Anne Hathaway Confirms There's 'a Script' for Princess Diaries 3 — and Julie Andrews Is in!
The Princess of Genovia is back!
In Thursday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Anne Hathaway revealed that there is a script for a new The Princess Diaries film. It would follow the original movie from 2001, and 2004’s The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement — and it may include Julie Andrews, now 83, who famously played Queen Clarisse Renaldi, Hathaway’s character’s grandmother.
“There is a script for the third movie,” the 36-year-old actress confirmed. “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. It’s just we don’t want to unless it’s perfect because we love it just as much as you guys love it.
The mother of one continued, “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.”
The process of bringing the third installment to life might be taking longer than expected because the director of the first two movies, Gary Marshall, died in July 2016.
The original film starred Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis, an awkward teenager in San Francisco who is told she’s the heir to the Genovian throne after her father dies. The sequel introduced Chris Pine to the series as Mia’s love interest.
Marshall told PEOPLE in March 2016 he was planning on making a third film with the Ocean’s 8 actress.
“I was with Anne Hathaway a couple of weeks ago, it looks like we want to do Princess Diaries 3 in Manhattan,” he said. “Anne Hathaway is very pregnant, so we have to wait until she has the baby and then I think we’re going to do it.”
And back in July 2017, Meg Cabot — who wrote The Princess Diaries book series — addressed rumors of a possible third film in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
The author said there was interest in pursuing it “kind of as a tribute” to Marshall. “Who knows? [It] could happen, as we say,” she quipped.
Cabot added to EW that there’s only one thing she’d like to see.
“Actually, the one thing I’m really hoping for is a musical, so I hope we have a Broadway musical … obviously, somebody has to write the music and lyrics, and I’m not gonna do that because that’s not where my talents lie,” she said. “So, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that someday we’re gonna get one of those. That would be so fun.”
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During her talk show appearance, Hathaway also answered a question about her work with another film icon, Meryl Streep, who she appeared alongside in The Devil Wears Prada. The caller wanted to know if Hathaway were stuck in a lifeboat with Streep and Andrews, and she had to throw one out, who would it be?
“I’m going to make the choice that I think the person who gets booted off the lifeboat would make,” Hathaway said. “Meryl Streep is a very strong swimmer. I’m going to keep Julie Andrews on the boat.”