Haaave you met Hilary? Younger actress Hilary Duff is about to embark on a new adventure as the lead on Hulu's upcoming How I Met Your Mother sequel. On April 21, Duff revealed she's joining as the character Sophie, who tells her son how she connected with his dad. Can you guess the title? Ding, ding, How I Met Your Father is correct.
"I've been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I'm looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie," Duff said. "As a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, I'm honored and even a little nervous that [show creators] Carter [Bays] and Craig [Thomas] would trust me with the sequel of their baby. [How I Met Your Father creators] Isaac [Aptaker] and Elizabeth [Berger] are brilliant, and I can't wait to work alongside them and all of their genius. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families. I realize these are big shoes to fill and I'm excited to slip my 6 ½'s in there!"
HIMYF also stars Francia Raísa (Valentina), Chris Lowell (Jesse), Suraj Sharma (Sid), Tien Tran (Ellen), Tom Ainsley (Charlie), and Kim Cattrall, who plays an older version of Sophie. "This is the story of how I met your father," the Sex and the City alum says in the trailer. "It was hard to live in the moment in 2022. There was always someplace else you could be, someone else you could be with."
If the premise of this sequel sounds familiar, it's because a similar project starring Greta Gerwig almost took off in 2013, but the pilot was never picked up. This time, however, Hulu sent the show straight to series. Duff previously lobbied for the streaming service to handle the Lizzie McGuire reboot now shelved by Disney. Although that partnership didn't pan out, we're excited to see more of Duff on our screens soon in this new role. Check out the official trailer ahead.