Mae Whitman

‘Independence Day 2’ Didn’t Bring Back Mae Whitman, and Some Men Think It’s All About Sexism

by Britt Hayes April 29, 2015 @ 2:11 PM
Yesterday, it was announced that It Follows star Maika Monroe will be taking the role of President Whitmore’s daughter in Independence Day 2, a role originated in the first film by a young Mae Whitman. Whitman has grown up to become a successful star in her own right, recently proving herself as a leading lady with recent teen comedy The Duff. So why wasn’t she cast in Independence Day 2? There’s one answer many male journalists are contenting (or discontenting) themselves with, and it kind of stinks.

'The DUFF' Trailer: In Which We're Led to Believe Little Mae Whitman Is the Ugly, Fat Friend

by Britt Hayes November 18, 2014 @ 6:22 PM
In the world of the upcoming film 'The DUFF,' we are supposed to believe that 'Arrested Development' star Mae Whitman---tiny, pocket-sized Mae Whitman---is the fat, ugly girl. Apparently every group of friends has what is called a "DUFF"---a "Designated Ugly Fat Friend." And, to be fair, the trailer has the cruel jock who tells Mae Whitman's Bianca pointing out several other examples of DUFFs who do not look fat or "ugly." They just look like whatever the opposite of a popular, conventionally attractive high school kid looks like. The first trailer for this movie isn't doing much to convince us that this isn't just a ripoff of 'She's All That,' though

'Arrested Development' Season 4 Picks Up... Her?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 11, 2012 @ 1:30 PM
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In the years since her forgettable turn on 'Arrested Development,' it's been hard not to have fallen for Plant Ann Mae Whitman a bit, given her genre friendly turns as the voice of Katara in 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' or her role opposite 'Arrested' co-star Michael Cera of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.' Still, with 'Arrested Development' season 4 on its way from Netflix in the spring of 2013, will the writers plant Ann in the new run of episodes, now that she and George Michael are all grown up?