Rachel McAdams reveals she was almost in the new Mean Girls movie.
In 2004, she played the iconic role of high-schooler Regina George, Queen of the Plastics, in the teen comedy Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures is set to release an adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the movie in January, with Tina Fey returning as the screenwriter.
However, it seems that McAdams will not be making an appearance in the adaptation, despite Fey and Tim Meadows reprising their roles. There were hints of a possible Regina cameo, but it appears that it didn’t materialize.
In an interview with Variety, McAdams explained, ‘Tina and I sort of dabbled with a few ideas, but it was tough to make it all work in the end. I was really down for whatever she wanted to do. I think the direction it went in will be fantastic and I cannot wait to see it.”
She also addressed her absence in the Black Friday Walmart commercial, which brought together the original Mean Girls cast members Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert.
“I don’t know; I guess I wasn’t that excited about doing a commercial if I’m being totally honest. A movie sounded awesome, but I’ve never done commercials, and it just didn’t feel like my bag. Also…I didn’t know that everyone was doing it. I would, of course, always love to be part of a ‘Mean Girls’ reunion and hang with my plastics, but yeah, I found that out later.”
The new Mean Girls movie with release on January 12.