Disgraced Theranos laminitis Elizabeth Holmes ― or, rather, the pistillate who played her ― turned retired to beryllium a large victor astatine the 2022 Emmy Awards.
Amanda Seyfried was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress successful a Limited Series oregon Movie for her portrayal of Holmes successful Hulu’s “The Dropout,” beating retired chap nominees similar Toni Colette and Sarah Paulson for the prize.
While Seyfried didn’t showcase her wildly spot-on mentation of Holmes’ baritone dependable ― which the onetime Silicon Valley darling is believed to person deliberately deepened successful an effort to dependable much authoritative ― she nevertheless turned affectional successful her speech, adjacent thanking her dog, Finn.
“This is simply a truly bully feeling,” she said.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times successful March, Seyfried revealed she’d worked with vocal manager Liz Caplan to cleanable her Holmes-like intonation, but feared playing the relation would extremity up damaging her earthy speaking dependable implicit time.
“I would beryllium talking similar Elizabeth and [my pharynx would] get a small sore,” she said astatine the time. “And I’d beryllium like: This can’t happen. Like, this is freaking maine out. Am I going to beryllium capable to bash this for weeks? We worked unneurotic arsenic overmuch arsenic we could. Sometimes we’d person to enactment unneurotic connected weekends due to the fact that I was auditioning for a musical. But, yes, astatine archetypal I was fucking scared.”
That hard enactment paid off, arsenic Seyfried earned near-universal acclaim for “The Dropout,” with immoderate critics calling it a career-best performance. The amusement itself was also praised arsenic a uncommon standout successful a play that was packed with bid based connected real-life transgression cases involving young women, including Netflix’s “Inventing Anna” and Hulu’s “The Girl from Plainville.”
In January, the real-life Holmes was recovered guilty of 3 counts of ligament fraud and 1 number of conspiracy to perpetrate ligament fraud by lying to investors to rise wealth for Theranos, a failed blood-testing startup. She present faces up to 20 years successful situation and is scheduled to beryllium sentenced astatine a California proceeding adjacent month.