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“We feel the exact same, and I know it’s probably very frustrating”: Anne Hathaway Finally Addresses Fan Criticism Over Her Much Anticipated Movie

"We feel the exact same, and I know it's probably very frustrating": Anne Hathaway Finally Addresses Fan Criticism Over Her Much Anticipated Movie

Fans of the iconic 2001 film, The Princess Diaries have eagerly awaited a third installment of the franchise for over a decade. But with the announcement of a third film in late 2022, mixed reactions have been pouring in.

The latest addition to the franchise is set to be a continuation of the story rather than a reboot. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the return of their favorite characters, and the latest news of a third film has them both excited and apprehensive.

Anne Hathaway Excited To Return As Princess Mia

The original film grossed over $165.3 million worldwide and launched Anne Hathaway’s career in Hollywood. Fans of the movie were thrilled to hear the news of a sequel. However, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement failed to capture the same magic as the first film. The mixed reviews left fans wondering if a third installment would ever see the light of day.

Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries
Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries

Anne Hathaway, who played the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the hit movie franchise The Princess Diaries, recently expressed her excitement about returning to the role for a potential third installment. Despite the long wait and the uncertainties surrounding the project, Hathaway remains hopeful that they will be able to make it happen.

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The actress has been very vocal about her love for the character and the franchise, often expressing her desire to continue the story of Mia Thermopolis. In a recent interview, she even revealed that she had a plan to make it work, even if it meant going the extra mile to get the legendary Julie Andrews involved.

“If there’s any way to get Julie Andrews involved, I think we would make it work. We would go to where she was and put a green screen behind her and just make it happen.”

The overall response to the announcement of the new Princess Diaries movie seems to be positive, with Anne Hathaway expressing her excitement about returning to the role. She has also acknowledged the frustration that some fans may have felt during the long wait for the film.

Anne Hathaway in the Princess Diaries movie
Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries movie

Anne Hathaway sympathized with fans eagerly anticipating the new movie, stating that she and the rest of the team share their excitement. However, she also emphasized the importance of patience in the filmmaking process.

“We feel the exact same, and I know it’s probably very frustrating. It’s a process that requires patience, and so everybody should consider themselves a part of the movie business now, because this is how long it actually takes to make things.”

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Fans have been eagerly waiting to see what the actress will bring to the screen in her return as Princess Mia. Anne Hathaway’s undeniable charm and talent as an actress were evident in her performance in the first two films, and it will be interesting to see what she brings to the character now.

Julie Andrews’ Uncertainty Over the Project

Fans have been speculating about the return of their favorite characters, including the beloved Queen Clarisse, played by Julie Andrews. Andrews has expressed interest in returning to the franchise and working with Hathaway again.

Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews
Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews

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However, now it seems her interest may have waned a bit. When asked about her involvement, Andrews expressed concerns about her age and ability to participate in the film. While the news of Andrews’ uncertainty is disappointing to fans, it is understandable, considering she is now 87.

The Princess Diaries was a major hit for Andrews, and her role as Queen Clarisse remains one of her most memorable performances. Fans will undoubtedly miss her presence in the film, but the hope is that the film will still deliver the same magic as the original, with or without her participation.

Despite the uncertainties, The Princess Diaries franchise fans can take heart because a new movie is finally on the horizon. It may have taken over a decade, but the third installment of the beloved series is officially in development, much to the delight of fans eagerly waiting for any news regarding the continuation of the story.

Source: People

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.