Hilary Duff is setting the record straight about the Lizzie McGuire cancelation months after the news broke out that the series would no longer move forward.
While appearing on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, Hilary opened up about the creative differences between her and several people at Disney+. While it was definitely hard having to let the series go, she noted that things are still good between her and those at the company.
"That's kind of been the battle. I don't want to call it a battle cause everyone's on very loving terms between me and Disney, but that that's been the thing. I think they really trying to figure out what kind of content they want living on Disney+, and that doesn't totally align with like where I see Lizzie right now, you know, and I'm like very protective of her and they're very protective of her," she said. "But the one thing for me was just the way that she could connect with what was going on in people that were watching the show. It was like they're watching themselves and that was where they related. And so for me, you know, it only makes sense to me to shoot a show where she's acting like a 30 year old in a modern world."
Hilary pointed out that "there's always like lots of conversations, but I don't think it's going to be happening." However, with all the fanfare surrounding the series, she still hopes it can happen on day based off her experience with the short lived revival series.
"We shot two episodes and it was lovely to relive that even for three weeks of my life. There was a point in my life where I couldn't stand Lizzie McGuire. And I was like, 'I don't want to hear that name ever again.' And now that I’m my age, I'm like, I love her. This is where it all began for me. She is me and I am her. And I brought what I could to that, which was very much just who I am inside," Hilary continued. "And so to tap into that again, even for a moment was really a great experience. And to see a lot of the original cast — we're different humans now. It was just like all love and it still is."
"And you never say never in this business. I always say that," she continued. "Sometimes I get the most random phone calls. I'm like, 'I'll call my husband.' You never know what the day is going to bring. Like, this is just wild, you know? And that's kind of what this industry is which keeps it really exciting."
While it didn't work out this time, we're still hoping we get another chance to see Lizzie again in the future.
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