04 October 2020 02:38
The 16th anniversary of Mean Girls Day saw the cast – Tina Fey, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer and more – reunite in an effort to encourage viewers to vote in the upcoming election. Released in 2004, the teen comedy follows Cady (Lindsay Lohan) as she navigates the social codes of her new high school. Written by Tina Fey, the film endures as a classic of the genre with memorable lines such as "get in loser, we're going shopping", "I'm a mouse, duh" and "that's so fetch." The movie was adapted into a musical in 2017 with the same name. Lacey Chabert, who played Gretchen Carlson, encouraged fans to go vote using recognizable Mean Girls slang. But this isn't the only reason that this October 3 was the right time for a Mean Girls reunion.
Lindsay is celebrating Mean Girls day (Picture: Rex) The actors from the original movie, which was released in 2004, joined forces to urge fans to vote ahead of the presidential election in November. Tina Fey (Ms Norbury), Lindsay Lohan (Cady Heron), Rachel McAdams (Regina George), Amanda Seyfried (Karen Smith) and co reunited, and we're completely obsessed. The stars came together on the official holiday of all Mean Girls fans (October 3 of course) to analyse their favourite moments from the iconic movie. Reflecting on playing queen bee Regina, Rachel recalled: 'It was cathartic – not being exactly queen bee in high school, to then later in life go back to those memories and try to channel them through this character was therapeutic.' Lindsay added: 'I really wanted to play Regina because I had just done a movie Confessions of a Teenage Drama queen where I was kind of a weirdo in it, and I was like, "I wanna do a movie where I get to be pretty and dress pretty!" However, writer Tina has given us a clue about what happened after the movie – and it seems Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) and Cady weren't destined for a happy ending. Meanwhile, queen Lindsay took to social media to mark the infamous Mean Girls Day. For the uninitiated, October 3 is a day where fans celebrate the film in all its glory, due to a particular scene in which Lindsay's character, Cady Heron, is asked the date while in class by her on-screen love interest.
It's real: Lohan revealed she didn't even know Mean Girls Day was a thing: 'I looked it up, and it's actually a day. Iconic line: The social media holiday originated from her narrated line about her character's crush Aaron Samuels (Bennett): 'On October 3, he asked me what day it was' Lohan revealed she didn't even know Mean Girls Day was a thing: 'When I was in New York, people were like, "You know, it's Mean Girls Day! It's Mean Girls Day!" And I'm like, "What are you talking about? 'Like, "Yeah, October 3 is Mean Girls Day." And I looked it up, and it's actually a day. The social media holiday originated from her narrated line about her character's crush Aaron Samuels (Bennett): 'On October 3, he asked me what day it was.' She starred in the hit movie as Cady Heron, a teenage girl who experiences high school for the first time, after she was raised and homeschooled in Africa for her whole life.
'And the more that I read the script over and over, I started to really relate to Cady and her sensitivity, and just kind of the trapeze of emotions she goes through, and everything she explores through the character. In between the movie I'd done before and Mean Girls, I'd gone back to regular school. Fey, who wrote the movie and starred as math teacher Ms. Norbury, explained the origin of Gretchen Wieners' iconic British slang go-to 'Fetch': 'I did some research, and I sat down with some neighborhood teens, and I was asking them about slang. New mom Seyfried said of being cast as dumb blonde Karen Smith: 'I was actually like, "I can nail this." I played this character all throughout high school to stay out of the drama, and it worked. Blondes have more fun: New mom Seyfried said of being cast as dumb blonde Karen Smith: 'I was actually like, "I can nail this." I played this character all throughout high school to stay out of the drama, and it worked' The chop: Bennet revealed that he replaced another actor, who was originally cast as dreamboat Aaron Samuels, as Fey uncomfortably confirmed: 'Yeah, somebody got fired' New girl: Lohan starred in the hit movie as Cady Heron, a teenage girl who experiences high school for the first time, after she was raised and homeschooled in Africa for her whole life Bennet revealed that he replaced another actor, who was originally cast as Regina's boyfriend and the object of Cady's affection, dreamboat Aaron Samuels. He said during the interview: 'I got a fan letter around the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls that was super impactful on my life. Too gay to function: Franzese opened up about coming out as gay, after playing best friend Damian: 'I got a fan letter around the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls that was super impactful on my life. Meadows revealed that his character Principal Duvall's carpal tunnel was written in for him: 'You know, I had to call Tina before we started production, and tell her that I'd hurt my hand and that if she wanted to write me out of the movie, I would understand. The first time I saw "Mean Girls," I watched it like I would any other romantic comedy — for the laugh-out-loud moments, feel-good romances and happy endings. On the surface, "Mean Girls" seems like the average coming-of-age, high school movie. Some of the scenes are over the top, like the comparisons between high school drama and African wildlife, making it appear more silly than substantive. However, though it surely exaggerates parts of the high school experience, the film still manages to realistically portray what many of us go through during our adolescent years. On this National Mean Girls day, celebrated Oct. 3, let's take a look at why the classic "Mean Girls" is not just a silly chick flick, but a true cinematic masterpiece. On the other hand, Cady starts off as innocent and kind-hearted, and then she acts like a villain after being "personally victimized by Regina George." The back and forth between these characters means you're simultaneously rooting for everyone and no one at the same time, a dynamic that makes it that much more interesting to watch. Although I hate to admit it, "Mean Girls" depicts a relatively accurate image of what high school is like. The way both Regina and Cady rise and fall from fame reveals just how superficial and insignificant high school popularity is. Obviously, the genre of romantic comedy means that, in the end, this film should be more funny than serious, and "Mean Girls" is exactly that.