Christy Carlson Romano reveals a scheduling conflict forced her to miss ...

Christy Carlson Romano reveals a scheduling conflict forced her to miss ...
Christy Carlson Romano reveals a scheduling conflict forced her to miss ...

Christy Carlson Romano says she could have landed the lead role that Anne Hathaway won in the 2001 film The Princess Diaries. 

But a scheduling conflict with the Disney Channel show Even Stevens prevented her from going to the audition, forcing the star, 37, to miss out on a big opportunity, she explained in a "YouTube video.

'It is almost time for me to leave to go get ready for the audition, and I get called in by the producers and they say, "Christy, we don't have time for you to go to the audition today,"' the Cadet Kelly actress said.

Almost royalty: Christy Carlson Romano posted a video explaining why she didn't make her audition for The Princess Diaries

Almost royalty: Christy Carlson Romano posted a video explaining why she didn't make her audition for The Princess Diaries

A classic: The Princess Diaries starred Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews and follows a young girl from San Francisco as she finds out she's royalty

A classic: The Princess Diaries starred Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews and follows a young girl from San Francisco as she finds out she's royalty

'At the time, you couldn't just put yourself on tape. ... So if you didn't show up for the audition, chances are you weren't gonna get the opportunity. And this was a big one.'

She went on to call the lead role in the coming-of-age comedy a 'big chance, and unfortunately, I didn't get a chance.

'I wanted to do this audition so badly. I don't know why, but I just knew it could be a big deal for me. I didn't get that audition. I didn't get to go because we had to film overtime or something like that. Sadly, I never got my shot at that.'  

'I wanted to do this audition so badly': The actress revealed that she knew from the start that the movie had a chance to be big

 'I wanted to do this audition so badly': The actress revealed that she knew from the start that the movie had a chance to be big

A missed opportunity: Carlson Romano, seen here with Shia LaBeouf during the run of Even Stevens, had a last minute scheduling conflict caused by the Disney Channel show

A missed opportunity: Carlson Romano, seen here with Shia LaBeouf during the run of Even Stevens, had a last minute scheduling conflict caused by the Disney Channel show 

While the former alcohol addict though she would've done a great job with the role she said Anne Hathaway was good.

'She's amazing,' the voice of Kim Possible said. 'She was so cute in it and so charming.'

This is the second time in recent days that Carlson Romano has

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