Hilary Duff Spills on How 30-Year-Old Lizzie Would Be Today

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Lizzie McGuire fans were really upset and disappointed when they learned they would never get to see the highly anticipated reboot, which was announced in 2019 at the D23 Expo.

The original cast of the Disney Channel show were all expected to return to reprise their roles — including Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire), Hallie Todd (Jo McGuire/Lizzie’s Mom)Robert Carradine (Sam McGuire/Lizzie’s Dad), and Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire/Lizzie’s brother).

Also previously announced were Adam Lamberg as Gordo and, of course, animated Lizzie.

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In case you missed it, Hilary Duff took to Instagram herself to announce the Lizzie McGuire reboot would be no more, expressing how she is disappointed and upset that “the stars just didn’t align”.

And now, here we are, almost three months after Duff made that announcement. She recently sat down with Good Morning America to reflect on how her character would be today and what she would be up to as a 30-year-old.

“I think she would be quirky, I think that she would struggle with confidence, but I think at the end of the day, she finds her footing,” Duff told Good Morning America. “That’s what’s so lovely about her, and that’s what so relatable is that she doesn’t have all the answers right away, but she’s on the right path.”

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Duff also sat down with ET to discuss the Lizzie McGuire reboot, explaining that the cancellation was a “big disappointment”, especially since they already began filming.

“It was a big disappointment, obviously,” Duff stated in the interview. “I will forever be grateful for the two episodes that we did shoot. It was a really special two weeks of my life.”

When talking about what Lizzie would be like today, Duff said, “I think she would be quirky. I think that she would struggle with confidence, but I think at the end of the day she finds her footing. That’s what’s so lovely about her and that’s what’s so relatable is that she doesn’t have all the answers right away but eventually, she’s on the right path.”

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Duff wasn’t the only one disappointed about the cancellation of the Lizzie reboot. In fact, shortly after the news broke surrounding that the Lizzie McGuire reboot was scrapped, one of the actors, Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire/Lizzie’s brother), spoke out and spilled the beans on what could have been.

And more recently, additional cast members sat down with Vice to discuss the “ridiculous” decision to cancel the reboot. Robert Carradine (Sam McGuire/Lizzie’s Dad), Hallie Todd (Jo McGuire/Lizzie’s Mom), and Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire/Lizzie’s brother) all expressed their disappointment with Disney to end the highly anticipated reboot.

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More on the Lizzie McGuire Reboot

It’s been a long road for the reboot ever since it was announced at the D23 Expo in 2019. When the series was first announced at the D23 Expo, it was said that the show would pick up when Lizzie turns 30 years old.

“Just like me and everyone who loved Lizzie and grew up with her, Lizzie has also grown up,” Duff said at the 2019 D23 Expo. “She’s older, she’s wiser, she has a more expensive show budget…she has her dream job…she has her dream guy…she has her dream apartment…and she’s about to celebrate her 30th birthday.”

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However, since then, a lot has happened. Terri Minsky was the Lizzie McGuire creator who, back in January 2020, decided to step away from her showrunner and executive producer role in the revival due to “creative differences”.

And, back in February, we reported that Hilary Duff suggested the Lizzie McGuire reboot was not exactly “family-friendly” enough for the Disney streaming service. Similar to why the Love, Simon series — Love, Victor — was moved to Hulu, it looks as though that is the same reason why the original show creator was also taken off the project — for “family-friendly” reasons.

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You can currently stream the Disney Channel Original Series Lizzie McGuire along with The Lizzie McGuire Movie on Disney+.

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