Tyra Banks Confirms A Life-Size Sequel Because The World Is Beautiful And Magic Is Real


Your absolute favorite Disney Channel Original Movie– the one where a teeny tiny Lindsay Lohan hangs out with a barbie doll that looks exactly like Tyra Banks until it turns into the real Tyra Banks– is getting a sequel. You heard me. Life-Size 2.

Banks spoke with Digital Spy about the upcoming reboot of the world’s most cherished made-for-TV classic:

I have a meeting today to go over the script! I swear! I don’t think it’ll be out until probably 2015, but I’m guessing it could be late 2014 or 2015. But it will be back, Life-Size will be back, better than ever. I can’t tell you anything, unfortunately. I’m under contract with Disney and I can’t talk about it at all, except that it’s coming. But it will be very different, very different. Very modern– a modern take.

I can say with total honesty that this is the greatest news I’ve heard today. Can they please, please recreate the scene where Tyra learns what bread is and can’t stop smelling it? I relate to that. Or the one where she’s pretending to be working as a secretary but she’s just staring into space banging on a keyboard? Because that’s essentially what I do for a living.

life-size is the literal best

Thank you, television gods. I’m actually overflowing with love (even though there’s zero chance they’ll be able to get Lindsay back for the second installment). Our sister site, Crushable, is feeling it too– Corinne Caputo hits the nail on the head:

Life Size taught me many things. Obviously I learned that dolls come alive but more importantly I learned that you could wish things into existence with simply a hairbrush and a little bit of determination. So with this announcement of a sequel in mind, I am so excited to announce that one of the wishes I made in 2000 has finally come true.

Did you hear that? All movie magic has officially been declared real. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll just be rocking back and forth in my closet– 13 Going On 30 style– muttering about being “thirty, flirty, and thriving” until I get Jennifer Garner‘s boobs and the chance to make out with Mark Ruffalo. Anything can happen.

Via Us Weekly / Photos: Life-Size (2000)

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    • Kaitlin Reilly

      I could not be happier about this. I wish I still had a VCR so I could watch it…

    • Lindsey Conklin

      What?! Whoo hoo!!!

    • Roxanne Marie Zoltan

      I’m worried this will be like the time she promised her talkshow audience her coveted amazing magical beauty secret and it was just vaseline covered in swarovski crystals :(

    • Trista Casey

      I have never heard of this movie, but now I desperately want to watch it just for that bread-sniffing scene.