It’s time to celebrate Lizzie McGuire! On January 12, 2001 Disney Channel was changed forever when the fan-favorite series aired its first episode.
The series aired from 2001 to 2004, and it followed 13-year-old Lizzie as she experienced her teenage years. The show starred Hilary Duff, Lalaine, Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Jake Thomas, Clayton Snyder and Ashlie Brillault first hit the network over 20 years ago, and since then, the cast of the epic show has certainly grown up. They’ve also kept the show in their hearts all these years and hoped to come back for a reboot. Their dreams came true in August 2019 when Disney announced that the show would be coming back with Hilary reprising her role. More than one year later, in December 2020, she announced that the reboot was canceled.
“I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life. She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans’ loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me. I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly and despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen,” she wrote via Instagram. “I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It’s what the character deserves. We can all take a moment to mourn the amazing woman she would’ve been in the adventures we would have taken with her. I’m very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn’t align. Hey now, this is what 2020s made of.”
Since then, Hilary has spoken in various interviews about what caused the highly anticipated show to stop production.
“I don’t want to call it a battle cause everyone’s on very like loving terms between, you know, me and Disney, but that that’s been the thing,” the actress shared during a May 2021 interview with the Jess Cagle Show. “I think they’re 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, you know, and I’m like very protective of her and they’re very protective of her.”
But what else has Hilary and the cast been up to since the show came to an end in 2004? Click through the gallery to see what the cast of Lizzie McGuire is up to now, and prepare to be shook over how different they all look.
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