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One of those quintessential examples of being a guilty pleasure but not being critically acclaimed is a movie like Princess Diaries. The romantic comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews in leading roles saw a lot of love from the viewers. It is amazing how the latest film of the franchise was released in 2004 and it has been over 15 years since then but still resonates with many. So, can a third installment happen? Will it happen? This question arises all the more because there were rumors about a third film happening in the series soon.
"Well, the truth is I haven't heard," Andrews, who plays Queen Clarisse Renaldi of Genovia, told host Andy Cohen. "But there's been talk about it for quite a while. I think [co-star Anne Hathaway] had or is having a second child and she's busy and I've been busy. I think if it happens, it would be lovely, and if it doesn't, I wouldn't have known about it."
In contrast, Hathaway a.k.a Mia Thermopolis confessed earlier this year that the film is indeed further along than what Andrews suggested. "There is a script for the third movie," the Devil Wears Prada actress told the host. "There is a script. I want to do it, Julie wants to do it, Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it. We all really want it to happen."
Hathaway, however, did note that there would only be the third installment if it's the right story. "It's just, we don't want to do it unless it's perfect," she previously admitted. "Because we love it just as much as you guys love it. It's as important to us as it is to you and we don't want to deliver anything until it's ready. But we're working on it."
For Andrews, it would be a tribute to the franchise's late director Garry Marshall. "I think we might do it in honor of him," she mused to Buzzfeed News in 2017. "Annie had an idea that she wanted to pursue it, and I'm all for it, so if she'd like to."
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