It seems that any actor/actress who appeared on Arrested Development has a cult following, Mae Whitman among them, though she is best known these days for her role on Parenthood**. She plays a rebellious teenager on the NBC series, but she’s thoughtful, sentimental and surprisingly nostalgic – considering she’s only 23 years old — in her Guest DJ Project set. Especially when talking about The Replacements…
She also outs herself as an “Eastside hipster for life,” which is a brave thing to do. It was part of a conversation about whether she considers Taylor Swift a guilty pleasure. Another young up and coming actress/filmmaker Lena Dunham also selected Swift for her Guest DJ set, and the two ended up chatting about “T Swizz” on Twitter. I always get a kick out of how KCRW connects people!
**Parents might recognize her as the voice of Tinkerbell in a series of Disney films!
Mae Whitman Guest DJ Project Tracklist
1.) This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)- Talking Heads
2.) Mean- Taylor Swift
3.) Can’t Hardly Wait- The Replacements
4.) Shenandoah- Johnny Smith
5.) Telepathy- Landon Pigg