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Hilary Duff on why adult ‘Lizzie McGuire’ revival was axed

Lizzie despatched Disney right into a tizzy.

That appears to be the message from Hilary Duff relating to the cancellation of the revival of her iconic, early 2000s tv present “Lizzie McGuire.”

“I believe they’re actually making an attempt to determine what sort of content material they need residing on Disney+, and that doesn’t completely align with, like, the place I see Lizzie proper now,” she mentioned throughout an look on “The Jess Cagle Present” Thursday, throughout which she dished in regards to the retracted Disney Channel revival, which was introduced in 2019 to main buzz however was deserted final December.

“I’m very protecting of her and so they’re very protecting of her,” she added.

Duff, 33, beforehand defined that she and unique creator Terri Minsky — who departed the enterprise in early 2020 — wished to take the present in a extra adult route than Disney was comfy with.

"Lizzie McGuire" starred Adam Lamberg as David "Gordo" Gordon, Hilary Duff as Lizzie and Lalaine as Miranda.
“Lizzie McGuire” stars Adam Lamberg as David “Gordo” Gordon, Hilary Duff as Lizzie and Lalaine as Miranda.
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She reiterated that time Thursday, saying, “The one factor for me was simply the way in which that she may join with what was going on in those that had been watching the present. And so, for me, it solely is sensible to me to shoot a present the place she’s performing like a 30-year-old in a contemporary world.”

Members of the unique forged had been introduced again and shot two episodes in November of 2019 earlier than the revival was ditched.

In February of 2020, Duff posted on Instagram asking Disney+ to maneuver the revival of her present to Hulu, the place the story wouldn’t need to reside beneath a PG score, however they didn’t settle for the request.

“There [were] lots of inventive discussions the place possibly they had been pondering that’s not fairly proper, and we had been making an attempt to make it work,” she instructed Cagle. “And, you realize, there’s at all times, like, plenty of conversations, however I don’t suppose it’s going to be taking place.”

Nonetheless short-lived the thought was, Duff — who final month was forged in “How I Met Your Father,” a sequel to the long-running sitcom “How I Met Your Mom” — was appreciative of her time reconnecting along with her beloved character and former castmates.

Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff will star in a gender-swapped model of “How I Met Your Mom” titled “How I Met Your Father.”
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“It was pretty to relive that even for 3 weeks of my life, as a result of, you realize, there was a degree in my life the place I couldn’t stand Lizzie McGuire,” she mentioned.

“And I was like, ‘I don’t wish to hear that title ever once more.’ And now that I’m my age, I’m, like, I really like her.”

Hilary additionally was very grateful for the increase the character made for her profession.

“She’s, you realize, that is the place all of it started for me. And she or he is me and I’m her. And I introduced what I may to that, which was very a lot simply who I’m inside,” she mentioned. “And so to faucet into that once more, even for a second, was actually a terrific expertise.”

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