Hilary Duff had a vision for what her character should be like all grown up and in her 30s, but it may have «spooked» Disney brass and, in turn, been the reason why the reboot went kaput.The 34-year-old actress reveals in a cover story that, after multiple passes on offers to reboot the popular Disney series, she finally agreed to revisit the role that defined her career.
But, according to the magazine, the project tanked in 2020 after Duff and the network differed on their vision for adult Lizzie.«She had to be 30 years old doing 30-year-old things,» Duff explains. «She didn't need to be doing bong rips and having one-night stands all the time, but it had to be authentic.
I think [the network] got spooked.»The plan came to fruition in 2019 when Disney announced Duff and the OG cast would return for a reboot.
The original series aired 65 episodes and spawned a movie. Things looked optimistic for the reboot, so much so that Disney+ reportedly shot two episodes of the reboot before the network pulled the plug.Read more on etonline.com