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Anne Hathaway celebrates her career launch film on her 20th birthday.
On Thursday, the 38-year-old actress wished The Princess Diaries a “Happy 20th Birthday” as she shared snaps from the set with notable actors.
Dubbing the royal coming-of-age tale “the movie that started a thousand sleepovers,” Hathaway’s post reflected nostalgia for playing Mia Thermopolis when she was just 18.
Anniversary: ”Miracles Happen … Happy 20th Anniversary to #theprincessdiaries, AKA The Movie That Kicked A Thousand Nights Sleep,” Anne Hathaway caption read alongside a carousel of returning shots
A carousel of behind-the-scenes shots from the set included shots alongside Julie Andrews, Mandy Moore, Heather Matarazzo, Sandra Oh and the late director Garry Marshall.
“Miracles happen… Happy 20th anniversary to #theprincessdiaries, aka the movie that started a thousand sleepovers,” the caption read.
In the beloved film, Hathaway plays Thermopolis – an eccentric American high school student who discovers she has royal ties through her ex-grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (played by Andrews).
Faced with the decision to claim her inherited title – Princess of Genoa – the film follows Mia struggling with a royal life and presents her prepared journey for high society.
Royalty: Hathaway plays Mia Thermopolis – an eccentric American high school student who discovers she has royal ties through her ex-grandmother, the reigning queen of a European kingdom
Legendary: A snap featured her with the late Marshall who directed the film as well as Hathaway’s favorite film Pretty Woman
The film was originally based on a book by Meg Cabot in 2000, and the 2001 film grossed $ 165.3 million at the box office.
The success of the first installment launched a second film, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in 2004, which showed the sequel to Mia’s journey.
Speaking of the script in a 2019 interview with PEOPLE, Hathaway called it “electric.” “When I got the script, I just had this feeling. I touched it and it was electric.
And thinking about working with Marshall, she was immediately on board because he made his favorite movie, Pretty Woman.
‘A pretty woman [was] my favorite movie growing up. I have the opportunity to meet the director of that, it’s extraordinary, ”she recalls, also adding:“ I have to kiss Julie Andrews every day. This part was also very, very, very magical.
American teenager: Hathaway starred alongside Moore – who played the nasty high school girl and Matarazzo his equally eccentric best friend
Makeover: The film was inspired by a 2000 teenage novel by Meg Cabot, and the success of the first film kicked off a second iteration in 2004
Icon: “I have to kiss Julie Andrews every day. This part was also very, very, very magical, ”exclaimed Hathaway, working closely with the Sound Of Music vet.
From staring in the movie, she reflected on her good fortune. “I live my life as if I had won the lottery.
Fans have been buzzing about a third film for some time, despite Marshall’s tragic death in 2016.
The Devil Star Wears Prada revealed in an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen two years ago that a script was ready to go, but expressed hesitation on behalf of the cast and crew. team to make sure it was “perfect”.
“We don’t want to deliver anything until it’s ready, but we’re working on it. I want to do it… Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it. We all really want this to happen. It’s just that we don’t want it unless it’s perfect because we love it as much as you love it.
Third part: “We don’t want to deliver anything until it is ready, but we are working on it”, revealed the actress about a scenario for a possible third film; in the photo 2019
That same year, she gave an interview to HER about a third movie and said “I don’t know”. “We’re just going to have to see what Disney does next… It’s all in the Disney court. ”
Andrews – now 85 – shared last spring that she hadn’t seen anything related to a script yet and joked that she was “getting old” and “rude.”
“We’ve been talking about this for a long time, but nothing has been on my desk or anything like that,” she said during an episode of The Talk Virtually. ‘I think I would. I am getting terribly old and cranky.
She continued, “I don’t know if this is the right time, but I think working with Annie would be fun again. And yes, of course, I would be willing to do that. I think we should wait if the script arrives, wait for that. ‘
Timing is everything: “We’ve been talking about this for a long time, but nothing has sort of been on my desk or anything like that. I think I would. I’m getting terribly old and cranky, ”Andrews told The Talk virtually in 2020; in the photo 2019