People have been dreaming of a Lizzie McGuire revival almost for the reason that show ended, and lately it’s begun to appear to be a possibility. Hilary Duff has said she’s on board, and old shows are getting latest reboots every other day. But it surely still hasn’t happened. Don’t hand over hope! Duff hasn’t yet.
On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, she told host Andy Cohen that she would “in fact” still be all the way down to do a latest tackle the show. Cohen desired to know why a previous attempt at Disney+ failed some time ago, and Duff had a diplomatic response.
“Disney+ was very latest, you understand,” she said. “And I feel they were like determining their — and we were determining our — and like, and so — I’m optimistic.”
When the primary attempt was axed in 2020, Duff was a bit less peppy about the probabilities.
“I do know efforts and conversations have been in every single place attempting to make a reboot work but, sadly and despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to occur,” she wrote on the time on Instagram. “I would like any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie can be today. It’s what the character deserves. We will all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would have been and the adventures we’d have taken together with her. I’m very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the celebs just didn’t align.”
The actress really cares about her “vision” of what the brand new McGuire can be, because it is a personality very near her heart. When things didn’t work out with Disney+, she reached out to Hulu to request they pick up the show as a substitute to avoid “limiting the realities for a 30-year-old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating.”
That is definitely a version of Lizzie McGuire plenty of people would love to see, like all of the 30-year-old fans who grew up with Lizzie to start with.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, can be released by Dial Press in February 2022.