Anne Hathaway on Friday confirmed news of The Princess Diaries 3, the third installment of 2001 and 2004 Disney hit.
Julie Andrews, who played Clarisse Renaldi, Mia Thermopolis’s grandmother and the queen of Genovia, in the first two movies is back on board.
Based on the books by Meg Cabot, the first Princess Diaries saw a bushy-haired and bespeckled Mia Thermopolis played by Hathway contend with her regal position, thrust upon her at 16 by her grandmother (and Queen), played by Andrews. The second movie saw a more polished, though still clumsy, princess navigate her kingdom, and the court’s dated expectations of marriage, alongside Chris Pine.
On an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Hathaway said that there is already a script for the third film and that the original Diaries gang is very down: “I want to do it. Julie [Andrews] wants to do it. Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it. We all really want it to happen.”
She added that: “It’s just [that] we don’t want to unless it’s perfect 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.”
Even before Hathaway confirmed there was a script, Cabot said that a script exists. She also said that if the movie gets made, it’ll happen “kind of as a tribute” to Garry Marshall, director of the first two movies, who passed away in 2016.
But Cabot refused to reveal any further details, apart from saying that the movies would likely deviate from the book series. She said, “I think of them as two different universes.”