Hilary Duff Is Gloriously Normal (Kinda)

It feels so weird to talk about because I don’t know how to answer. A lot of people have compared me to other people who came up when I came up and I don’t know what it is. I think part of it is just me, maybe my family, and the friends that I’ve kept. No one really let me get away with being treated different in my immediate circle of people in my life. That said, I definitely had rough patches. I grew up in the industry. Being an 18-year-old doing what I was doing, even a 20-year-old, you’re searching for your identity. I did it in a public way and it kind of messed with my privacy. I had to take a really long break from everything. I was like, ‘I don’t really care about getting the best role anymore or making a career choice, I just need to step back, be at home, and like hang out like a normal 20-something-year-old person.’

Hilary Duff: she’s a normal, just like us!

The former “Lizzie McGuire” star told Elle that she’s sorta stumped as to how she turned out to be such a chill, everyday gal after growing up a Disney star. I’m a huge Hilary fan, and her normal-girl vibe is what makes her so great! Of course, she also recently moved to Brooklyn from L.A. and is probably swimming in dough and living in a hugeass apartment that I am totally envious of, but I digress. She’s mostly normal. At least she’s more girl-next-door than your average “6′ tall and rail thin” (in the words of the Elle interviewer) Park Slope mommy:

“With all the moms I’m like ‘Wait a minute, Are you 20 or 50?'”

Hilary, actual human with a human approach to her body (and a shortie like myself), doesn’t have time for that kind of nonsense:

I just tell myself, ‘I’m 5’2″, I’m really fit, killing it in the gym, and doing crazy things.’ I love to work out, but I’m just not that concerned with being the skinniest person. I’m not a model; I’m an actress. I always feel like I’m in the five to ten pound struggle, but my life is so busy.  I’m just not that concerned, really. I’m normal and I’m perfectly happy being that way. Some weeks I’m like, ‘Man, my clothes are fitting so good’ and then some weeks I’m like, ‘I need to cut back on a few things,’ but that’s it. I don’t fall into the trap of having to be 110 pounds.

Hilz 4 ever. [Elle]