Amanda Seyfried won’t be “fetching” anytime soon, but she’s determined to find a way to reunite with her “Mean Girls” co-stars in a new project.
The Emmy-winning star of Hulu’s “The Dropout” teamed up with Lindsay Lohan for the new issue of Interview magazine, released Wednesday. While much of the conversation focused on Lohan’s new Netflix movie “Falling for Christmas,” the duo couldn’t help but commemorate their unforgettable performances in “Mean Girls,” which is now considered a defining teen classic.
Saying that the 2004 comedy was “more than anyone could imagine”, Seyfried was nonetheless skeptical that a sequel would see the light of day, despite the deep-rooted enthusiasm of fans and actors alike.
Still, he suggested that “Plastics” in the film, which also included Lacey Chabert and Rachel McAdams, could have been better presented by being reenacted on stage rather than on the screen.
Referring to the 2018 musical adaptation of the film, she said, “I would kill to do just one week in Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls,’ all of us playing our own roles.” “Because ‘Mean Girls 2’ will never happen, right?”
Looks like Seyfried’s idea might not be so bad after all. The musical “Mean Girls” received mostly positive reviews upon its Broadway release and received a total of 12 Tony Award nominations. Among the nods was Tina Fey, who adapted the musical’s libretto into a film from her own screenplay.
Both Lohan and Seyfried also have the necessary singing talent. As a singer, Lohan has released two successful pop albums, “Speak” in 2004 and “A Little More Personal (Raw)” in 2005. Meanwhile, Seyfried wowed fans in film versions of the blockbuster musical “Mamma Mia!”. and “Les Miserables”.
Lohan has often expressed interest in reprising her “Mean Girls” role as Cady Heron. Still, he told Seyfried that the best option for the Plastics reunion would be a non-musical comedy.
“I heard something about it being a movie musical and I said, ‘Oh no. We can’t do that,” he said. [Fey] busy. It will go around.
Lohan is in the midst of a professional revival following the release of “Falling for Christmas” last month, which also starred Chord Overstreet. The romantic comedy features a big wink at an iconic “Mean Girls” scene via a new version of “Jingle Bell Rock” performed by Lohan in the soundtrack.