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Hilary Duff reflects on ‘anxiety-inducing’ Vanity Fair cover photoshoot

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Hilary Duff has described her experience of shooting the iconic 2003 Vanity Fair foldout as “high stress”.

The How I Met Your Father actress was recently asked to take a lie detector test by editors at the publication, and during the conversation, was asked whether the It’s Totally Raining Teens! foldout cover was a career-high for her.

“Explain career high. Like personal high or just like a big achievement?” she asked. “I remember being like, ‘This is cool I was included in this,’ but no, this was a very high stress, anxiety-inducing day.”

She added, “Also, Mandy (Moore) and I are great friends now, so this is very funny.”

The magazine cover featured Hilary and Mandy, along with Amanda Bynes, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood, Raven-Symoné, and Lindsay Lohan.

Evan previously recounted the same shoot on a now-deleted Twitter account back in 2014.

“I was almost in tears after this shoot. They tried that dress on me, I wasn’t comfortable but they told me there was no time ’cause everyone else took up too much time with their fittings,” she recalled. “Then I was given a choice on whether I wanted to wear flats or heels. I chose flats and was immediately handed heels and told they looked better.”

The Westworld actress added, “Then we were all lined up, stared at and approved. I was 15 and felt for the first time my identity being erased and the pressure to shut up and do what you are told.

“I felt like meat. Since then, I have found my voice. Never again.”

– Cover Media