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How I Met Your Mother: How It Should Be Re-Cast In 2021

After her recent scene stealing turn as Katy in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, it's easy to fancast Awkwafina in just about anything. The Golden Globe-winning actress and rapper has appeared in everything from Crazy Rich Asians, to Farewell to Jumanji: The Next Level, to her own sitcom Nora from Queens.

Like Alyson Hannigan's performance as Lily, Awkwafina can walk the fine line between adorable and blunt. It's easy to imagine her blurting out secrets just after being told them, sabotaging Ted's relationships if she thinks they can't possibly end in happiness, or keeping adorable college traditions like watching The Predator on Valentine's Day with Marshall.

Awkwafina can make any character likeable, even during their worst mistakes. As such, she could capture Lily during all of her ups and downs while still making audiences care deeply for the HIMYM fan favourite.

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