We recently had a chance to chat with the author of “The Duff” Kody Keplinger. Kody was only 17 when she wrote “The Duff” and last night she attended the world premiere of the movie adaption which comes out 2/20/15! What a surreal experience for an author!
Check out our interview below and enter our Rafflecopter to win a Movie Tie-In Edition of the Book!
How ecstatic are you for your book The Duff to be adapted into a movie and were you involved at all with the process? Did you get to go to set?
I’m so, so excited about the movie! I was not involved in the moviemaking process at all, but I was lucky enough to visit the set during filming. I got to meet the director and the cast, and it was so, so cool. Everyone was very kind and welcoming, and it made me even more excited for the movie.
Where did the idea of “The Duff” acronym come from? Did this idea come out of your personal experience in High School?
I actually didn’t make up the word “Duff.” It was a word I learned in my high school senior year. After I learned it, I was sure I was the Duff of my group. But then, after discussing it with my friends, I realized that they thought the same about themselves. After realizing that we all felt like the Duff, I decided to write this story.
What is your guilty pleasure? Be it Books/Movies/TV Shows, Frozen Yogurt or something else?
I don’t really believe in guilty pleasures. I don’t think you should feel guilty about enjoying anything, even if others don’t love it. Like, I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy. I know it’s not as good as it once was, but I don’t feel guilty about loving it, either.
What advice do you have for other teens that are aspiring authors?
The best advice is the simplest – just write. Write everything – stories, poems, diary entries – and write whenever you can. The more you write, the better you will become.
Who would be your dream cast for some of your other books? Can it get much better than Robbie Amell?!
It doesn’t get much better than Mae Whitman or Robbie Amell. But if one of my other books was to be adapted…hmm. Well, I’ve always, always imagined Willa Holland (Arrow) as Whitley in my book A Midsummer’s Nightmare, so that would be the ultimate dream casting.
Thank you so much Kody for indulging us! Click on the picture below to enter to win your very own Movie Tie-In Edition of The Duff!