Amanda Seyfried on playing a woman with postpartum depression

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Amanda Seyfried says working on her new film gave her greater understanding for those with postpartum depression.

At a special screening Monday of “A Mouthful of Air,” the Oscar nominee talked about how difficult it is for mothers to get the help they need after giving birth.

“You can find places to get help and talk about it but it’s costly, it’s cost-prohibitive, it’s not accessible, still,” Seyfried said to Page Six. “It’s still something that feels so hidden. Every movie like this is important and this film is told from a really really compassionate point of view from the character that I play, that’s why I did it.”

Seyfried married fellow actor Thomas Sadoski in 2017. They share a daughter, Nina, 4, and welcomed a son, whose name they have yet to disclose, in September last. year.

And as for how she’s coping with a pre-schooler and baby, Seyfried confesses that “there’s never enough time.”

“It’s crazy, two is different than one but I’m really lucky and my mom lives with us. I can’t believe I’m out and about talking about this movie, it’s taken a long time to make, it’s a tough subject.”

Amanda Seyfried and Finn Wittrock in "A Mouthful of Air."
Seyfried stars alongside Finn Wittrock in “A Mouthful of Air.”
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Despite the seriousness of her current film, Seyfried is more than happy to gab about her very first film role in the now-classic, “Mean Girls.”

“I love it when people talk about it,” she enthused. “It made people feel like they had a place. Hopefully, this movie will do the same.”

Joining Seyfried at the Sunday night screening at the Roxy Hotel were the film’s producers Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray, director Amy Koppelman, along with Donna Karan, Joanna Coles and Alysia Reiner.

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