Hilary heeft een interview gehad met USA Today, klik hier om ook een kleine video te zien van het interview. Eerder verschenen al outtakes van de bijbehorende portraitsessie.
NEW YORK — Hilary Duff catapulted to fame as the star of Disney’s Lizzie McGuire, which aired from 2001 until 2004.
Eleven years later, she’s back — in what she hopes is a major way. Duff just released her fifth studio album, Breathe In. Breathe Out. and she’s starring in the TV Land series Younger, as the best buddy of a colleague (Sutton Foster) masquerading as a woman half her age; the show has been renewed for a second season.
Plus, she’s making waves in the world of online romance, announcing that she’s on Tinder after filing for divorce from her husband, hockey player Mike Comrie, in February. Now 27, and the mom of son Luca, 3, Duff talks dating, decibels and doing her own thing.
Q: Why release new music now, after taking so much time off?
A: I did a bunch of charity stuff when I first had Luca but I was a mom at home, and I loved it. I was so lucky to be able to make that choice. I decided to take that break. I just started writing again and I hadn’t been writing in years. I guess I felt like I had stuff to say. I took a year and a half. I’m very personal on the record. All I can do is write about things I know and feel, or sing about them.
Q: Which song on the album is the most personal to you?
A: Brave Heart. It’s very personal to me. It’s about my relationship. It’s about taking a step into the unknown. Not knowing if it’s the right thing or the wrong thing but being brave enough to make a choice and stick with it.
Q: You’ve been very open about your breakup. How did you and your ex keep your breakup so amicable?
A: We care very much for each other. We’re really good friends. We’re always going to be a family. There was no other option…. I look back with love. … You have to be a big person. We have fun together and hang out all the time. The press would say we’re getting back together because we spend time together. It’s tough living your life in the public.
Q: That Instagram post with you urging moms to love their bods was great.
A: I am terrible on a diet so I have to work out hard. I feel strong when I do and it’s really good for my brain. I have always been a toned girl. I’m never going to be a super-skinny girl. People in this town are another level — I just can’t. It’s not in the cards for me. I don’t deprive myself of anything. I don’t get it. It took me a long time to lose my baby weight. I didn’t care. I was just so happy.
Q: Your video for Sparks is about you using Tinder. Do you really use Tinder?
A: I’m really on Tinder. But I’m not actively using Tinder. I was fascinated. I have got to see what this is about. We were scrolling through people. It’s addictive. I’m getting on this! Why not? Then the idea sparked of, I was having to come up with concepts for videos, I wanted to marge the two worlds. I wanted to do something unexpected and crazy and fun and have an experience I wouldn’t otherwise have. I’m not currently swiping. I’m too busy. A lot of it was for the video but it started very organically.
Q: Between promoting this and Younger, is it tough being away from home for extended amounts of time?
A: If I had a nine to five job, I’d see (Luca) a lot less than I do now. I can go for weeks without working. I don’t have 24-hour help. On the weekends I’m just his mom. We get really good time together. It’s my job and how I make money and it’s my passion. But yes, it sucks. It’s been three days now and I’m missing his little voice and the hugs.