Hi guys!

I'm Hilary Duff.

My new single is "Sparks" and my new album, "Breathe In. Breathe Out." is released tomorrow June 16.

I'm here at reddit with Victoria helping me out today. AMAA!



Thank you guys so much for taking time out of your day to be here, and asking me questions, and listen to me babble! I really hope you enjoy "Breathe In. Breathe Out." I thank you for sticking with me for such a long time, and supporting everything I do. And I'm just grateful. So thank you and I hope you enjoyed the chat!

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gooseleg671 karma

A few years ago a friend and I were walking toward Avalon on a Thursday night when he spotted you at Katsuya. Being young and naive, I got very excited and turned back, at which I time I pointed at you and shouted "YOU'RE HILARY DUFF!" Then you slowly turned and walked away, seemingly frightened.

Do you remember this encounter? If so, I apologize for startling you.

hilaryduff532 karma


No, I don't remember that encounter, but I guess I'm used to being yelled at in public!

irish675368 karma

Hawks or Lightning?

hilaryduff714 karma

I'd say the Hawks.

Red_Panda_93271 karma

What would you tell the 13 year old you?

hilaryduff661 karma


I remember feeling really insecure at 13. Like, part of my job was...I had to have a certain confidence, and a certain bravery, but inside I felt like a very normal insecure 13 year old. And I guess I would tell her to just take it easy on herself. That everything sorts itself out. And everything's not such a big deal. And I guess I would be like "Just wait until you're an adult - Wait until you're an ADULT, if you think that's a big deal!"

And I'd give her a pat on the back, and say "Good job. Calm down!"

multikid1269 karma

Hello Hilary~ What was your Tinder experience like that you haven't revealed? What did you enjoy the most and dislike the most? How did the guys you dated feel about the situation?

Thank you for all the work you do!

hilaryduff224 karma

My Tinder experience was a bit of a social experiment for me. It was fun to do something that people wouldn't expect me to do. It was fun to be in a situation that I wouldn't normally ever be in. But it was all for a purpose, you know? It was all for my video. I think i was surprised that i met such normal people on there. But I'm still so confused by the whole situation...It's so crazy to me! But it makes sense. This is the day & age that we live in. It totally makes sense to meet people that way. It was fun. It was fun to surprise people, and do something unexpected!

robinsky1233 karma

What was it like working on Cheaper By The Dozen?

hilaryduff403 karma

That was a really fun movie to shoot. There were so many kids. And that always made for an interesting day. There was always fun to be had in-between takes. We were in Canada at some lake, so we'd be fishing, or somebody would be playing a prank on someone. It was really a great experience. Bonnie Hunt and Steve Martin were amazing to work with. It was like a movie that affected so many people. So many people related to it. It was a great family film. Really happy I got to be in that.

Ryan_Football111 karma

Did you enjoy filming the first or second more?

hilaryduff285 karma

I probably enjoyed filming the second one more. We were filming on a lake, and it was a lot of fun. We all had to stay on this campsite, basically, so every night after work we would all have to hang out. We were in log cabins, it was fun.

BrodyApproved168 karma

What does your ideal breakfast consist of?

hilaryduff451 karma


I make a lot of bacon in my house. I don't know why, I just love bacon, and I probably eat it too much. I mean, I always have coffee. I'll eat eggs, and oatmeal. But my son loves bacon too. So it's a big go-to in my household.

coscorrodrift146 karma

Is there a reason why Hilary is spelled with only one "L"?

hilaryduff173 karma

Because my parents really made a huge mistake! I don't know... I like the way my name is spelled, and I think now the rest of the world knows how to spell my name, but growing up, it was pretty much ALWAYS misspelled.

ayushkapri133 karma

How are you so pretty?

hilaryduff231 karma


I have a team of hair and makeup people that have been with me all day long making me pretty. But that's really sweet. I'm flattered by that. I'm very lucky that I guess... knowing how to do my makeup and my hair, it's the business that I'm in, so I've gotten to learn a lot of tips and tricks that normal people probably don't have access to? But thank you!

mollydolly9391 karma

If you had a shrink ray who would you shrink and what would you so with them?

hilaryduff146 karma


That's tough! I might shrink Luca every once in a while, so I could pop him in my pocket and take him with me everywhere I go.

littleblackmage90 karma

What was it like working with Tove Lo? She seems like such a fun person.

I'm in love with your new album and I hope you enjoyed working on it as much as I enjoy listening to it.

hilaryduff75 karma

Aww, thank you! I love hearing that.

Loved working with Tove. She's a cool chick, for sure. REALLY talented. And really added something special to my record. I'm really grateful for that.

ifuseekcaitlin81 karma

Hi Hilary! What is your favorite part of being a mom? What is your best remedy for when Luca has a cough?

hilaryduff112 karma

Ooh, that's a good one.

I think I feel so grateful that I get to have so many new experiences with him. I mean, everything in my life has changed because of him, and all of it is for the better.

It's so entertaining to watch how his little brain works, and the questions that he asks me, the things he's interested in - it's amazing to watch him grow and become a little person, and I get to watch him grow and follow along with him. And laugh a ton in the process. It's great.

It depends on how bad it is. They make some natural cough syrup that I will use? I'll try to keep a humidifier in his room. And put baby Vic's vapor rub on his feet and his chest when he's sleeping.

CarsnHandlebars49 karma

What currently running tv show do you think has the best message for today's kids? What's your personal favorite tv show?

hilaryduff112 karma

You know, I don't have a lot of time to watch tv, so I don't really know what shows are sending good messages to youth, but some shows I love to watch are - I like a lot of dramas, so I love ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, EMPIRE, SCANDAL, I watch a lot of drama.

victorventura29 karma

hi hilary!

what's your favorite Taylor Swift song?

hilaryduff57 karma

Oooooh, toughie. Tough call.

Maybe "Welcome to New York"?

Irmathy21 karma

Hey Hilary! What was your favorite part about living in Brooklyn?

hilaryduff58 karma

I LOVE Brooklyn. I love that it basically has everything that Manhattan has to offer, but slowed down, like 3 or 4 paces. It's really quaint. The neighborhood I live in is really quaint and family oriented. There's a park on every corner, restaurants, and I love my apartment, it's cozy and cute. I love living so close to the park. I really enjoy running in the park, taking Luca to the park, and not having horns beeping all the time.

catsnstuffz20 karma

do you like cats? if so what kind

hilaryduff90 karma


I LOVE cats.

Hahaha! Everyone makes fun of me. I have 4 dogs. I can't have cats where I live anymore, because I live in the Hills, and there's a lot of coyotes. I had 2 cats, that live with my mom now, and she loves them, but she's pissed about it. But yea, I'm more of a dog person, but I do like cats. I saw a funny thing on Instagram the other day that was like Why do all cats look at you like you just asked them for a ride to the airport?

It was so funny!

spgreenwood18 karma

Hi Hilary!

What is your favorite travel destination in the world?


What's top on your list for places you haven't been, but would like to visit?

hilaryduff34 karma

I'm so lucky that I've gotten to travel as much as I have! But I haven't gotten to vacation in a lot of places I've been. Tokyo's one of my favorite places in the whole world. I love Hawaii for vacations. I've had some really good memories there. And I'm dying to go to Greece.

Red_Panda_9314 karma

What's your favourite sandwich?

hilaryduff51 karma

I am not really a creature of habit.

So I could feel like this one day, and this one other day, but I do make a lot of sandwiches for Luca, and he IS a creature of habit.

I'd say turkey, cheese (like Provolone, something mild), tomato, cucumber, pickle - DILL pickle NOT sweet pickle - lettuce, maybe, and mayonnaise, and mustard. Perhaps honey mustard. I love honey mustard.

And salt and pepper.

Red_Panda_9313 karma

QUEEEN HILARY! What do you like to do when you aren't working?

hilaryduff20 karma

Oooh, that's good! I like to exercise. I like to cook. I like to do fun things with Luca. I spend a lot of time with my family. I like to go to concerts. What else? Normal human things. Things that everybody else enjoys doing. I like to drink wine, I guess it depends on how much time I have and where I am in the world.

chixataa11 karma

Hiii Hilary! You are always camera ready and gorgeous, what's one makeup/beauty tip you can share with us?

hilaryduff36 karma

I am DEFINITELY NOT always camera-ready, or gorgeous, but thank you!


What's a good camera tip? I think not enough people focus on eyebrows. That's one thing I focus on a lot. Eyebrows frame your face. People tend to make their eyebrows too small, or too light. I think if you played around with it, you'd be surprised what the outcome would be.

OnlyHereForHilary11 karma

Hi Hilary!

Fans were wondering about the songs that didn't make the album that you mentioned in interviews or posted clips of (i.e. Feel Alive, If I Fall, This Heart etc.) and wanted to know what happened to them and if we will ever hear them?

Secondly, I wanted to know if you can see yourself making more albums after "Breathe In. Breathe Out."?

hilaryduff14 karma

That's the tough thing about making a record. You start somewhere, and you end somewhere, and only a certain amount of songs can be on a record. And the strong survive. It's sad. "If I Fall" is one of my favorite songs, and "This Heart" is a song I wrote about Luca, so maybe I'll sing it live in concert with him there, i sing it to him in general, but that's the way it goes - you cut some songs, they might not be as strong as others, but there's always options of ways to use them. Another song I wrote for the album is "Outlaw," and we put that in YOUNGER - so now we put it as a bonus track on a special record that you could only get here or there. But that's just the way it works - and you only have a certain amount of spaces.

Mysaiah11 karma

What's your favorite pizza topping?

hilaryduff22 karma

Um... probably the cheese, hahaha?

I'm also a big fan of a prosciutto / arugula pizza.

coscorrodrift10 karma

Do you like cars? What car do you drive? What's your dream car?

hilaryduff24 karma

Oooooh. Okay!

I do like cars.

I'm not, like, a fanatic or anything. I drive a Mercedes G-Wagon. And my dream car... I don't know, maybe an old-school Shelby or something? I like old cars. I don't know how to fix them, I know nothing about them, so I feel like if I had one it would kind of be a waste, but I do like an old-school Shelby.

HilaryUpdate7 karma

Would you like to make another album down the line or will "Breathe In. Breathe Out." be your last?

hilaryduff10 karma

God, I hope not!

I really want to make more music. I already want to start working on another record! I've lived with this one for so long now. I know everyone else is just now hearing it, but I'm already thinking of the next step. I will definitely not wait as long to make another record.

JazzJazzMe6 karma

Hi Hilary :-) Best LIFE advice you can give? Love You. Greetings from good old Germany

hilaryduff11 karma

Aww, the best life advice!

I think do what you love, you know?

It sounds simple, and I know it's a lot more complicated than that. But really deciding what makes you happy, and doing what you love, is what is important in life. We're here for such a short amount of time that I think regrets happen when you're not following your heart, or all the time checking in with yourself like - is this making me happy?

xtianleon6 karma

what has been your biggest challenge to record your new album?

hilaryduff8 karma

I think... it's just been a growing experience. From the start of it to the end, it's just learning a lot about myself and about what I want to talk about and what I want to say and how I want to reach people and what I want them to know about me. How my voice sounds. It's been 7 years since I made a record. And I guess it was a very therapeutic experience, but also a lot of pressure to get it right, you know?

thiagomac2 karma

Harry Potter or The Hunger Games? lol Love you!

hilaryduff9 karma

AWWWW that's EVIL!

How am I supposed to choose?!?!


Yeah, I love the Hunger Games. But I might say Harry Potter.

victorventura2 karma

what's your next plans after the album release?

hilaryduff3 karma

Well, after the album release, I'm going on a little vacation with Luca, and I'm very excited about that! And then it's promo - it takes a lot of effort to spread the word that you're putting a record out. And then in September, maybe some rehearsing, maybe a popup show, and then I start shooting YOUNGER in New York again.