These days, Mandy Moore is well-known for acting projects like This is Us. However, back in 2001 when The Princess Diaries came out, Mandy Moore was more known for songs like "Candy" and "I Wanna Be With You" than acting. The Princess Diaries really made an impact on her career in the acting business, and recently Mandy Moore shared a throwback photo of herself, Heather Matarazzo and the already-famous Julie Andrews on the movie's set, and they look pretty flawless. You can check it out, below.
If you can remember way back to when The Princess Diaries came out, you may know that Anne Hathaway's character, Mia Thermopolis, was in high school when she learned about her royal background. Mandy Moore played popular chick and bully Lana and Heather Matarazzo played Mia's best pal Lilly. This explains their school girl outfits. It's been a while since I've seen the flick in question, and I'm not really sure how much the three characters really interacted with one another in the first movie, but it's cool Mandy Moore and co. all got to meet Julie Andrews on the set.
In the time since The Princess Diaries came out, Mandy Moore has kept busy in the acting world. She followed up The Princess Diaries gig with A Walk To Remember, How To Deal, Chasing Liberty and Saved! Before graduating to more adult projects, including a gig on Entourage, the comedy License to Wed and more recently NBC's This is Us. She's also kept up the relationship with Disney, doing voice work for Tangled and the TV series starring Rapunzel, as well.
Over the past couple of years, there has also been some talk regarding a cast reunion in the form of Princess Diaries 3. When last we heard about it, director Garry Marshall said that a third movie could happen and that there had been some talks with Disney about the project. Of course, Garry Marshall sadly passed away in 2016 and so a third movie would certainly have a different bent if it did come together at this point. Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore are also super busy these days, so if a new movie did happen, Disney might opt to pull a Hocus Pocus and do a cheaper remake rather than bringing back the original cast.
Since nothing has been announced, The Princess Diaries 3 might never come to fruition, but if it does, we will certainly be here to tell you all about it. For now, you can catch This is Us on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. Catch Anne Hathaway in Ocean's 8 in theaters this year and catch Heather Matarazzo in the upcoming flick Billboard.
Plus, if you are a big fan of throwback photos in general, Mandy Moore's Instagram is a great source of 'em. My personal favorite is probably this amazing image of Moore with JT. You're welcome.
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