Julie Andrews was asked if she'll be okay with Princess Diaries 3, here's what she said

    The Princess Diaries movie franchise began in 2001 with the release of the first film, followed by a sequel in 2004.

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    Julie Andrews is content with closing the chapter on The Princess Diaries. When asked about the possibility of a third installment, the actress told TODAY.com that sometimes it's best to let a good thing be.23 years have passed since the first film premiered, featuring Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse Renaldi alongside Anne Hathaway, who portrays her granddaughter, Mia Thermopolis.

    The film traces Mia's path after discovering she's the heir to Genovia's throne. Mia eventually ascends to the throne in the 2004 sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Andrews mentioned being asked "so many times" about a potential follow-up film and expressed her happiness if one were to be made. However, she doesn't anticipate it happening.

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    Potential for a Third Film

    In 2019, Hathaway disclosed on an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that a script for the third movie existed. Hathaway, along with Julie and producer Debra Martin Chase, expressed their eagerness for the project, emphasizing their desire for perfection before moving forward.

    Andrews confirmed to TODAY.com that discussions about the project had taken place but emphasized that nothing concrete had materialized. Hathaway echoed similar sentiments to People in January 2023, stressing that the release of a third film requires patience.

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    Franchise Reception and Box Office Success

    The two films that garnered generally positive critical reception and achieved significant box office success. The first film, released in 2001, received praise for its charming storyline, Anne Hathaway's breakout performance, and Julie Andrews' regal portrayal. Critics admired its blend of humor, heart, and empowering themes. It grossed over $165 million worldwide.

    The sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, released in 2004, also received favorable reviews, with praise for Hathaway and Andrews' performances, as well as the expansion of the storyline. While it didn't match the financial success of its predecessor, it still performed well at the box office, grossing over $134 million worldwide.

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