'How I Met Your Father': 5 things you didn't know about Hilary Duff

'How I Met Your Father': 5 things you didn't know about Hilary Duff
A still from 'How I Met Your Father (Hulu)

Hilary Duff is all set to star in 'How I Met Your Father', the spin-off of the hit CBS dramedy, 'How I met your Mother'. The much-anticipated series, slated to premiere on January 18 on Hulu. The official synopsis of the sitcom reads, "The official synopsis reads, "Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options."

The spinoff series stars a bunch of fresh faces. Originally, CBS had a different version of the show that they intended to create. A trial episode of 'HIMYF' starred Greta Gerwig, comedian Drew Tarver, Nicholas D'Agosto, and comedian Andrew Santino (Dave), with Meg Ryan narrating the episodes. Ahead of the release of the much-awaited series, we take a look at who plays whom.



'How I Met Your Father': 5 things about the 'HIMYM' spin-off starring Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff as Sophie

Hilary Duff (Getty Images)


Duff will play Sophie, out on a mission to find true love. Duff garnered global attention for her role of  Lizzie McGuire and later appeared in a string of independent films. Her other notable works include, 'Agent Cody Banks', 'Cheaper by the Dozen' and 'Younger'. Talking about the role, she said in a statement (via Variety): "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."


"As a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother I'm honored and even a little nervous that [the creators of the original series] Carter Bays and Craig Thomas [who are also exec-producing] would trust me with the sequel of their baby... 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 ½s in there."  Duff is even prominent in the music industry. Her debut album, the 'Santa Claus Lane' (2002) was received well, and her second album, 'Metamorphosis' topped the Billboard 200 chart.


Kim Cattrall as future Sophie

Kim Cattrall (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)


'Sex and the City' alum Kim Catrall is all set to make an appearance as the future version of Sophie. The British and Canadian actress is a decorated Hollywood veteran with five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations and also won the  2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. She is best known for some of her films in the 80s — 'Ticket to Heaven', 'Police Academy', 'City Limits', 'Big Trouble in Little China',' Masquerade' and 'The Return of the Musketeers'.


Chris Lowell as Jesse

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The 'Veronica Mars' star plays Jesse, an aspiring musician who works as an Uber driver to earn his daily bread. Per the show's cast description, he is a character cynical about love. He is best known for his role of Sebastian "Bash" Howard in 'GLOW'.


Other major characters

Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran and Suraj Sharma round up the rest of the cast.

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