Fans were pretty bummed when Disney announced that it was pulling the plug on the highly-anticipated “Lizzie McGuire” reboot.
The series was initially set to follow the titular character as she navigated her 30’s in New York City.
However, no one was more bummed than Hilary Duff, who starred in the original Disney Channel series.
In a new interview with “Good Morning America,” the 33-year-old actress said that the cancellation was a “big disappointment obviously.”
She also opened up about the two episodes that they were able to shoot that will never see the light of day.
“I will forever be grateful for the two episodes that we did shoot. It was a really special two weeks of my life."
When asked about what she thought Lizzie was like in the present-day, Duff noted: "I think she would be quirky, I think that she would struggle with confidence, but I think at the end of the day, she finds her footing.”
"That’s what’s so lovely about her, and that’s what so relatable is that she doesn’t have all the answers right away, but she's on the right path,” she added.
After pleas to move the reboot to Hulu for a more "mature" take were unsuccessful, the reboot was canceled in December 2020 due to disagreements between Disney executives and the show’s creative team.
“I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly & despite everyone's best efforts, it isn't going to happen. 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 have been and 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,” Duff wrote on Instagram as she announced the reboot would not be moving forward.
It seems as though fans will simply have to imagine that Lizzie’s adult life turned out similar to Kelsey Peters' on the hit comedy-sitcom “Younger.”
A spinoff centered on Duff's millennial character, who runs her own publishing imprint in New York City, was announced back in May 2020, though no network has been confirmed, Deadline reports.