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Mae Whitman Cast as Ugly, Fat Friend in CBS Films Comedy Because Apparently the Director Is Blind

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 9, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 9, 2014 |


The Parenthood and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World star has inexplicably been cast as the lead in DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). It’s a CBS films comedy based on Kody Keplinger’s coming-of-age novel. Whitman will play Bianca, a 17-year-old girl who deals with the ignominy of being labeled the “designated ugly fat friend” of her social group by leading her fellow DUFFs in a scheme to overthrow the school’s evil queen.

A few things:

1) Mae Whitman is not fat.

2) She will have to spend at least three hours in the makeup chair every morning in order to look ugly, or else fall into a vat of acid between now and when the film begins shooting.

3) 17? I mean, she’s not that old (25), but can she pull off 17? Well, I guess if Aubrey Plaza can play a high-school virgin in The To-Do List, anything is possible.

4) Her? Why, she’s as plain as the Ann on nose’s face!

5) Egg?

Source: Deadline



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