Hilary Duff Spoke About Plot Of Scrapped Lizzie McGuire

Hilary Duff is back on our TV screens, but not as Lizzie McGuire.

Duff’s fans are pleased to see the reboot starring titled “How I Met Your Father” makes its debut.


Hilary was set to lead the “Lizzie McGuire” revival on Disney + with the original stars from the series. After months of streaming, it was unceremoniously scrapped over its more mature direction once the project was announced and filmed several episodes.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Hilary finally revealed what Lizzie would have been up to these years later, giving the rest of us a better sense of why Disney passed over the project.

She said, “My character was moving back home with her parents because she caught her soon-to-be fiancé cheating on her, and she was falling flat on her face at the moment and being like, ‘I need to pivot because everything that I thought was wasn’t and I am turning 30.”

When asked if she had thought of disclosing the waking episodes herself, Duff admitted it had crossed her mind.

Hilary said, “I would be lying if I didn’t say I didn’t have those thoughts a few times.

She continued, “I wouldn’t because, in my 34 years, I have realized that everything does happen for a reason. There is a time and a place for everything. It just was not her moment.”

Hilary even talked about her responsibility for honoring the character’s legacy and doing it one “disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating.”


She concluded her position by asking Disney to relocate the series to Hulu. However, her arguments remained unanswered, and the recovery was officially interrupted in December 2020.