Mae Whitman Reveals How Jeff Goldblum Inspired Her to Take New TV Role
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Sometimes it pays to listen to the voices in your head—especially when they sound like Jeff Goldblum

On Hulu’s musical romantic comedy series Up Here—premiering March 24—Mae Whitman plays Lindsay, a small-town girl who jets off to New York City in the final days of 1999 in search of creative freedom, excitement and, ultimately, love. 

For Mae, the entire project was a huge leap of faith. Luckily, she had the sage words of an old friend to inspire her to make the jump. 

“I worked with Jeff Goldblum on Independence Day when I was a tiny child,” Mae exclusively told E! News. “I remember they were opening the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios and I was gonna go. I was terrified. I called him because he was in Jurassic Park and he literally told me, ‘You have to face your fears, Mae.’ It never left me. You’re still with me, Jeff.”

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