Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes ― or, reasonably, the lady who performed her ― turned out to be a giant winner on the 2022 Emmy Awards.
Amanda Seyfried was awarded the Emmy for Excellent Lead Actress in a Restricted Sequence or Film for her portrayal of Holmes in Hulu’s “The Dropout,” beating out fellow nominees like Toni Colette and Sarah Paulson for the prize.
Whereas Seyfried didn’t showcase her wildly spot-on interpretation of Holmes’ baritone voice ― which the onetime Silicon Valley darling is believed to have intentionally deepened in an effort to sound extra authoritative ― she nonetheless turned emotional in her speech, even thanking her canine, Finn.
“This can be a very nice feeling,” she stated.
Talking to the Los Angeles Times in March, Seyfried revealed she’d labored with vocal coach Liz Caplan to excellent her Holmes-like intonation, however feared taking part in the function would find yourself damaging her pure talking voice over time.
“I’d be speaking like Elizabeth and [my throat would] get a bit of sore,” she said at the time. “And I’d be like: This may’t occur. Like, that is freaking me out. Am I going to have the ability to do that for weeks? We labored collectively as a lot as we might. Typically we’d must work collectively on weekends as a result of I used to be auditioning for a musical. However, sure, at first I used to be fucking scared.”
That onerous work paid off, as Seyfried earned near-universal popularity of “The Dropout,” with some critics calling it a career-best efficiency. The present itself was also praised as a uncommon standout in a season that was full of collection based mostly on real-life crime instances involving younger girls, together with Netflix’s “Inventing Anna” and Hulu’s “The Girl from Plainville.”
In January, the real-life Holmes was found guilty of three counts of wire fraud and one depend of conspiracy to commit wire fraud by mendacity to traders to lift cash for Theranos, a failed blood-testing startup. She now faces up to 20 years in jail and is scheduled to be sentenced at a California listening to subsequent month.