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Old 09-23-23, 01:21 AM
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I guess they thought they were worth more than scale. I don't blame them.

Original Mean Girls cast turn down "disrepectful" offer to star in Mean Girls musical movie

Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert were all reportedly set to reunite in the film.The original main cast of Mean Girls have reportedly all turned down a "disrespectful" offer to star in the new Mean Girls film.

In 2020, Tina Fey announced that Paramount are officially adaptingthe musical version of Mean Girls into a film. Since then, it's been confirmed that Angourie Rice (Spider-Man) will play Cady, Reneé Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) will play Regina, Auliʻi Cravalho (Moana) will play Janice and Chris Briney (The Summer I Turned Pretty) will play Aaron.

There has also been fan speculation that Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert will each appear in the film in some capacity. However, Page Six has now reported that, although the actresses were all keen to reunite in the new Mean Girls, they have reportedly said no based on what they've allegedly been offered.



According to a source who's spoken to Page Six, "Paramount Pictures doesn’t want to pay the girls what they are worth. All four girls were willing to come back, but Paramount has not been respectful of what they are worth." The source said that Rachel McAdams "was initially offered a larger part to play than the other three, but the deal has not been signed off."

All hope is not last though. The source continued to say: "As of now, the negotiations are stalled." In other words, there's a chance that Rachel, Lindsay, Amanda and Lacey will appear in the film if Paramount meet their salary requests.

It's unclear exactly what roles Rachel, Lindsay, Amanda and Lacey would play as their original roles have been recast. It's possible that they are just meant to cameo in the movie but they also could have more extensive roles.

The source ended by saying: "Whether they appear in a cameo appearance or they have six pages of script, it doesn’t matter — [the money offered] is disrespectful."
While it's still unclear if Rachel, Lindsay, Amanda and Lacey will appear in the film, Tina Fey has confirmed that she and Tim Meadows, who played Principal Duvall, will both play the roles of Ms. Norbury and Principal Duvall again. Explaining why to Seth Meyers, Tina joked: "Teachers work forever".
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So they couldn't bring back Lohan, McAdams, Seyfried and Chabert in cameo parts they were eager to do because they're a low budget streaming movie, then they move it to a theatrical release? Cool, cool.
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If any of them really wanted to do a cameo in a low budget streaming movie, they could have done it for scale.
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I guess they thought they were worth more than scale. I don't blame them.

Original Mean Girls cast turn down "disrepectful" offer to star in Mean Girls musical movie

Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert were all reportedly set to reunite in the film.The original main cast of Mean Girls have reportedly all turned down a "disrespectful" offer to star in the new Mean Girls film.
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If whether any of them doing it was dependent on how much they were paid, then none of them were EAGER to do it. It means they were WILLING to do it.
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I love the movie and have seen the stage version on Broadway and love that too - there are no parts for the original cast in the stage version wouldn’t stand out as “HERE’S THE CAMEO”.
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I guess Walmart paid (most of) the original cast what they were after.

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That was really cute.
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Great ad
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So not only did Gretchen become part of the Vietnamese clique in high school.. she has half Asian kids now, too?
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I really enjoyed that. Makes me wish we'd get a sequel (including the cast members missing from the ad).
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Get in loser, we’re going to the movies. Only in theatres January 12.

From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic, MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.
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Are they trying to hide the fact that it's a musical? Because the trailer just makes it look like a remake that we didn't need, and I didn't see any singing in it.

Also, is is just me, or did Jon Hamm sound like Seth Rogan in this trailer?
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Ha, despite the thread title I had no idea that was the commercial for the musical, I thought it was just a different remake too.
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Are they trying to hide the fact that it's a musical? Because the trailer just makes it look like a remake that we didn't need, and I didn't see any singing in it.
Seemed like it to me. Though, sometimes the second trailer reveals more in these instances. But hey… the “A” has a note in it…
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It looks like the made-for-streaming movie it is. And yeah them leaving out the fact it's a musical is weird.
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"This isn't your Mom's Mean Girls" said at the beginning of the trailer is that implying the movie is going to be R rated? It looks fine and being a musical brings something else to it. I'm kind surprised to see Tina Fey heavily featured along with Tim Meadows. Didn't think they would revisit their characters from 20 years ago. It'll be something fun to go to theaters for in the middle of January.

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"This isn't your Mom's Mean Girls" said at the beginning of the trailer is that implying the movie is going to be R rated? It looks fine and being a musical brings something else to it. I'm kind surprised to see Tina Fey heavily featured along with Tim Meadows. Didn't think they would revisit their characters from 20 years ago. It'll be something fun to go theaters for in the middle of January.
I don't think that implies any kind of rating, just saying that "hey, we redid the dialogue in this movie to reflect what all the cool kids are saying nowadays, daddy-o!"
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"This isn't your Mom's Mean Girls" said at the beginning of the trailer is that implying the movie is going to be R rated? It looks fine and being a musical brings something else to it. I'm kind surprised to see Tina Fey heavily featured along with Tim Meadows. Didn't think they would revisit their characters from 20 years ago. It'll be something fun to go theaters for in the middle of January.
No, it's not R. It's saying that the original movie is 20 years old and the girls who saw it then are now mothers... and also it's a musical without saying it's a musical.
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I saw the original movie in theaters and I was in college. I'm obviously not the demographic for the movie but I liked it before it was cool.
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Boy will people be surprised when they discover this is a musical. They even took that moniker out of the movie title.
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Boy will people be surprised when they discover this is a musical. They even took that moniker out of the movie title.
Not only that it's a musical, but it's a (seemingly pretty straight on) remake/adaptation of the musical and not some kind of sequel.

That Walmart commercial will both elevate awareness of this and also confuse the heck out of people even more, I imagine.
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I’m all in for this. Looks really fun.
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Next Wednesday should be an AMEX crossover to get Fey in there.
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It’s weird they hid that it was a musical but studios have a weird thing about that - they do it all the time in trailers for musicals. Even the first teaser for Spielberg’s West Side Story had no singing (they used a song from the movie as the music but no characters were shown singing).

I love the movie but the musical is just as fun in a different way. Characters get more to do (Karen steals the show), some of the story beats are cleaned up and they even explain why they are called “The Plastics” (it’s because they are “shiny, fake and hard”).

Renee Rapp was incredible on stage as Regina so I think she’ll be the star here too.

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The trailer makes it look fun, but I too was taken aback by how it hides being a musical.
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