She later began work on an album, releasing the Christmas themed Santa Claus Lane (2002) through Walt Disney Records.
Upon signing with Hollywood Records, Duff began working on her second studio album, Metamorphosis (2003).
Scott Foundas of Variety called Duff's performance "charming," and thought she was "sidelined with little to do much of the time." The film saw her also portraying the character of Isabella Parigi, an Italian pop star who Mc Guire is later mistaken for.
' It's the same as kids that are going into sports.