On October 3rd, Cady Heron, Ms. Norbury, and a few other members of “The Plastics” joined forces for a virtual reunion in honor of National Mean Girls Day. They shared some behind the scenes secrets about the movie and encouraged fans to vote in the upcoming election.
Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried were joined by moderator Kate Couric, as they surprised fans with this reunion, 16 years later. In case you forgot, “On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was,” Cady said about Aaron Samuels, and the day has been celebrated ever since.
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Something fun for this tumultuous time. Thanks to all of you, we reached our goal with @headcountorg to get over 5,000 voter activations! To celebrate that – Tina Fey and I got the whole gang back together for a Mean Girls Reunion! Happy #MeanGirlsDay 😃 PS: It’s exactly 1 month from election day so please please make sure you are registered and have a plan to #vote on November 3rd – it’s so important! We can still keep the momentum going – head over to the link in my bio to learn more. @lindsaylohan @mingey @thereallacey @anagasteyer @whatsupdanny @jonathandbennett @rajivsurendra @headcountorg @meangirls @meangirlsbway
Seyfried revealed than when she was asked to play Karen Smith, portrayed as the “dumb blonde,” she was excited because she actually acted similarly in high school to avoid drama. Rachel McAdams, who played Regina George, wasn’t part of the reunion but told Couric earlier, “Not exactly being queen bee in high school, so then to go back to those memories and try to channel them through this character was therapeutic.”
Chabert was equally excited about playing Gretchen Wieners and said when she read the script, “I just thought she was so intensely insecure and so desperate to have anyone’s approval. That’s what made her vulnerable,” Lacey added. “That was the part that made her likable and kept her from just being mean.”
Lindsay Lohan admitted that she initially wanted to play the role of Regina George, but once she read the script, she fell in love with Cady. “During the process of filming for me… I had gone back to school, and it was a really weird transition for me,” Lohan explained. “I was kind of an outcast, so I really related to it when I had to play Cady.”
Cast member and screenwriter, Tina Fey, told fans, “I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen.” She revealed that the Broadway musical is being made into a film adaptation. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences.”