September 29, 2020 3 min read

Hilary Duff on the final season of 'Younger' and her mission to end period poverty

Rodney Pratt and Jenny Ky - The Morning Show

It’s been almost 20 years since Hilary Duff hit our screens in the breakout Disney smash Lizzie McGuire.

And while the Hollywood darling took time away from the spotlight to start a family, her return to the small screen in fan favourite, Younger, has left fans wanting more.

“It has been tough because I’m supposed to be in New York right now filming last season, and we have been on hold for quite a few months,” Duff said.

“Things are starting to shoot in New York and open back up again. I think production is feeling confident that in the next month or two we can get back to our schedule and shoot our last season.”

Last season won’t disappoint

Due to the production halt, the cast members haven’t even been able to read the scripts from the final episode.

“I talk to Darren Star often, who is the creator of the show, and he never disappoints,” Duff said.

“He writes amazing (scripts) for women and we feel so empowered to be on the show and to be playing the women that we are playing.

“They’re all very different, but with very strong and flawed qualities - so I’m sure this last season will not disappoint.”

Raising awareness

Now, you can add ‘businesswoman’ to Hilary’s resume.

The savvy star and mum of two is bringing all-natural earth-friendly products to Aussie families with the Australian-owned feminine care brand, Veeda.

“When I was educating myself on making sure my babies have all-clean products, I needed to streamline that across the household to make better choices for myself,” Duff said.

“I feel like it is my responsibility to share with girls the importance of using clean products when it comes to feminine care.

“I also learned about period poverty, which is horrifying that something like your period is holding girls back from being able to go to school for a week every single month because they don’t have access to proper supplies.

“It is horrifying and we can all come together to end this.”

Ending period poverty

In Australia, more than one million females are living in period poverty.

So for the month of August at your local Woolworths store, you can purchase a Veeda product and place it into one of the collection boxes at the front of the store to help end period poverty.

“We are making it really easy, and our goal is to end period poverty and make sure girls are educated,” Duff said.

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