'She does have that quality.'
Mean Girls is a cultural phenomenon. No matter how many years pass, it remains relevant, relatable and absolutely hilarious. And fans love it just as much as they did in 2004. Think about how many times have you said: ‘And none for Gretchen Wieners, bye!’/’She doesn’t even go here!’/’I want my pink shirt back!’ October 3rd has even become the official Mean Girls day, for crying out loud. The love for it is real.
Lindsay Lohan has even tried to rally the original cast to make a sequel, although it is yet to materialise. One of the breakout stars, Rachel McAdams, previously said: ‘I loved that movie. I love Tina Fey. I love the girls. I mean, to get to kind of have a reunion would be…we got to have a reunion at a photo shoot a couple of years ago and it was over like that and it wasn’t enough. I was back in it.’
So does she still get recognised as the high school bully, fourteen years after the film hit the silver screen? Put simply, yes.
‘Does Regina George haunt me every day? She does have that quality,’ Rachel told the New York Times.
‘I have to thank Regina George for giving me some longevity. I’m forever grateful to Tina Fey and Mark Waters. I remember when I read [the script for Mean Girls], I called my agent right away and said, “I will play any part in this, please, please, please.”
‘I was at the beginning of my career, and it was a lofty thing out there, that I really, really, really wanted to do. I’m always looking for larger-than-life characters, which is probably why I like playing villains. They get away with so much.’
We’re also very grateful for Regina George and her big hair full of secrets.