Mank’s Amanda Seyfried Did One Key Thing Differently Than Her Co-Stars When Prepping For The Netflix Film

Mank’s Amanda Seyfried Did One Key Thing Differently Than Her Co-Stars When Prepping For The Netflix Film

As captured in the video at the top of this article, I had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing Amanda Seyfried last month during the virtual press day for Mank, and my first question linked her part in the movie to Dorothy Comingore's Susan Alexander Kane in Citizen Kane. Given that Marion Davis was married to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper magnate who served as great inspiration for the character Charles Foster Kane, I wondered if Seyfried used anything from Comingore’s performance to inform her own. As it turns out, the answer was “no” as a result of her not revisiting the Orson Welles film prior to production, which was a decision inspired by a particular superstition: