Mae Whitman & Robbie Amell Describe What It's Like Being 'The Duff'

Mae Whitman is a high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends.

Check out the full video interview HERE with Mae Whitman & Robbie Amell on our FOX 11 YouTube Channel.

Fun facts about Mae Whitman (Source: Wikipedia)

Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the deaf younger sister of the title character. On June 27, 2007, TV Guide reported that Whitman was being replaced in the role of Jaime's sister, and Lucy Hale was cast as Whitman's replacement the following July. An NBC spokesperson confirmed this, stating, "The decision was purely creatively driven. It is very common to change storylines, characters, actors after the initial pilot is shot." The sister character's hearing was restored after this recasting at the request of an NBC executive. She also appeared in the season nine episode "Streetwise" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children forming a homeless family.

In 2009, Whitman landed a regular role in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood, which premiered in 2010. She plays Amber Holt, "a rebellious and willful teen whose only interest at present is her wannabe rock star boyfriend". Whitman played evil ex Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a film adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim. The film starred her former Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in the title role. Whitman appeared on Family Guy in 2010.

She had a large role in the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opposite Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. In 2013, she reprised her role as Ann Veal in Arrested Development '?s fourth season six years after the series was cancelled. She appeared alongside Darren Criss in three episodes of the third season of Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, playing his girlfriend.


Fun facts about Robbie Amell (Source: Wikipedia)

Amell's first role was Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which filmed in the Muskoka Region of Ontario. He also appeared in the 2010 horror film Left for Dead.

Amell had a role in the Canadian Family Channel series Life with Derek, playing lead character Casey McDonald's boyfriend, Max. Life with Derek was distributed worldwide, including US Disney Channel and its international affiliates. He has also appeared in the ABC Family film Picture This.

Amell has a recurring role on both the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP as Max Madigan's nephew Jimmy, True's love interest, and the Cartoon Network series Unnatural History.

He played the role of Noel Kahn's brother Eric on the ABC Family television series Pretty Little Liars during the show's third season. Amell has played hockey since he was a child and considered making a career of it until discovering his love of acting.He also takes break dancing lessons. He had a recurring role on MTV's Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.

He was cast as Fred Jones in the 2009 TV movie Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which became the most watched telecast ever on Cartoon Network. He reprised the role in the 2010 sequel Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.

In 2013, he received his biggest role to date, lead character Stephen Jameson in CW's sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People, a remake of the British series of the same name. The first episode had 2.32 million U.S. viewers. In 2014 CW opted not to renew The Tomorrow People for a second season. In July, 2014, it was revealed that he was cast as the recurring character on the freshman show The Flash as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, based on the DC Comics character.

'The Duff' opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 20th.

Follow Mae Whitman on Twitter: @maebirdwing

Follow Robbie Amell on Twitter: @robbieamell

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