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Mae Whitman talks Tinker Bell, 'Parenthood' romance possibilities, and chances of Bland Ann being back for 'Arrested Development'

Disney

There are millions of adults who recognize Mae Whitman from her roles on TV (Parenthood, Arrested Development) or in movies (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). But there are also millions of young fans who know her voice, adore her, and may have no any idea what she looks like thanks to her popular alter ego Tinker Bell of the Disney movie franchise. With the fifth movie Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings out next week (10/23), we caught up with the busy fairy… er, Whitman.

“I love playing Tinker Bell. She’s great. So smart and independent and funny,” says Whitman. “I’m so happy and excited that I get to play someone like her. She’s a great role model.”

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Television: A working-mom danger zone?

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

I am a huge fan of Parenthood. I think the show almost always gets the stresses and joys of parenting right. On last week’s episode,  Julia Braverman, Erika Christensen’s high-powered lawyer/working mom, suddenly quit her job.  She had screwed up big-time, missed a dance recital, and then broke down in her kitchen after burning the kids’ breakfast. Oh, how I related. When I was working as editor-in-chief of ELLEgirl, I had one such morning on the train into the city. I happened to be seated with an important media reporter, who watched as I tried to use an expired commuter pass, then had to borrow money for my fare; received a phone call informing me that I had forgotten about picture day at the preschool, and generally appeared to be in over my head. I did not quit my job that day — because it was too good a gig — but I sure felt like it. READ FULL STORY

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