Amanda Seyfried's Los Angeles Moan

LONDON: Amanda Seyfried is glad she is able to leave Los Angeles at 24 as she has done all she needs to.

Amanda Seyfried doesn't like Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old actress - who was born and raised in Pennsylvania - admits she despises the Hollywood lifestyle but knows she had to live there in order to boost her chances of career success.

She told America's Esquire magazine: "I sacrificed six years in Los Angeles. I did my job out there. I made the contacts and did the work I had to do.

"But I came here at 18. I'm out of here at 24, and I feel lucky it wasn't longer."

Amanda recently admitted she was moving to New York in April to be closer to her boyfriend - British-born 'Mamma Mia!' co-star Dominic Cooper.

She said: "I bought an apartment in New York but I can't move in until April because it needs renovating. I was hoping to move there now. But it's OK. It's worth it. And I have my relationship overseas, too. So New York's just so much easier than Los Angeles as I'm always going to London. It's nice to be closer - even if it's still a long flight. 11 hours is different from seven."