We smell a new teen comedy classic on our hands!
CBS Films’ The DUFF hits theaters this Friday and it is sure to have you laughing in your seats. The film stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos. Mae stars as Bianca, a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body refers to her as ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). She enlists her neighbor and resident school jock Wesley (Robbie Amell) to help her shed the label and hilarity ensues.
We had the chance to sit down with the cast of the movie where we learned that they improvised a lot on set and there were plenty of bloopers made. “Robbie is like a weird joke machine. You can input all data and the perfect dad pun comes out…a lot of that stuff Robbie made up,” Mae shared.
Skyler added that Ken Jeong had everyone in stitches during his scenes. “There’s this scene where we’re in the newspaper room. [Ken] went on this several minute improv rant where he did an impersonation of Kanye West, he sang, he danced, he made really crazy noises. It was so funny I forget what he was even supposed to be talking about.”
Bella also shared that there was a scene she filmed that didn’t make it in where her character Madison was “pregnant on Teen Mom yelling at her grandmother.” We definitely hope that makes it onto the DVD extras.
Bella, Skyler & Bianca also chatted about what their reality shows would be about if they had one while Robbie & Mae tested out their skills at delivering song lyrics as pick up lines.
Watch our interviews below. The DUFF opens this Friday!