Hilary Duff is ‘very protective’ about Lizzie McGuire and tried to make a failed reboot work at Disney +

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She is known for her iconic role as a beloved Disney character.

And Hilary Duff admitted she’s ‘very protective’ of Lizzie McGuire and really fought to bring her back to life, despite a botched reboot with Disney +.

The 33-year-old actress spoke about the many ‘creative discussions’ between the network and the producers for an evolved Lizzie before talking about her new lead role in How I Met Your Father during a video interview for SiriusXM’s Jesse Cagle Show.

Hey now: Hilary Duff admitted she's 'very protective' about Lizzie McGuire and really fought to bring her back to life despite a botched reboot with Disney +

Hey now: Hilary Duff admitted she’s ‘very protective’ about Lizzie McGuire and really fought to bring her back to life despite a botched reboot with Disney +

“ That’s been a bit of the struggle, ” she said of the making of the updated show. Like I don’t want to call it a struggle because everyone is on loving terms between, you know, me and Disney and, but that’s been the thing.

‘I think they’re really trying to figure out what kind of content they want on Disney +, and that doesn’t quite line up with where I see Lizzie right now, you know, and I’m very protective of her and they’re very protective of her. ‘

In the summer of 2019, fans were overjoyed to hear that Hilary was returning to the role that made her a household name as filming would soon take place during a reboot of the classic tween show.

‘But the only thing for me was the way she could connect with what was going on in the people who watched the show,’ she said. “It was like they were watching themselves, you know, and, and that’s what they were talking about. And so for me, you know, we’ve got us, me, it only makes sense for me to do a show where she acts like a 30 year old in a modern world. ‘

Working Mom: The 33-year-old actress spoke about the many 'creative discussions' between the network and the producers for an evolved Lizzie before talking about her new lead role in How I Met Your Father during a video interview for SiriusXM's Jesse Cagle Show

Working Mom: The 33-year-old actress spoke about the many 'creative discussions' between the network and the producers for an evolved Lizzie before talking about her new lead role in How I Met Your Father during a video interview for SiriusXM's Jesse Cagle Show

Working Mom: The 33-year-old actress spoke about the many ‘creative discussions’ between the network and the producers for an evolved Lizzie before talking about her new lead role in How I Met Your Father during a video interview for SiriusXM’s Jesse Cagle Show

Before: Lizzie McGuire first aired in 2001 on Disney Channel and even hosted his own movie, which was released in 2003 and grossed $ 55 million at the box office.

Before: Lizzie McGuire first aired in 2001 on Disney Channel and even hosted his own movie, which was released in 2003 and grossed $ 55 million at the box office.

Before: Lizzie McGuire first aired in 2001 on Disney Channel and even hosted his own movie, which was released in 2003 and grossed $ 55 million at the box office.

She admitted there were “ a lot of creative discussions ” to get Lizzie’s character up to date as a grown woman entering new relationships.

“We tried to make it work,” she said. “And you know, there are always lots of conversations, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

Lizzie McGuire first aired in 2001 on Disney Channel and even hosted his own movie, which was released in 2003 and grossed $ 55 million at the box office.

When Terri Minsky left the show in early 2020, Disney released a statement about creative differences.

Trio: Hilary starred alongside Lalaine Vergara-Paras and Adam Lamberg who played Lizzie's best friends Miranda Sanchez and David 'Gordo' Gordon

Trio: Hilary starred alongside Lalaine Vergara-Paras and Adam Lamberg who played Lizzie's best friends Miranda Sanchez and David 'Gordo' Gordon

Trio: Hilary starred alongside Lalaine Vergara-Paras and Adam Lamberg who played Lizzie’s best friends Miranda Sanchez and David ‘Gordo’ Gordon

“We tried to make it work,” she said. ‘And you know, there are always a lot of conversations, but I don’t think it will happen’ (seen in a clip of the reboot)

Duff pleaded with Disney to move the show to Hulu so viewers could watch her character evolve from a teenager to a young adult living in town, a step from the show Love, Simon for a similar situation.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed in March that a leaked script contained “ the existence of sex with cheating as the central plot point, ” which could be why Disney wanted to use a PG rating.

‘Was incredibly excited to launch’ Lizzie ‘on D + and my passion remains!’ she wrote. However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans’ relationship with LIZZIE, who, like me, grew up and saw herself in her.

“We tried to make it work,” she said. ‘And you know, there are always a lot of conversations, but I don’t think it’s going to happen’

Help: Duff begged Disney to move the show to Hulu so viewers could see how her character evolved from a teenager to a young adult living in town, a step taken by the show Love, Simon for a similar situation

Help: Duff begged Disney to move the show to Hulu so viewers could see how her character evolved from a teenager to a young adult living in town, one step from the show Love, Simon for a similar situation

Help: Duff begged Disney to move the show to Hulu so viewers could see how her character evolved from a teenager to a young adult living in town, a step taken by the show Love, Simon for a similar situation

“ I would be doing anyone a disservice by limiting the reality of a 30-year-old’s journey to live below the ceiling of a PG rating, ” she continued. “It’s important to me that just as her experience as a preteen / teen navigating her life was authentic, her subsequent chapters are equally real and recognizable.”

“It would be a dream if Disney let us move the show to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character back to life,” she added.

And while Duff is putting Lizzie’s character behind him, Duff is gearing up for the lead role in the remake of How I Met Your Mother for Hulu, aptly titled How I Met Your Father.

‘I don’t know how much I can say and the script,’ she said. ‘I mean, the script was that good. I literally called and I was like, “Please, yes, please let them pick me.”

So I, you know, I don’t want to give it all away and the script is definitely going to be changed a bit. But it does tie in and, you know, hopefully we have some nice guest appearances from, from the original cast. ‘

New appearance: And as Duff leaves Lizzie's character, she is gearing up to star in the remake of How I Met Your Mother for Hulu, aptly titled How I Met Your Father

New appearance: And as Duff leaves Lizzie's character, she is gearing up to star in the remake of How I Met Your Mother for Hulu, aptly titled How I Met Your Father

New appearance: And as Duff leaves Lizzie’s character, she is gearing up to star in the remake of How I Met Your Mother for Hulu, aptly titled How I Met Your Father

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