After being assured there would be a Lizzie McGuire revival on Disney+ only to have it taken from our grasp, Hilary Duff has now revealed what the programme would’ve been about.
It’s been over two years when Disney Plus announced that a Lizzie McGuire revival will be made, with Hilary Duff reprising her role as the classic Disney Channel heroine. Following that, the relaunch was shelved due to worries that it would be “too mature.”
After that was taken away from us, Hilary subsequently remarked on Instagram that she felt a big duty to honour Lizzie’s fans’ bond. “I’d be doing everyone a disservice by reducing the reality of a 30-year-journey old’s to live under the PG rating ceiling,” she wrote. It’s crucial to me that her upcoming chapters are just as genuine and accessible as her experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life.”
“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 that moment, and she was like, ‘I need to pivot because everything that I thought was, wasn’t, and I’m turning 30,” she said in a new interview with Cosmopolitan. ‘What the f**k is going on?’ In the same interview, Hilary was asked if she had considered pulling a Ryan Reynolds and releasing any of the taped episodes, and this is what she answered.
“I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t had such thoughts a few times,” Hilary said. I’m still getting questioned about it. All it does is give new life to the fact that people still desire it, which is wonderful. It is neither dead nor living.”
But, for now, Hil can be seen in ‘How I Met Your Father,’ a remake of ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ The first two episodes of the Hulu show were released on Tuesday, and while the show is essentially the same as the original – you know, the classic group of friends in New York City trying to figure out their lives while hanging out at a bar with a narrator narrating the main character’s thoughts – the first two episodes are worth watching.
Angie Han, a reviewer for The Hollywood Reporter, wrote a lengthy review for the publication, and when she typed down, “It feels so far like a poor replica,” she said a lot. Meanwhile, Adrian Horton of The Guardian praised Hilary, writing, “What joy this sequel does have, it owes mainly to Duff.” They did note, though, that the programme “offers little incentive to watch other than nostalgia for the original.”
Fans that turned in to watch the spin-off had varied feelings about it as well. “How I Met Your Father is very much an ordinary sitcom,” one Twitter user said. I gave it a ‘eh’ rating. I’ll watch a few episodes to see whether it has the same charm as the original and if I care about the characters.” “I’ve been watching how I met your Mother my whole life since I was like five,” another wrote. I’m pretty sure I can quote every sentence from the episode I saw. It has aided me throughout my life. The way I met your father has to be the worst part – I’m hoping it gets better, but I despise it right now.”
Others decided to focus on the good aspects of How I Met Your Father. “How I met your father is really very enjoyable and I appreciate the cast variety!!,” one admirer said. “I was pleasantly pleased by how I met your father; I expected it to be worse,” one person commented. However, it was a lot of fun!” We’ve just seen two episodes, so the internet may have to give it another chance!
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