Hilary Duff jumped at the chance to star in 'How I Met Your Father'.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

The 33-year-old actress will play Sophie in the upcoming 'How I Met Your Mother' spin-off series and she was on board for the show as soon as she read the script, which has been written by 'This Is Us' showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, because she's excited to put a female spin on the show, which will see her character flash back to 2021 to tell her son the story of how his parents met.

She said: "I’m a fan of Isaac and Elizabeth and was absolutely on board after reading the script for ‘HIMYF'.

“I knew I had to be the one to bring Sophie to life and share the female POV to this legendary show."

Hilary was a big fan of the original series, which was narrated by Bob Saget and starred the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel.

She said: “I’m such a fan of the original cast. They were absolutely seamless and brought me many laughs.”

Hilary - who has Luca, nine, with ex-husband Mike Comrie and Banks, two, and Mae, four weeks, with her husband Matthew Koma - - can currently be seen on screen in the final series of 'Younger' and the actress admitted it was challenging filming the show while pregnant amid the coronavirus pandemic.

She told Variety: “I was a little worried with the challenges of COVID and my pregnancy, but everything came together.

“I’m all for mask-wearing, but huffing-and-puffing on set in a mask at eight months pregnant was a challenge.

“Fitting into clothes that aren’t made for a pregnant body was not always the most comfortable or fun. And just being freaked out to being exposed to COVID — there are always risks, even though our set was super cautious. I had to quarantine a bunch of times and that was really hard!”

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