Mae Whitman Breaks Parenthood Fans’ Hearts One Last Time
You may know Mae Whitman as Perks of Being a Wallflower’s Mary Elizabeth, or Bianca in the upcoming film, The Duff, but in between big-screen acting gigs she’s played the angsty-yet-lovable Amber on NBC’s Parenthood for the last five years.
Mae made a name for herself on the show for her impeccable ability to cry without looking hideous like most other people in the world and, in turn, for making every single viewer cry right along with her. And we expect those tears to come out in full force as the series finale of the beloved NBC drama airs tomorrow night.
While we here at Teen.com are not emotionally ready to say goodbye to the Bravermans, it’s something that has to be done. So to make things a little easier for us (and for you guys!) we sat down and chatted with Mae about her last days on set, her close relationship with on-screen brother Miles Heizer (including the EXCLUSIVE info on their matching tattoos), and tons more!
Click through the gallery below to read the emotional interview and be sure to check back for part two of Mae’s interview!
We're SO sad that tonight's the last episode of Parenthood! How was your last day on set? Can you take us through it?
"Actually, some scheduling things got messed up because due to weather. We were all supposed to wrap at the same time and we ended up having to space it out and it was actually horrible for me. I basically had to keep working after everyone else got wrapped; I had to keep doing scenes and then letting go of someone. Like, Dax would wrap and it was a huge cry fest and we would give speeches and then it would be like...next scene! I had to go back and work more and it was a true nightmare. It was really painful and hard to keep having to say bye to people, but it was really intimate."