Calling all millennials in need of a sweet dose of nostalgia! All of us? Okay, cool.
We have some pretty exciting news concerning a couple of our favourite former Disney babes, Hilary Duff and Miley Cyrus.
In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, literal angel Hilary Duff shared a few updates on her career, including that Lizzie McGuire reboot that just can’t seem to get off the ground.
During the discussion, Duff was asked if she’d be interested in getting involved in a Hannah Montana x Lizzie McGuire crossover project. (Genius question.) She responded with about as much enthusiasm as you’d expect.
“Oh my god, I’ve never heard that one. But you might be starting something right now,” she gushed.
“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?”
Okay, so let’s dissect this a little. Clearly, Duff had never even thought of this as an option prior to this interview. But her reply is pretty positive, right? And with the right amount of fan interest, this could certainly become a possibility? Cyrus would have the be open to reprising the role of Hannah Montana, though… not sure about the likelihood of that.
In any case, I’m clinging to the words “anything goes these days” with all my might.
On the topic of Lizzie McGuire alone, Hilary Duff confirmed, however, that conversations are still happening despite that initial roadblock (butting heads regarding the presence of “adult themes” in the series).
She told Cosmo:
“I feel just as excited as everyone else. 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.”
Call me an optimist, but I have faith this project will find its feet and give the people what they want. (Rosy-hued nostalgia.)
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