Mandy Moore says she’s “a little boring” — and she’s fine with that label.
It’s far better than the Girls Gone Wild behaviour of so many young celebrities, the 23-year-old musician and actress says.
“I don’t feel like I’m an anomaly,” Moore told Metro recently in Santa Monica, Calif. “I feel just like any other regular person who’s had a fantastic opportunity to do all of this.
“I don’t really subscribe to the wild party lifestyle. It’s just not who I am. I’m a little boring. I take my job seriously and at the end of the day I just want to go home and lead a quiet, simple life.”
Moore, whose fifth album — Wild Hope — hit stores on June 19 and stars in the new film License To Wed (opening today), says she’s fortunate to have had success with her dual careers.
“I feel lucky to be able to do a little bit of both and that people have been accepting of me in both roles,” she said. “They’re such different creative entities. Being on stage and getting to perform in front of an audience and getting that rush of adrenaline and that connection with an audience is very, very different from making a film.
“I feel lucky and fulfilled by doing a little of both.”
Her careers overlapped during the filming of her new movie as she used off-camera breaks to flex her songwriting muscles.
The result is something Moore is very proud of.
“It’s something personally that I’m really excited for and feel invested in and I’m excited that people finally get to hear it.”
As far as her other career goes, playing Sadie, a bride-to-be, in License To Wed — in which she and fiancé Ben (John Krasinski) must go through an arduous and comical wedding prep course prepared by the leader of her church, Reverend Frank (Robin Williams) — hasn’t exactly stirred up romantic thoughts in Moore.
“It’s not something that’s really on the forefront of my mind right now,” she said.