Hilary Duff on Household, Sustainable Dwelling, ‘How I Met Your Father,’ and Extra

Hilary Duff on Household, Sustainable Dwelling, ‘How I Met Your Father,’ and Extra

Hilary Duff
Supply: Casey Rodgers/AP Photographs for Planet Oat

Hilary Duff companions with Planet Oat Oatmilk in assist of the Lady Scout Cookie Program.

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From Lizzie McGuire to Cadet Kelly, Hilary Duff has performed a few of the most iconic TV characters of all time — within the eyes of millennial ladies, not less than. These days, the actress continues to tackle roles that girls of her technology can relate to, as she is at the moment producing and starring in How I Met Your Father on Hulu.

Duff can also be a mother of three — to Luca, born in 2012; in addition to Banks, born in 2018 and Mae, born in March 2021, whom she shares together with her husband Matthew Koma. She is all the time making an attempt to make higher decisions for her household’s well being, resembling making plastic-free swaps, selecting cruelty-free and pure merchandise, and swapping the household over to dairy-free oatmilk.

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Inexperienced Issues just lately caught up with Duff by way of video chat on behalf of her new partnership with Planet Oat, which is sponsoring Lady Scouts this cookie season. (Sure, it’s at the moment cookie season — and sure, you may order Lady Scout cookies on-line.)

I actually solely do partnerships that make sense to my life, and which can be merchandise that I really authentically use,” Duff tells Inexperienced Issues. “And we’re an enormous Planet Oat family, I have been utilizing the merchandise for fairly some time now.”

Duff talked with us about how she incorporates non-dairy milk into her routine, methods her household reduces plastic to stay extra sustainably, and naturally, some scoop on How I Met Your Father, in addition to if she has any plans to make music once more.

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This interview has been edited and condensed for size and readability.

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Hilary Duff for Planet Oat and Girl Scouts

Supply: Casey Rodgers/AP Photographs for Planet Oat

GREEN MATTERS: What impressed you to associate with Planet Oat and Lady Scouts?

HILARY DUFF: I make my latte each single morning with the Additional Creamy Oatmilk. My husband makes use of it, he is completely dairy-free. And one in all my women is dairy-free, so it has been nice for us.

After which, I used to be a Lady Scout rising up. It is cookie season — I all the time get excited for this time of 12 months. My mother was additionally a Lady Scout, and I hope my women might be too.

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GM: Do you’ve gotten any favourite makes use of for oatmilk or some other plant-based swaps that you’ve got made just lately?

HD: We use oatmilk for in a single day oats lots. The children adore it as a result of they will put the fruit in that they need, and we will use the vanilla or the chocolate oatmilk.

Generally I am going to cook dinner with it, if I am making an attempt to make one thing creamy. I simply must ensure that I seize the best one, as a result of as soon as I put vanilla oatmilk in spaghetti sauce. That was not perfect. My youngsters checked out me like, “What’s taking place?”

GM: In a 2020 story for Dad and mom Journal, you talked about sustainable residing. How are you continue to incorporating that in your loved ones’s lives as we speak?

HD: We removed single-use plastic for essentially the most half. After all we attempt to do what we will day-after-day, that does not imply that it is one hundred pc. The children are actually nice about it. Luca really simply went on a subject journey and so they had to make use of throwaway Ziplocs and paper luggage, and he was so upset. We needed to exit and purchase Ziplocs, we did not have any. And I used to be very happy with that second!

Clearly, we use reusable straws and water bottles in the home. And now that I’ve wrapped the present, I wish to get into composting. It is nice as a result of now we have chickens, so we feed the chickens most of our scraps and check out to not waste any meals.

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GM: Is there something that you’ve got accomplished along with your youngsters generally to get them extra concerned in understanding the influence all of us make on the planet?

HD: Luca’s very, very invested in our surroundings, and it is actually candy. I ought to really look into some type of cleanup program, as a result of he is horrified by littering, and Banks too, I believe as a result of she sees him so upset about it. After they see stuff on the streets, they’re like, “How might somebody do that?”

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GM: I’ve all the time liked your hair. Do you’ve gotten any product swaps you’ve got made which can be sustainable or cruelty-free?

HD: I have been loving Vegamour shampoo and conditioner, and Wellbel hair care nutritional vitamins. They’re all cruelty-free, and I eat them like sweet.

I’d like to inform you that that is all my hair, however that is all my hair as a result of I bought it!

Hilary Duff as Sophie in 'How I Met Your Father'
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Hilary Duff as Sophie in ‘How I Met Your Father’ Season 2, Episode 3

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GM: What else can we count on this season on How I Met Your Father?

HD: It is a bit of little bit of a heavier season for Sophie. She goes on a little bit of a self assist journey. I actually like that we’re incorporating these sorts of actual moments.

Though it’s a comedy, and it is a very feel-good present, she’s beginning to develop up a bit of bit. She places herself on the market which is nice, however she would not land on each her ft — like, ever. So it’s going to be good to look at her discover some extra relationships in her life that may assist her hopefully be extra assured.

GM: Clearly you can not inform me who would be the father, however I am curious: Have you learnt? Is that one thing that you simply guys have mapped out?

HD: I do not suppose the writers know, to be sincere! I actually do not. And I am unsure we have met him but. As a result of within the first episode, Kim Cattrall says, “Your dad was in that room that evening.” We have shot an entire bunch of flashbacks that you simply simply did not see.

So [the writers are] continually enjoying with folks’s minds. We’re [the cast] simply bored with guessing, and we get extra satisfaction understanding the little storylines which can be arising that we’re filming as a substitute of such massive scope stuff. But additionally, I would not thoughts if it was Josh Peck, as a result of I like him a lot.

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GM: He was the proper actor on your love curiosity, as a result of everyone who grew up watching you grew up watching him as nicely.

HD: I do know! We actually love to speak about how he was Nickelodeon and I used to be Disney. It is simply good working with him, as a result of he is such an important human.

GM: It has been 20 years since your album Metamorphosis got here out. Do you’ve gotten any plans to work on extra music? I do know your husband [Matthew Koma] is within the music business.

HD: It is all the time a little bit of a lightweight dialog in the home. I actually miss that a part of myself. However I am so busy with my youngsters and I take a lot time away from them. Appearing is extra of my lifelong profession, and it will be nice to search out a bit of little bit of a steadiness the place I might do each, however the music business has modified a lot.

It is good that I [live] with a really gifted musician, producer, and songwriter, as a result of if at any second I used to be like, “I am prepared,” he’d be like, “Let’s go.”

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