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Hilary Duff Opens Up About Being Typecast After 'Lizzie McGuire'

Hilary Duff Opens Up About Being Typecast After 'Lizzie McGuire'

Hilary Duff is opening up about the frustrations she faced after the success of Lizzie McGuire.

In a new interview with Cosmopolitan UK, the 33-year-old actress revealed that after the starring in the hit Disney Channel show, she ran into a lot of pushback when reading for more adult roles.

“I definitely went through big frustrations of being like, ‘Why can I not get a shot at being someone else?’” Hilary shared. “Not that I want to dog every casting director out there, but there’s a very small handful of people who are character actors and can be hired for roles that are truly different from one another.”

She adds that “from age 21 to 25, before I became a mom, there was a lot of frustration…I would get to producer callback and they’d be like, ‘She’s so great and she gave us the best reading and blah blah blah, but she’s Hilary Duff…’”

Things all changed when Younger came around.

“I’m at such a different place in my life now, being a mother and a wife — it doesn’t weigh on me any more,” she says. “I don’t feel like people only see me that way, but [even] when they do, I feel appreciative of it because she was very impactful on so many people’s lives.”

If you didn’t see, there will be a Younger spinoff focused on Hilary‘s character, Kelsey Peters. Get all the details here…

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