10 Things You Never Knew About Lizzie McGuire

If you’re a millennial you were probably obsessed with Lizzie McGuire growing up. The show made a star of Hilary Duff and created a base of seriously loyal fans who will never lose their love for the cult Disney show. However, even if you’ve seen every episode a zillion times, you might not know these little known facts.

1. The show was originally supposed to be called, What’s Lizzie Thinking.

2. The role of Lizzie almost went to actress Sara Paxton.

3. Ethan Craft may have been the show’s most crushable guy, but his character was first written to be a bully.

4. Gordon’s full name was David Gordon.

5. Speaking of Gordo, Adam Lamberg who played him, was three years older than his character.

6. Hilary may have played both Lizzie and Isabella in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, but it was her sister Haylie’s voice singing for Isabella.

7. There was almost a spinoff, but due to contractual disagreements with Hilary Duff, it never happened.

8. Selena Gomez was cast as the lead in one planned spinoff based around Lizzie’s best friend Miranda Sanchez, called What’s Stevie Thinking. Obviously it never happened, but it would’ve been cute!

9. Only the first season of the show is available on DVD in the United States.

10. Kate’s last name changed from Saunders to Sanders over the course of the show.