Amanda Seyfried: Exiting Big Love
The big screen is calling a star of Big Love.
Amanda Seyfried, who has portrayed Bill Paxton’s oldest child Sarah since the drama debuted in 2006, will be leaving to pursue a burgeoning film career.
"She's been exploring her movie career for a couple of years now, and we've been giving her a lot of room to do that,” Big Love creator Will Scheffer told TV Guide Magazine. “I know having a commitment to a show for six months definitely cuts into her ability to pursue that career."
In the season's eighth episode - there will only be nine total this year - Sarah will leave the family, Scheffer confirms, saying simply: “She's moving away."
Until that point, Seyfried will have plenty to do on the HBO hit: her character will be getting hitched in the third episode, which causes series drama involving her disappointed parents.