Hilary Duff introduced an exciting prospect for Disney Channel fans this week, as she teased that Hannah Montana and Lizzie McGuire could potentially join forces during an interview with Cosmopolitan. Though both series ending several years ago — the former left the airwaves back in 2004 while the latter came to an end in 2011 — Hilary revealed that she was very open to teaming up with Miley Cyrus for a crossover episode as her show prepares to get the reboot treatment.
When the outlet suggested that the two might team up, Hilary teased, “never say never.”
“You might be starting something right now,” the actress responded. “I love Miley, I recently was on her show that she created during the quarantine, and she’s just awesome.”
The star then noted that she knew Miley was a big fan of her and Lizzie McGuire when she was growing up, and suggested that there’s a chance the singer and actor could be open to reprising her character for a special crossover episode.
“She’s always showing me so much love and it kind of embarrasses me in a way… it’s really sweet that she’s just so vocal about being a fan growing up with me and I love her,” Hilary continued of her friendship with her fellow Disney Channel star.
“I don’t know, I’ve never thought about a… crossover… Anything goes these days, right?” she joked.
Hilary also gave an update on the reboot of her iconic show, which ran for two seasons and 65 episodes between 2001 and 2004, saying that the new version of the hit was experiencing a few bumps in the road. It was picked up and they began filming but its fate was thrown into uncertainty back in January over creative differences.
“We started shooting, we stopped shooting and went back to the drawing board,” she explained.
Hilary noted that the project was then “put on hold” even further because of the ongoing pandemic, but revealed that she’s now in the middle of negotiations with Disney and Disney+ to determine the best direction for the series.
Despite all the trouble, the “Beat Of My Heart” singer appeared optimistic that the reboot would still get made. She told the outlet that they’re still “talking weekly” about the project and said that she feels “really good” about how things are moving ahead.
“It’s a work in progress,” the mom of one added.
She shared that she’s very excited to bring the character back and is dedicated to making sure the new series will be the best it can be.