After waiting for what feels like forever, ‘The Duff’ has finally hit theaters! But, before you rush off to see the hilarious flick, check out this EXCLUSIVE look behind the scenes!
Just about everyone is talking about The Duff, (if you didn’t know, Duff, as it turns out, is an acronym for Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Mae Whitman has that confidence-boosting title role, starring opposite Robbie Amell who plays the not so bright jock, Wesley. In this EXCLUSIVE clip, Robbie reveals what it was like to play Wes and why the character is like “an old, weird dude.” Check it out!
‘The Duff’: Behind The Scenes
“I’m no wine expert but, pretty sure if you mix red and white you get rosé,” Robbie’s character Wesley says in this clip from The Duff.
If that quote didn’t make it clear, Wesley isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed– and Robbie agrees!
“Wes is not the brightest bulb,” he says in this behind the scenes EXCLUSIVE. “At school he doesn’t really try. He’s got a bunch of friends, he’s popular. It’s kind of like, why put the effort in?”
However, even though Robbie admits that Wesley isn’t necessarily a genius, he doesn’t think he’s a lost cause. “I don’t think he’s dumb, he just lacks the motivation,” Robbie said.
Whatever you say, Robbie!
‘You’re A Jocksist’
“Yes he’s good looking, yes he’s athletic,” said the film’s director Ari Sandel of Robbie’s character. “But even though he projects a lot of confidence, we discover that he has things that he’s not totally confident about.”
That could definitely be true. In fact, in a later scene, Wes expresses some of those insecurities. “You’re racist against jocks,” he says to Mae’s character. “You’re a jocksist.”
Okay, so maybe he could be both a little more confident and a little brighter.
What do you think of the behind the scenes clip? Are you excited to see The Duff?
— Casey Mink