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Hilary Duff “Disappointed” About ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Cancellation

By Paula Gallagher··  2 min read
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Hilary Duff “Disappointed” About ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Cancellation

Both Hilary Duff and fans alike were sad to see the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot not make it to the screen.

33-year-old actress Hilary Duff commented on the failure of the Lizzie McGuire reboot to come together while promoting her new children’s book on Good Morning America on Wednesday.

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

Duff also commented on where she thought Lizzie would be today, on the brink of her 30s.

"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 said. "That's what’s so lovely about her, and that's what is so relatable, is that she doesn't have all the answers right away, but she's on the right path."

Disney canceled the reboot in December 2020 after firing showrunner Terri Minsky (who was the creator of the original Lizzie McGuire series). Reportedly Duff and Minsky wanted to do a “more adult version of Lizzie” in the reboot, while Disney wanted a family-friendly show like the original.

A Disney spokesperson told Good Morning America in December, "Lizzie McGuire fans have high expectations for any new stories. Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we've decided to hold off, and today, we informed the cast's representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series."

Duff commented on the death of the reboot on her Instagram in December.

Hilary Duff hasn’t let her disappointment over the reboot keep her down. She has written a children's book, My Brave Little Girl, dedicated to her 2-year-old daughter Banks. It will be available on March 23. She's also pregnant with her third child. 

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