How Christy Carlson Romano Lost Role In “The Princess Diaries” To Anne Hathaway


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.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“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.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“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.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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.

The Princess Diary was directed by Garry Marshall. Anne Hathaway prevailed upon the lead role over several established young actresses in her movie debut, while The Princess Diaries recognized the finish of Andrews’ semi-retirement from acting and return to Disney films, her first since Mary Poppins.

Reactions to Christy Romano Lost Lead Role To Anne Hathaway

when you ask Christy Carlson Romano how she feels about losing The Princess Diaries to Anne Hathaway:

"And she has a very distinctive look, right? Because she looks like me" is when I took to my bed.

By Christy Carlson Romano standards I have lost a LOT of jobs to Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is amazing but if Christy Carlson Romano would have got The Princess Diaries she would have ATE

More than clickbate, @ChristyRomano’s personal, sincere and raw honesty is changing my life. Artist to artist, Christy, your videos are what I needed to hear and feel. Thank you. #Healing

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I thought Anne Hathaway and Christy Carlson Romano were the same person up until a few years ago

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