Hilary Duff revives classic Lizzie McGuire hairstyle for Disney+ reboot
Disney+ finally launched its streaming service last week. And while we can get our binge on with classic Lizzie McGuire episodes, Hilary Duff continues to build anticipation for the forthcoming reboot.
Earlier this month, the actress confirmed the titular character’s animated alter ego would be making a return. Now, she’s sharing another glimpse from the set with a look at modern day Lizzie’s look.
The original series and spin-off feature film dominated the early 2000s, in turn giving us a time capsule of legendary decade-appropriate looks. Between Duff as McGuire and Lalaine as BFF Miranda Sanchez, the show highlighted some iconic hairstyles including crimps, color and beyond.
While we’re still pulling for Bad Girl McGuire to make a return, Duff gave us a peek of a classic look from the series with the return of her bangs.
She followed it up shortly later with an update on her natural diaper line, Happy Lil Camper. However, in the clip Duff can be seen sporting an “L” necklace, suggesting it was another look from the set.
Now, the actress is sharing an image directly from filimg where she’s rocking those new bangs and wearing a throwback Lisa Frank tee. Check it out below.
The original series premiered Jan. 21, 2001. It ran for two seasons, consisting of 65 episodes, before ending in 2004. The show was also adapted into a full-length feature film, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, in 2003.
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Adults everywhere lost it when news broke that Duff would be reprising her role as Lizzie McGuire for a Disney+ reboot. First rumored at the end of last year, the reboot plans were confirmed at D23 Expo in August.
Obviously just as excited as us, Duff has been sharing teasers across her Instagram feed.
“SURPRISE!!! I’ve been trying to contain this excitement for a loooong time while this has been in the works!” Duff shared after the D23 reveal. “I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl ♥️...and into her 30’s”
In October, Duff confirmed her original family would also be reprising their roles. Robert Carradine and Hallie Todd are returning to portray her parents while younger brother Matt will still be portrayed by Jake Thomas.
“We are standing in what will soon be the McGuire living room. What’s up fam. We doin this #lizziemcguire #disneyplus”
A few days later, Duff shared the first look from the upcoming reboot with the first day of shooting. “Happy first LIZZIE day!!!!! NYC.....cue the rain ? ✌? ☺️ ? #lizziemcguire”
The original run of Lizzie McGuire followed the titular character throughout her teen years, expressing her real thoughts and emotions through an animated alter ego. While we know Duff will be returning alongside her original casted family, not much else was revealed about that animated alter ego until now.
This month, Duff opened up about returning to the role with Entertainment Tonight, explaining part of the perks is delving into the same challenges she experiences in real-life. “That was part of the draw for me for coming back was the struggles that I feel as a 30-year-old,” Duff says.
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“She has gained a lot of confidence and she has a really cool career,” Duff continued. “She’s still going to be faced with challenging things, where, in middle school, those challenging things seemed simple and funny but relatable at the time. Now, in your 30s, it’s gonna be the same way but slightly heavier. [She’ll have] slightly bigger things to deal with.”
“I think it’s really gonna be fun to go on the journey with her at 30,” Duff added. “It’s the same Lizzie, but as an adult.”
While Duff will be giving us a look into the world of McGuire in her 30s, one thing that will not be changing is the animated alter ego. “She’s gonna stay the same,” Duff says. “She has an epic return and I am so excited. She’s really gonna be a lot of the comic relief in the show.”
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