This appears to be Hilary Duff’s post regarding the cancellation of the revival of her iconic early 2000s TV show “Lizzie McGuire”.
“I think they’re really trying to figure out what kind of content they want to experience on Disney +, and that doesn’t totally align with where I see Lizzie right now,” she said during a appearance on “The Jess Cagle Show” Thursday, in which she spoke about the retracted renaissance of the Disney Channel, which was announced in 2019 to much buzz but was scrapped last December.
“I’m very protective of her and they protect her a lot,” she added.
Duff, 33, previously explained that she and original creator Terri Minsky – who left the company in early 2020 – wanted to take the show in a more grown-up direction than Disney was comfortable with.
She reiterated that point on Thursday, saying, “The only thing for me was just how she could connect with what was going on with people watching the show. And so, for me, it only makes sense for me to shoot a show where she behaves like a 30-year-old in a modern world.
The original cast members were brought back and shot two episodes in November 2019 before the revival was dropped.
In February 2020, Duff posted on Instagram asking Disney + to move the relaunch of their show to Hulu, where the story wouldn’t have to live up to a PG rating, but they didn’t agree to the request.
«Is [were] a lot of creative talk where they maybe thought it wasn’t quite right, and we were trying to make it work, ”she told Cagle. “And, you know, there’s always, like, a lot of conversation, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
As fleeting as the idea is, Duff – who starred last month in “How I Met Your Father,” a sequel to the long-running “How I Met Your Mother” sitcom – appreciated the time she spent reconnecting. with his beloved character. and former cast mates.
“It was nice to relive that even for three weeks of my life, because, you know, there was a time in my life that I couldn’t stand Lizzie McGuire,” she said.
“And I was like, ‘I don’t ever want to hear that name again.’ And now that I’m my age, I’m like, I love him.
Hilary was also very grateful for the boost the character had given to her career.
“She is, you know, that’s where it all started for me. And she is me and I am her. And I brought what I could to that, which was really who I am on the inside, ”she said. “And so, enjoying that again, even for a moment, was really a great experience.”