As for a possible Lizzie McGuire reboot, Hilary Duff isn’t given up just yet. The 35-year-old actress and singer revealed on Thursday on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live that she would be interested in returning to the blockbuster sitcom from the early 2000s provided the script allowed her to play an older version of Lizzie.
The Disney Channel broadcast two seasons of Lizzie McGuire, beginning in 2001 and ending in 2004. The Lizzie McGuire Movie was released to theatres in 2003. A sequel series starring Duff and the original cast has been confirmed for release on Disney+ in 2019. This comes after years of speculation about potential spinoffs.
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However, in December that year, Duff stated that the project would not be forward. She would later clarify that she and Disney had fundamental differences of opinion over the character’s future. In an interview for SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in May 2021, she said, “I think they are trying to figure out what sort of stuff they want live on Disney+, and that doesn’t fully align with, like, where I see Lizzie right now.”
They and I are pretty protective of her. Nevertheless, that was then. Duff now seems to be suggesting that she and Disney are becoming closer to one another. She paused for dramatic effect before explaining to Andy Cohen of WWHL what had happened with the first reboot plans: “Disney+ was very new.” She paused for effect before continuing: “And I think they were working out there…”
Adding, “I’m optimistic,” she continued.
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Duff has always said that she wants to be by Lizzie’s side as she figures out life as an adult. Duff said on Instagram in 2020 that she would not be reprising her role as Lizzie since she was “proud” to have the character in her life. “The impression she left on me and so many others is immeasurable.
How much it means to me to see the unwavering devotion of her followers even now. Despite all the talk and work that has gone into attempting to make a reboot successful, I’m afraid it isn’t going to happen.” “My goal is for any Lizzie remake to reflect who Lizzie would be in the modern world accurately.
What the protagonist merits, “her words proceeded. “Taking a moment to reflect on the amazing person she would have been and the fun times we shared with her is appropriate. I’m sorry to say this, but I assure you that every effort was made and that circumstances were simply against us. What we have here is the stuff of the year 2020.”
According to Duff, the reboot would have featured Lizzie “acting like a 30-year-old in a modern world,” and two episodes were already shot. In an interview with Cosmopolitan from 2022, she elaborated on the show’s suggested idea. “My character was coming back with her parents after discovering that her fiance had been unfaithful to her,” she explained to the publication.