Amanda Seyfried reveals drunken interview forced her to seek help


Actress Amanda Seyfried is no stranger to the limelight, but she has revealed she started therapy after crippling nerves and anxiety almost compromised her career.

The Ted 2 star appears in the latest issue of Vogue US, and she spoke to the magazine about her decision to seek help for her issues.

The choice followed a now-notorious 2012 interview on Letterman in which Amanda admitted to having had three whiskeys before going on air.

"I'm pretty drunk," she told host David Letterman at the time.  "I have never done a live television show after noon without some kind of liquid courage… I understand that I have a problem maybe, but y'know what? It really gets me through."

Discussing her choice to see a therapist after the interview, Amanda said it was a conscious decision for her future. "I watched it and was like ‘That is not what I want to promote about myself,'" she revealed.

Back in 2013, Amanda opened up to InStyle magazine about her panic disorder and OCD, and said she was taking the anti-depressant Lexapro to help her cope.

"I have a lot of anxiety that I’ve been struggling with my whole life,” she told Vogue. “So I have been working through it. I’m terrified, but this is exactly what I wanted.”

We're glad to see someone in the spotlight being so open about their mental health issues – very honest and brave.