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Seyfried: I'm cool with turning 30

Amanda Seyfried says everything is starting to "make sense" as she matures.

The Ted 2 star celebrates her 30th in December, a milestone for the actress. But rather than dread it, as many people do, Amanda is embracing the moment.

"I think excited," she answered the British edition of OK! magazine when asked how she feels about it. "I like growing up, it doesn't scare me. It's silly to think like that. It means a new stage and a new chapter for my life and my career. As I go towards my 30s, it's starting to make sense. Everything I've done is working up to this point where I'm getting the respect in my career that I've been looking for."

The star has spoken openly about how pigeonholed she felt after playing ditzy blonde Karen Smith in 2004 hit Mean Girls, her first Hollywood movie.

Finally she's being offered opportunities to branch out in her career and says maturing has helped her take on new characters.

But despite the typecasting that followed Mean Girls, Amanda only has positive memories of the film.

"Mean Girls was amazing for me, it gave me so much," she smiled. "I had the most fun because I was on set with Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey and Lacey Chabert. And I was 18, I had no clue what to do with my life. It was either Mean Girls or college, so it gave me direction."

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