Actress Amanda Seyfried has had an incredible career so far in her 29 short years, but she's ready to start easing off her work and making time to start a family.
The Mean Girls star spoke about her hopes for the future in a new interview with Marie Claire, and said her main priority at the moment is planning for motherhood. "I keep feeling like my eggs are dying off. I need to get on it… I want a child. Badly,' she said in the frank interview.
Amanda has been in a relationship with fellow actor Justin Long for the past two years and has spoken before about her wish to settle down with him somewhere far away from the Hollywood glitz and glamour.
The actress recently purchased a second home in upstate New York, and said she hopes it will be her family home one day.
"I want to have kids. And I want them to go to local schools, and there are some really good schools around here," she said to Vogue while discussing the new house in Stone Ridge. "I would like my life to be the same as it is now, but with a little less stress and a little less work."
While many young women may find the idea of motherhood daunting, Amanda says she is looking forward to the challenge. "I'm not ready but nobody's ready. It changes everything… so how you can ever be ready for that?" she told Marie Claire.
The Les Miserables star has made efforts to take more control of her life and mental health in recent years, following a 2012 interview on David Letterman in which she admitted she'd downed shots of whiskey before the live show to calm her nerves.
"I watched it and was like ‘That is not what I want to promote about myself,'" she revealed earlier this year.
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.”