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Hilary Duff Gives New Update on 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot, Talks Possible 'Hannah Montana' Crossover

Hilary Duff started working on a Lizzie McGuire reboot series, but then the series was put on pause due to creative differences between the show’s creator and Disney+.

Now, the 32-year-old actress is giving another update on the status of the show and she’s even talking about a cool Hannah Montana crossover idea!

“I feel just as excited as everyone else,” Hilary told Cosmopolitan about the show. “Obviously, I have felt love for that character and I feel particularly dedicated to the fans about making the exact show that it should be. So you know, we started shooting, we stopped shooting and went back to the drawing board with Disney+, Disney, and myself to come up with something that works for all of us, and we’re still in the middle of that process. Everything kind of got put on hold, especially now because of COVID. But no, we’re talking weekly and I feel really good about it. It’s a work in progress.”

The outlet brought up the idea of a Lizzie/Hannah crossover since Miley Cyrus has credited Hilary as inspiration for her work.

“Oh my god, I’ve never heard that one. But you might be starting something right now,” Hilary said. “I love Miley, I recently was on her show that she created during the quarantine, and she’s just awesome. She’s always showing me so much love and it kind of embarrasses me in a way. I’m like, come on, you’re like the epitome of cool and it’s really sweet that she’s just so vocal about being a fan growing up with me and I love her. And I don’t know, I’ve never thought about a Hannah Montana and Lizzie McGuire crossover, but never say never! Anything goes these days, right?”

See photos from the first day of filming on the reboot, back in October 2019.

Hilary Duff Isn't Giving Up Hope on the 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot

Hilary Duff isn’t giving up on Lizzie McGuire just yet.

Disney+ announced last August that they were reviving the hit Disney Channel series, but things have been rocky ever since.

The 32-year-old actress reprised her titular role as Lizzie and filmed two episodes before production was halted after original creator Terri Minsky left over creative differences.

Hilary then spoke out on social media to address the situation, saying that she hopes that Disney+ would let the Lizzie McGuire reboot be moved to Hulu so that they could explore more mature storylines on the show.

“It would be a dream if Disney would let us move the show to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character to life again,” Hilary said at the time.

Now in a new interview, Hilary shared an update on the reboot.

“We are very much still in conversation with them a couple of times a week, which is really nice,” Hilary shared with E! News. “We started shooting, and then obviously that got on hold for a couple of different reasons not involving the pandemic. But you know what, I have high hopes that we are going to make it work.”

Hilary continued: “It’s like a responsibility to [Lizzie], honoring her and the fanbase that grew up with her. We kind of put her on pause, and had to go back to the drawing board, but I feel optimistic that it will happen.”

Just recently, the writers for the series had a video chat about the future of the show and the cast reunited for a virtual table read!

Hulu Boss Updates Fans On Status of The Future of Lizzie McGuire At The Network

There’s been an update about the status of The Lizzie McGuire Show revival – and we’re sad to say that it’s not the news we were looking for.

In a Zoom interview with Vanity Fair, Craig Erwich, Hulu’s head of original content, opened up about the possibility of moving the halted show over to the streaming network.

If you don’t know, The Lizzie McGuire Show reboot was set to get a second life on Disney+, however, production on the series was halted after creator Terri Minsky parted ways with it.

Shortly after, Disney stopped production altogether, and star Hilary Duff addressed the situation with her fans on social media.

“It would be a dream if Disney would let us move the show to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character to life again,” she had said.

Craig was asked about the future of the series on Hulu and shared that there have been no conversations about it.

“I appreciate her fandom,” he said. “[But] we have not had any conversations with Hilary Duff around her show.”

Just recently, the writers for the series had a video chat about the future of the show and the cast reunited for a virtual table read!

Hilary Duff Hosts 'Lizzie McGuire' Retro Table Read - Watch Now!

The Lizzie McGuire cast reunited for a fun table read.

Hilary Duff virtually reunited with Jake Thomas, Adam Lamberg, Lalaine, Robert Carradine, Hallie Todd, Ashlie Brillault, Davida B. Williams, and more for a special table read of “Between a Rock and a Bra Place!”

“Some fun for you this Monday! Hope you guys have fun watching this! We could not stop laughing reading lines from tween us…this is the first time we were all “together-ish” in almost 18 years!” Hilary posted on Instagram.

She adds, “This week marks the 19th anniversary of this episode ‘Between a Rock and a Bra Place!’ Do excuse our delayed singing…we will be taking singing lessons as a group to work on our craft!!”

Check out the full table read below!

Just a few months ago, plans on the Lizzie McGuire reboot for Disney+ were “put on hold” and Hilary revealed some of the plot holes with the new show.

Hilary Duff Reveals If She Wants Paolo to Appear on 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot

Hilary Duff is giving an update on the Lizzie McGuire reboot!

As production of the reboot is currently halted by Disney+, the 32-year-old actress revealed that she still talks with the team so that they can continue working on the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hilary Duff

“I’m still talking to [the team] weekly, I don’t know,” Hilary shared with Cosmo. “They were shooting and then everything was put on hold. And we’re just kind of figuring out if we can make this happen.”

Hilary was also asked how Lizzie would feel if Miranda and Paolo were to return in the reboot. As fans can remember in The Lizzie McGuire Movie Paolo tried to set Lizzie up for failure in order to embarrass European superstar Isabella.

“But there were plans for a lot of people to be in the show,” Hilary added. “So, um, I already know some of those things but I don’t know about Paolo. I think she’d probably be pretty mad to see him.”

Paolo was played by Yani Gellman in the movie.

Find out why the Lizzie McGuire reboot has been put on hold here.

The 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot Writers Just Had a Video Chat!

It looks like the Lizzie McGuire reboot might be moving forward after all!

The writers just got together for a Zoom video call after production was put on hold due to creative differences.

Star Hilary Duff recently revealed that she hoped to reach a compromise with Disney+, who wanted to keep the show more family-friendly than Hilary and series creator and showrunner, Terri Minsky, who reportedly left the project.

However, Terri was part of the video call too!

Several of the writers shared screenshots of the call on Instagram, writing comments like, “Lizzie McGuire reboot bunch,” “Still figuring it out on the way,” and “Will conquer my virtual meeting anxiety for this special brunch.”

Here’s to hoping. See a photo here!

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'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot Script Reveals Central Plot Points

Hilary Duff‘s Lizzie McGuire reboot at Disney+ was put on hold a few weeks ago, and we’re now learning the subject matter of Lizzie’s arc and why the studio may not have wanted to move forward.

After it was put on hold, Hilary spoke out and said, “I’d be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30 year old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating. It’s important to me that just as her experience as a preteen / teenager navigating her life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable.”

Now, THR has gotten a hold of the script for the first episode and it “acknowledges the existence of sex with cheating as a central plot point.”

Another Disney+ show was just moved to Hulu due to the subject matter.