Despite performing the theme song for the reality TV series, Hilary Duff confesses she has never even seen Laguna Beach. But there’s a good reason for that. “III…I just didn’t…I didn’t watch!” she told Andy Cohen during the Jan. 26 episodes of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. The Lizzie McGuire star, 35, seemed as surprised as everyone else as she made the admission after Andy asked her if she was a “big fan” of the series.
But the “Come Clean” singer, chicly clad in a black latex mini dress and matching stiletto heels, was quick to offer up a legitimate explanation. “You guys, I have to tell you, can I confess something right now?” she began. “Okay. In a moment in time when you could not record TV shows, I was on tour,” she explained. “So, I missed a huge chunk of big things that people talk about that I didn’t get to experience. And then my song was like the theme song, and I loved that because I lived at MTV for a while.”
Andy then asked how “Come Clean” came to be the theme for the beloved reality show — which eventually launched spinoffs The HillsThe Hills: New Beginnings, and The City. Did she, by any chance, get paid big bucks? “I definitely didn’t get super rich by them using it as the theme, and I am not going to pretend to know what went on in the background for them to use it,” she told Andy. “But they used it, they also used the song “Sweet Sixteen” for that Sweet Sixteen show.” Hilary was referring to, of course to MTV hit My Super Sweet 16.
Elsewhere in the interview, she said she might be able to pull of a Lizzie Mcquire reboot series — despite the last effort falling through. She was careful about what she’d say, but noted that Disney + was “very new” and that she was “optimistic” that it could happen again in the future.