Amanda Seyfried offered her opinion on Elizabeth Holmes’ new reality, which is life in prison.
On May 30, the same day that Seyfried appeared on Good Morning America, the actress who played the former Theranos CEO in the 2022 television series The Dropout discussed Holmes’ 11-year prison sentence.
“I feel for those kids,” Seyfried said of Holmes’ children—William, 22 months and Invicta, 3 months—whom she shares with Billy Evans. “There’s two kids that are hanging in the balance here, as a parent I’m just like—as a mom—I don’t know.”
And for Holmes herself, Seyfried had a few short words to say about justice. “Life’s not fair,” Seyfired added, “but in a lot of ways, it’s fair, for her in particular.”
Her remarks came after Holmes arrived at a Bryan, Texas women’s prison camp to begin her sentence for her part in the Theranos fraud case. More than seven years after the Wall Street Journal disclosed that the technology used by her blood start-up company was flawed, she was found guilty of three charges of wire fraud as well as one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. (She entered a not guilty plea and was exonerated on four further counts.)
“The guilty verdicts in this case reflect Ms. Holmes’ culpability in this large scale investor fraud and she must now face sentencing for her crimes,” U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds in a 2022 statement. “I thank the jurors for their thoughtful and determined service that ensured verdicts could be reached.”
Prior to starting her prison sentence, Holmes took a look at her past.
“I made so many mistakes and there was so much I didn’t know and understand,” she told the New York Times in an article published May 12, “and I feel like when you do it wrong, it’s like you really internalize it in a deep way.”