Hilary Duff opens up about how it felt it ‘really heavy’ filming final season of Younger
Hilary Duff said she was emotional about filming the end of her series Younger.
‘Honestly it’s heavy, it feels really heavy,’ the 33-year-old star told Brooke Baldwin, filling in on Ellen Friday. ‘All of the people on that show where a family and we’ve all been through so much, you know making children, marriages, divorces.’
The Houston native added, ‘Our characters have grown so much we’ve all grown as a family.’
The latest: Hilary Duff, 33, said she was emotional about filming the end of her series Younger in a remote appearance on the Friday’s edition of Ellen
Duff said it was ‘weird’ to part ways with cast and crew on the rom-com series, which co-starred Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor and Hilary Duff.
‘I know I’m going to see them again, but it’s weird, for seven years of my life I based all of my other jobs off of those four months I’m in New York with that people in that crew,’ she said. ‘Honestly the crew that was so emotional, it was like I don’t know when I’m going to see them again.’
Last September, the show’s creator Darren Star told TVLine that the show’s seventh season was being ‘unofficially’ planned as its last.
The show’s sixth season production was done in September of 2019, with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down season seven production until last fall.
Candid: Duff said it was ‘weird’ to part ways with cast and crew on the rom-com series, which co-starred Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor and Hilary Duff
The Houston native added, ‘Our characters have grown so much we’ve all grown as a family’
Duff chat with Brooke Baldwin, who was filling in for Ellen on Friday
Star said that the COVID-19 pandemic would be likely integrated into the show’s seventh season.
‘The action of Younger sort of picks up where the last season left off, which was before the pandemic,’ Star told the outlet. ‘But I do think we’re looking forward to incorporating it into the action as the season progresses.’
Duff is currently expecting her third child – she’s mom to daughter Banks, two, with husband Matthew Koma, and eight-year-old son, Luca, with ex-husband Mike Comrie.
On the episode, Duff said that she penned her latest kid’s book My Little Brave Girl in the Notes app of her phone, opening up about the time-frame that inspired the material.
Duff has played the role of Kelsey Peters on the Darren Star series from 2015 thru 2019
‘Yeah, in the Notes [app] of my phone, actually,’ she said. I was going back to work and I had a really colic baby, so Banks was super-attached to me and … not even four months postpartum yet,’ she said. ‘I went back to work and 16, 17 hour days on set is really not a great place for a baby, so a lot of growing pains and learning how to separate … it’s hard to let go.’
She said that in feeding the child, she appreciated Banks’s bravery in the baby’s rebound from ‘a struggle’ with not being with her mom as much as she wanted to.
‘It inspired this book,’ she added, noting that she was holding her daughter at the time she wrote it.