Friday, May 8, 2009

First Look: Hilary Duff in What Goes Up

After working in local theater plays and television commercials, Hilary Duff gained fame for playing Lizzie McGuire, which quickly became the flagship for the Disney Channel. After the hit show fulfilled 65 episodes, Duff went on to a successful movie career in Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin and A Cinderella Story with Chad Michael Murray; and launched a successful pop music career with three platinum albums. She has also topped the Billboard 200 numerous times, and recent hits that include "With Love,” "Stranger," and "Reach Out."

In What Goes Up, Duff plays Lucy, a teenager who comes across as a narcissistic seductress attempting to win over the much older character of Campbell Babbitt (Steve Coogan) but eventually reveals much more depth than the way people perceive her. She also recorded the hit song “Any Other Day,” which Robert Lawson wrote with her and Jonathan Glatzer, for the film.

In this clip, complete with two scenes with Steve Coogan, Duff talks about how challenging it can be to be perceived one way by others while being a different and deeper person inside. It’s a quality she says she shares with Lucy despite being completely different people with very different backgrounds.

First Look: Hilary Duff in What Goes Up

Duff was originally encouraged to take up acting classes alongside her older sister, Haylie, who is also an actress and singer. Today, she leads a successful multifaceted career and has made guest star appearances on several television shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has recently completed several independent films that include War, Inc., Greta, and Stay Cool.

Duff, who has always been a strong philanthropist, is currently busy supporting AIDS Walk New York on May 17. She is also cast as Bonnie Parker in the upcoming The Story of Bonnie and Clyde (2010) and recently accepted a starring role in Provinces of Night (2010) with Val Kilmer and Faye Dunaway.


  1. Thank you so much for posting this video, can't wait to see this movie!

  2. Love it! Thank you

  3. Fantastic! Hilary Duff is a very talented actress! Really! I hope this film comes in Italy too, beacuse people need to see this film to understand how much talented is Hilary Duff as actress.

  4. @Stefano You are very welcome! We know a lot of people have been waiting for it.

    @Anon Our pleasure! Thanks for the support!

    @Lorenzo From the early reviews, it seems several critics are giving her props.

    We really appreciate the comments and welcome everyone to share the clip. This is a fan-driven movie backed by the producers. Every little bit helps.

    The Insider Team

  5. cooooool thanks for posting !!! can't wait to see the movie !

    wanna see it right now :D
    love the actors, the promotion, the soundtrack... EVERYTHING !

  6. Three weeks is too long to wait! Give us Josh Peck!

  7. Hiary you`re so great xD

    you`re the very best actress i know

    you`re also

  8. i can't wait to see this movie! Hiary you`re so great i love
    from chile


  9. You know, I think I might collect all these comments and have them sent over to Hilary on Monday. :)

    All my best,

  10. that'll be cool !!! just hope that someday i'll be able to say it to her ^^

    she looks fantastic on the clips i've seen and her song ( and the soundtrack in general ) brilliant... great cast too :D