‘Mean Girls’ Cast Reunites 10 Years Later
Most millenials remember where they were when they saw ‘Mean Girls’ for the first time. Whether you were first in line when it was released, hanging out with your own group of Plastics (because you were invited as a joke — ahem) or catching a subsequent screening on television years later, you probably remember it.
That’s because ‘Mean Girls’ has joined the ranks of quotable teen comedies — like ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘The Breakfast Club’ and every other John Hughes movie to ever come out — to became a cultural phenomenon that still manages to resonate with a whole new crop of teens today. Proof? Check your Twitter feed every October 3rd.
Somehow, it’s been 10 years since the now-iconic film was released — that marks 10 years since Tina Fey was fully thrust into the spotlight, since Lindsay Lohan became a household name and constant tabloid fodder, since Rachel McAdams dated and dumped Ryan Gosling. Entertainment Weekly had an opportunity to sit down with the cast and reflect on the film’s legacy, and we have to warn you — it’s totally fetch.
Some surprises? Lindsay fought with director Mark Waters over her role — she initially wanted to play Queen Bee Regina George, while Rachel McAdams wanted to play nice-girl-turned-mean-girl Cady Heron. They ended up playing opposite roles, and thank goodness for that.
Amanda Seyfried, on the other hand, was glad to be in the movie at all, saying: “You only get so many breaks in your life. I just wanted to be in the movie. To be asked to play Karen, I was like, ‘Great! Whatever!'”
Despite the many lines that have since been quoted ‘round the world, the cast of ‘Mean Girls’ hasn’t quite caught on to their own script yet. Lindsay mentioned that while she was leaving the playhouse for ‘Speed-the-Plow’ the other day, “someone said, ‘Do you know what day it is?’ and someone said, ‘It’s October 3rd!’ I was like, ‘What? I don’t understand!’ I didn’t know what they meant. Then I realized it!’
Something similar happened to Lacey Chabert, who played the dense heiress to the Toaster Strudel empire, Gretchen Weiners: “My new nephew was born on October 3rd. My brother came home from work and goes, “Everyone at work keeps going, ‘Oh, your baby is so lucky! Your baby is born on ‘Mean Girls’ Day!’ He goes, ‘What is that? Can you explain that to me?’
When asked where they think their Plastics characters would be 10 years from now, they responded:
Amanda: “Karen would manage or own a store that sells really cool dog attire, like Swarovski dog collars and Halloween costumes for animals. She’s probably really focused.”
Lindsay: “Cady’s with Oprah in Africa working at children’s schools with a family, teaching girls to be nice to each other.”
Lacey: “Gretchen is probably running the Toaster Strudel empire. She is probably married and has, like, seven babies right now. She and Jason worked it out. She has very big curly hair.”
Rachel: “Regina is a Real Housewife. She’d have too much time on her hands, for sure. She’s probably found all her other Reginas.”
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