If you need a sprinkle of slight joy amid this depressive news cycle, gimme the mic for a sec: it appears all hope is not lost on a Lizzie McGuire reboot, as Hilary Duff confirmed she’s still in talks with show executives.
“There’s still conversations going on in hopes that we can find a way to meet in the middle and both bend a little bit,” she told PEOPLE. “I understand that they have to protect their brand and there’s pretty strict guidelines on what that looks like.”
“I just have to make sure it’s the right move for me and that I feel like I’m honouring her and the character,” she continued, “and that it will be relatable to the people who grew up with her because those are the people I really want to speak to.”
Us. She’s speaking to us.
Hilary, I mean Lizzie, I mean Hilary, gave her followers the tea after the reunion project was initially halted. “Was incredibly excited to launch ‘Lizzie’ on D+ and my passion remains,” Duff told Instagram in February. “However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans’ relationship with Lizzie who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in her. I’d be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating.”
The Hollywood Reporter claimed to have read the pilot script, which allegedly contained storyline contained some fuccing and cheating.
I cannot stress this enough – Let Lizbeth fuck.
Anyway, stream Metamorphosis for clear skin and hopeful adult themes.