8 Important Life Lessons From 'Life-Size'

by Maitri Suhas

For far too long, there have been bright, shiny rumors about a Life-Size sequel, but, on Wednesday supermodel Tyra Banks, the perfect doll that came to life in the 2000 made-for-TV Disney movie, talked to Hollywood Life and said the wait shouldn't be long now. Can it be? Banks said that allegedly Disney Channel is hoping for a Christmas 2016 release date for Life-Size 2, the second coming of Eve the doll, who taught a young Lindsay Lohan how to heal after her mother's death, how to make friends, and how to bring out her eyes with just a little make-up. Also, that witchcraft is accessible at your local bookstore (it was a weird, albeit brilliant, Disney Channel Original Movie).

And 15 long years later, the lessons that Eve the brought-to-life Barbie doll, and Casey the sweet grumpy tween played by LiLo, still stand. Eve was on a mission to "be a positive role model for all girls," and, for a character in a Disney Channel movie, had surprising nuances that shed a lot of light on the struggle to be your best self as a girl in the world. Here are eight lessons that we learned from Life-Size that have stood the test of time, just like Eve. (And I bet you already know the most important lesson of all.)

1. Education Is Important

And it's never too late to learn something new!

2. Take Care Of The Environment

Maybe Disney Channel will use Life-Size 2 to focus on the climate change crisis?

3. Nobody's Perfect

And that's OK. This is a lesson that I still haven't learned, and I'm almost 26. How is Lindsay Lohan's character so wise as a tween?

4. Even "Perfect" People Have Problems

Eve was made to be a perfect doll, a pretty heavy-handed but necessary metaphor about the unrealistic expectations placed on young girls and young women. Even if you think someone is better off than you, you don't know what kind of adversity they face in their everyday life.

5. Fake It 'Til You Make It

Let this .gif guide you through your toughest days: nobody really knows what they are doing.

6. Strive To Have A PMA

That's a Positive Mental Attitude. Note though: you can't fault Eve for not understanding depression and anxiety; I don't think the brand Marathon programmed that into her.

7. Life Should Be Savored

And, more importantly, so should food. Especially bread.

8. Shine Bright, Shine Far

Don't be shy, be a star. Where you live, where you are, BE A STA-A-A-A-R. Because, just like Eve, you are great, no matter where you go. Confidence is tough, but it's so vital.

It's important to note that, while we are all surely giddy about the prospect of Banks potentially coming back to life out of the box, she hasn't confirmed that Lindsay Lohan will be returning. However, what other plot could there be besides that Casey is all grown up? I'll play you out with this.

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