Becoming the Princess of Genovia was taken away from her.
Christy Carlson Romano revealed during a video she uploaded on her YouTube channel the reason behind why she “lost” the lead role in “The Princess Diaries” to Anne Hathaway which wound up being Anne’s first film as well.
The movie came out in 2001, about two decades ago and about halfway through Christy’s time on “Even Stevens.” The Kim Possible actress clarified how she had been practicing for the Princess Diaries tryout while on the arrangement of Even Stevens.
“I remember going over and over my lines with her, prepping for this audition,” alluding to Donna Pescow who played as her mother on the show… “And I wanted to do this audition so badly. I wanted to do this audition so badly. I don’t know why, but I just knew it was going to be a big deal for me.”
“I was like, ‘Wow if I got this, I could jump over from Disney TV to Disney proper, right?’ It was a big chance and, unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance,” she said.
Christy also disclosed that she was on the Even Stevens set the day she was supposed to audition for The Princess Diaries and last-minute planning changes constrained her to stay at work longer than required on the series.
“It is like almost time for me to leave to go get ready for the audition. I get called in by the producers, and they say, ‘Christy, we don’t have time for you to go to the audition today, I didn’t get to go because we had to film overtime or something like that.”
“At the time, you couldn’t just put yourself on tape… If you didn’t show up for the audition, chances are you weren’t going to get the opportunity. And this was a big one,” she added.
She ended the video in a good note by saying, “There’s a lot of different roads you can take in your life and your career. Just because you didn’t get the one chance you thought you needed to have in order to make your life some grand experience.”
“The only person that you are responsible for is yourself. And you have one life and you really got to make the most of what you have. Not one thing is going to define you,” Christy concluded.
Reactions to Christy Romano Lost Lead Role To Anne Hathaway
By Christy Carlson Romano standards I have lost a LOT of jobs to Anne Hathaway— Ryan Andrews (@Rtayrews) September 16, 2021
Anne Hathaway is amazing but if Christy Carlson Romano would have got The Princess Diaries she would have ATE— YOU GOT LOBSTER OIL? (@BlackGirlGrape) September 17, 2021
boss keeps pinging me like I’m not busy watching christy carlson romano’s youtube premiere about how she lost the princess diaries role to anne hathaway— LIL BITCH (@cacasmiddlename) September 16, 2021
Christy carlson romano is now basically saying she and anne hathaway are twins 💀— Madison Montgomery, movie star. (@madisonmntgmr) September 16, 2021