Hilary Duff Is ‘Optimistic’ {That a} Lizzie McGuire Reboot Will Occur—Watch the Video

Lizzie McGuire and her cartoon double will return at some point if Hilary Duff has something to say about it.

Two years after Disney Plus canceled the extremely anticipated reboot of the hit Y2K collection, Duff instructed Andy Cohen that she would fortunately signal again on to play Lizzie…so long as the collection match her imaginative and prescient of a extra mature model of the character. Principally, again in February 2020, Duff hinted that the inventive staff’s imaginative and prescient for the present was not according to what Disney executives had been in search of. The reboot was formally axed in December of that 12 months. 


“Disney Plus was very new [at the time],” the 35-year-old actor mentioned throughout her latest look on Watch What Occurs Reside when requested what went awry. She added that Disney Plus was nonetheless “determining” its viewpoint whereas the Lizzie McGuire crew was doing the identical. “I’m optimistic,” she mentioned.

Frankly, it feels like Hilary Duff needed to make a present for the unique viewers of Lizzie McGuire, who are actually full-on adults, whereas Disney Plus was trying to welcome a brand new, youthful viewers by maintaining the collection’ authentic tone. As a type of OG Lizzie McGuire followers, I’d should agree with Duff on this one.

“I’d be doing a disservice to everybody by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old’s journey to stay underneath the ceiling of a PG ranking,” Duff wrote on Instagram in February 2020. “It’s essential to me that simply as [Lizzie’s] experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life had been genuine, her subsequent chapters are equally as actual and relatable.”