some entertainment observers have speculated that she might have felt that her busy film schedule over the past two years has left her very little time to work on her acting skills in front of a live audience and that this opportunity was too good for her to pass up.
The play will open on May 20 at New York's Second Stage Theatre by which time she will have likely finished filming the comedy "Let It Snow" opposite Olivia Wilde and Marisa Tomei. Following her return to 'acting school' she will probably start filming the comedy "The Social Life" which will be followed up with the dramatic film the "Flying Horse" opposite stellar actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.
How does one make sure that they are in great acting form when they are about to work with some of the best actors in the business? The actor goes back to school and refines and develops their abilities. It seems like going back to school to focus on her acting fundamentals is what the talented actress Amanda Seyfried is doing with her taking on the leading lady role in the Off-Broadway play "The Way We Get By" and it is a move that some entertainment observers expect will help her immensely and is one that is earning her praise and attention of some Hollywood filmmakers.