Hilary Duff's most iconic TV role: Lizzie McGuire or Cadet Kelly? | The Tylt
Hilary Duff's most iconic TV role: Lizzie McGuire or Cadet Kelly?
Below is the synopsis of "Lizzie McGuire," per IMDB.
The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego.
While Hilary played Wendy in "Casper Meets Wendy" in 1998, Lizzie is regarded as her big breakout role. "Lizzie McGuire" became a big hit show on Disney Channel in 2001, and it's all because the leading lady was very relatable to pre-teens who were trying to navigate their way through those tough, but exciting early teenage years.
A fashion-conscious youngster is horrified when she is forced to move to military school.
Hilary was already a big Disney star when "Cadet Kelly" came out in 2002, but she became Disney Channel's queen with this movie. The TV blockbuster cemented Hilary's legacy.
"Cadet Kelly" definitely brought "Private Benjamin" vibes to a much younger generation. Plus, playing Kelly also showed us Hilary's versatility and depth; Kelly was a spoiled teenager that lacked discipline compared to Lizzie.