It’s a bittersweet day for Lizzie McGuire fans.
Tuesday marks 20 years since Hilary Duff introduced Disney Channel viewers to the now-iconic teen queen/occasional Italian pop star, but how can we celebrate the show’s legacy when we’re still mourning what could have been? (Duff confirmed in December that the show’s Disney+ revival is no longer happening.)
We’ll tell you how: by taking a page from Lizzie’s book and powering through! When Lizzie had to review Miranda’s awful performance in the school play, did she cave and give her bestie a glowing write-up? No. And when Lizzie got handcuffed to her demonic little brother, did that stop her from shamelessly flirting with Ethan all day? Absolutely not. And when the neighborhood paperboy broke up with her, did she spend several days crying her eyes out? Actually… yes, she did. That was a really sad episode. (Cue Mandy Moore’s “Walk Me Home.”)
Anyway, scroll down to see what the show’s main cast — Hilary Duff (Lizzie), Adam Lamberg (Gordo), Lalaine (Miranda), Jake Thomas (Matt), Hallie Todd (Jo), Robert Carradine (Sam), Ashlie Brillault (Kate) and Clayton Snyder (Ethan) — looks like in the year of our Lizzie 2021: