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The DUFF's Mae Whitman Opens Up About The Child To Adult Actor Transition

The DUFF's Mae Whitman Opens Up About The Child To Adult Actor Transition

When you think of successful child turned adult actors, you most definitely think of Mae Whitman.

You might remember her from Independence Day, or Hope Floats, or even as the voice of Tinker Bell — our favorite — then, and now, you know her from The DUFF, or Parenthood, or as that one girl in the Gilmore Girls revival who scores a free donut from Lorelai.

“Growing up as a kid actor, I feel like it could really go either way. I can see how it could be such a horrible struggle. It’s tricky,” Mae dished in her interview at Build Series about the transition.

“I feel like, in anything, if you don’t feel like people have your back, it can lead you down a bad place, whether you’re a kid or an adult.”

She adds, “I luckily had a super strong family base. My parents have always been so amazing and [are] my heroes. They really were so careful all along the way to choose projects that were with good people and honest people, and also they really gave me the gift of choosing if I wanted to do something or not. They were always like, ‘What’s inside your heart is the most important.’”

Now, Mae has a new animated movie, Rock Dog (which opens on Friday), AND just got cast in NBC’s Good Girls.

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Vanessa Marano Celebrates 'Gilmore Girls' Premiere With Sister Laura!

Vanessa Marano Celebrates 'Gilmore Girls' Premiere With Sister Laura!

Excuse us while we just stare at how good the Marano sisters look at the Gilmore Girls premiere!

Vanessa, who plays April Nardini in the revival series, brought along her younger singer sister, Laura for the event in Los Angeles.

Even our fave Mae Whitman, who has a small part in the revival, hit the red carpet for the event.

“I hope this is her second chance,” Vanessa told JJJ about April during our exclusive interview. “Where and when we last left Luke and Lorelai, they were sort of together, so a lot of people’s beef, and my beef with April, was the fact that she broke those two up.”

She adds, “Hopefully, this time around, people can just like the character for who she is, as opposed to the 13-year-old who was just a child when she broke up America’s Sweethearts.”

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life premieres NEXT Friday, November 25th on Netflix.

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Taylor Swift & More Celebs Share Their Voting Selfies on Election Day 2016!

Taylor Swift & More Celebs Share Their Voting Selfies on Election Day 2016!

Today’s the big day as voters all over the country head to the polls to cast their ballot in the Presidential Election!

Tons of stars took to social media to not only urge fans to vote, but also share their stickers and selfies after voting themselves!

Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Mae Whitman, Anna Kendrick, Naya Rivera, Karlie Kloss, Raini and Rico Rodriguez, Katie Stevens, Joe Jonas, Aja Naomi King, and more have shared photos today!

“Today is the day. Go out and VOTE,” Taylor captioned her pic, which you can see below.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Click inside to see more celebs casting their votes in the 2016 election… More Here! »

'Hedwig' Opening Brings Out Hotties Taylor Lautner & Riker Lynch!

'Hedwig' Opening Brings Out Hotties Taylor Lautner & Riker Lynch!

It’s not that frequent that Los Angeles residents gets to witness Broadway shows in town, so a star-studded crowd stepped out for the opening night of Darren CrissHedwig and the Angry Inch!

Taylor Lautner and Riker Lynch were just two of the celebs who attended the performance on Wednesday night (November 2) at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

Also in attendance were Mae Whitman, Olesya Rulin, and Darren‘s former Glee co-star Vanessa Lengies.

10+ pictures inside of stars attending the opening night of Hedwig and the Angry InchMore Here! »

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Mae Whitman & Jane Levy Hang Out at 'Green Room' Premiere!

Mae Whitman & Jane Levy Hang Out at 'Green Room' Premiere!

Mae Whitman and Jane Levy meet up while supporting the cast of the movie Green Room at the premiere on Wednesday (April 13) in Hollywood.

The best friends, along with Darren Criss, were in attendance to see Imogen Poots, Anton Yelchin, Mark Webber, and Patrick Stewart in their new film.

Mark‘s wife Teresa Palmer also showed her support!

Green Room is about a punk rock band that is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads after witnessing a murder. It hits theaters on April 29.

FYI: Anton is wearing Dior Homme.

20+ pictures inside of the stars of the movie at the premiere… More Here! »

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Mae Whitman Will Make a Cameo in Gilmore Girls Netflix Revival

Mae Whitman Will Make a Cameo in Gilmore Girls Netflix Revival

Mae Whitman is set to rejoin her Parenthood mom Lauren Graham for a cameo in the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival!

The 27-year-old actress will share the screen with her former co-star for a “really fun moment” , TVLine reports.

The details of Mae’s role on the four-part Netflix series are still under wraps.

Mae shared her excitement for the revival late in January when she posted a picture of her face photoshopped onto all the cast members in a Gilmore Girls cast photo, writing, “So excited 2 Finally announce RETURN of my bff @thelaurengraham ‘s show GIRLMORE GIRLS With this official cast pic!”

Mae Whitman Gets Support From 'Parenthood' Co-Stars at Play Opening!

Mae Whitman Gets Support From 'Parenthood' Co-Stars at Play Opening!

Mae Whitman got support from her on-screen supportive mom Lauren Graham at the opening of her play The Mystery of Love and Sex on Sunday (February 21) at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old actress reunited with her Parenthood co-stars Lauren, 48, and her partner Peter Krause, 50, more than a year after the show’s 2015 wrap.

Mae posted a photo with her co-stars on her Instagram and wrote, “We bravermans gotta stick together #themysteryofloveandsex #supportivefamily #extremelylucky.”

Lauren reposted the photo on Twitter, writing, “@maebirdwing was a STAR last night… Bravo all!”

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Mae Whitman Has Cutest Reaction To 'Parenthood' Season Six Being on Netflix

Mae Whitman Has Cutest Reaction To 'Parenthood' Season Six Being on Netflix

Mae Whitman wraps her scarf around her neck while leaving LAX airport in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (January 1).

The 27-year-old actress just returned from spending the holidays with her friends and family.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mae Whitman

In case you didn’t know, season six of Parenthood is now on Netflix (best show ever, right?) and Mae had the best reaction to a fan letting her know.

“Hey it looks like season six of parenthood is on Netflix! That’s cool parenthood is a good show,” she wrote on Twitter.

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