‘Arrested Development’ Co-Star Mae Whitman on Ann Veal in Season 4: ‘She’s Barely Perceptible as a Human’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Mae Whitman was so convincing as the bland Ann Veal on Arrested Development that you may not remember the actress was even on the show. But Whitman insists that Ann is just as forgettable as ever in the upcoming Season 4 of the series.
“Does Ann change much? That’s a good question,” Whitman told Celebuzz at the recent Toronto press day for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
“I mean, I think Ann’s whole thing is that she’s so bland that she’s barely even perceptible as a human. But she appears in a few different places, so we’ll see.”
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Since appearing on Arrested Development, Whitman has carved out a successful career for herself both on screen and off: she provided the voice of Katara in 59 episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and played a jilted ex in the cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Revealing circuitously that she indeed was filming scenes for the show, Whitman indicated that her aptitude for getting involved in fan-friendly projects dovetails pretty directly into her own interests.
“I was lucky enough to be at the set the other day – maybe even working – and it was just incredible,” Whitman said.
“As somebody who was as big of a fan as I was involved in it, I was really excited to see where they would go with it. And it is just as good if not better than it originally was.”
Arrested Development is set to begin broadcasting on Netflix in early 2013. The Perks of Being a Wallflower opens September 20. Watch a clip from the film below.