07.03.2023 / 19:11
'How I Met Your Father': Hilary Duff Reveals How 'Lizzie McGuire' Flashback Came to Be (Exclusive)
is what dreams are made of! The Hulu series dropped a major Easter egg in the latest episode — a tongue-and-cheek reference to one of Hilary Duff's most memorable TV roles, Lizzie McGuire.In the episode, titled «A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Valentine's Day,» which saw the gang revisiting their worst Valentine's Day experiences, Sophie (Duff) reflects on a memory from when she was 13 years old ().The scene then cuts to a very familiar-looking one from , which happens to be the season 2 episode, «First Kiss,» where a teenage Lizzie (a younger Duff) goes through all the stages of a relationship in mere days. In the callback, Lizzie is too busy doing the whole «No, you hang up first» exchange over the phone with a boy to notice her friend, Miranda (Lalaine), getting increasingly annoyed by the second.While the scene then cuts back to present-day as Sophie's friends lose interest in her bad Valentine's Day experience, fans will know that that romance didn't end well as the boy on the other end of the phone call later admits to Lizzie he's interested in at his own high school. Teenage heartbreak hurts.«I'm really excited for that!» Duff exclaimed to ET's Denny Directo in February on the set when asked about the Lizzie McGuire throwback.The 35-year-old actress revealed that it was the producers' idea to include the nod to her past role.«Isaac [Aptaker] and Elizabeth [Berger] reached out to me and they're like, 'What do you think for the Valentine's episode to throw in a clip from since we have footage of that?'» Duff recalled, adding she was «110 percent» down with the cheeky reference. «And I was like, 'Of course.