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Hilary Duff Explains Why the 'Lizzie McGuire' Revival Series Was Canceled

Hilary Duff Explains Why the 'Lizzie McGuire' Revival Series Was Canceled

Hilary Duff is opening up in detail about the axed Lizzie McGuire revival series and she’s explaining why the show never saw the light of day.

The 33-year-old actress filmed two episodes for the planned Disney+ series, but then the streaming service shocked fans by announcing that the show was not moving forward. See the photos that we have from the first day of filming.

Click inside to find out what Hilary said in a new interview…

Hilary opened up in a new interview for SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show.

“I think they are really trying to figure out what kind of content they want living on Disney+, and that doesn’t totally align with, like, where I see Lizzie right now,” Hilary said. “I’m very protective of her and they’re very protective of her.”

Hilary and the show’s original creator Terri Minsky wanted to take the show in a more adult direction to match the age Lizzie would be now, but Disney didn’t have the same vision.

She said, “The one thing for me was just the way that she could connect with what was going on in people that were watching the show. And so, for me, it only makes sense to me to shoot a show where she’s acting like a 30-year-old in a modern world.”

“There [were] a lot of creative discussions where maybe they were thinking that’s not quite right, and we were trying to make it work,” Hilary added. “And, you know, there’s always, like, lots of conversations, but I don’t think it’s going to be happening.”

Despite the revival series getting canceled, Hilary still has positive things to say about the experience.

“It was lovely to relive that even for three weeks of my life, because, you know, there was a point in my life where I couldn’t stand Lizzie McGuire,” she said. “And I was like, ‘I don’t want to hear that name ever again.’ And now that I’m my age, I’m, like, I love her. She’s, you know, this is where it all began for me. And she is me and I am her. And I brought what I could to that, which was very much just who I am inside. And so to tap into that again, even for a moment, was really a great experience.”

It was just announced a couple weeks ago that Hilary has an exciting television series in the works at Hulu.

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