Hilary Duff confirms ‘Lizzie McGuire’ has her life together in upcoming Disney+ reboot
This is what the dreams of young millennials are made of.
Fans who grew up watching Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” are getting an encore of their favorite tween and her animated alter ego who spent 2001 to 2004 navigating popularity, boys, butterfly clips, and of course, bras and unicorn sweaters.
“Lizzie McGuire” 2.0 will age Lizzie up to 30, wherein, “She has kind of the perfect life.”
Not only is she apprenticing for “a fancy New York City decorator,” but she has a “much bigger shoe budget,” and a “dream apartment in Brooklyn,” which, save for the career mishaps, sounds suspiciously likely her current role on “Younger."
No word yet on whether best friend and later love interest Gordo (Adam Lambert) will return, but it seems like Lizzie has traded in the short-lived loves of her past — Ethan Kraft, Paolo, the real life Aaron Carter and Frankie Muniz — for her a snazzy SoHo restaurateur, who Duff calls “her dream guy.”
Both the original series’ creator, Terri Minsky, and animated Lizzie — still 13 years old and still “constantly babbling” — are also making a comeback. Minsky will serve as showrunner.
“Lizzie McGuire” may have only run for three years, but the franchise spawned an equally adored movie and the very best of early 2000s merchandise (Game Boy Advance games, Happy Meal toys, you name it).