It’s been over 12 years since Mean Girls hit theaters and became an instant classic that we still quote from and use GIFs from and reference however we can all of the freakin’ time. And yet, as current as it still feels in many ways, 12 years is a long time, and most of the cast members have moved onward and upward. Tina Fey (who wrote the screenplay and starred as Ms. Norbury) and Amy Poehler (who played Regina’s “cool mom”) basically run the world, Rachel McAdams (Regina) can do whatever freakin’ roles she wants these days cuz she’s a movie star kween, Lizzy Caplan (Janis) stars in Masters of Sex and deserves a freakin’ Emmy. Oh, and of course, there’s Lindsay Lohan…
Well, as we come up on the film’s 13th anniversary, Lohan has some thoughts on Mean Girls, and to diehard fans of the flick, this news may be sweeter than a makeout sesh with Aaron Samuels. EW reports that Lohan did a Facebook Live chat with CNN yesterday, and when asked if she’d be into doing more comedy on the big screen, she said yes. And it gets even better: Lohan’s been pushing for a sequel. Is that fetch or what? (OK, OK, I know. A Mean Girls trilogy has a better shot of happening than “fetch.”)
Lohan told CNN: “I have been trying so hard to do a Mean Girls 2. It is not in my hands. I know that Tina Fey, and Lorne Michaels and all of Paramount [Pictures] are very busy. But I will keep forcing it and pushing it on them until we do it.”
Obviously, the project has to be in the hands of its original masterminds: Tina writing it, and Lorne producing, ideally. That’s the main stipulation for Rachel McAdams, who would sign on if Fey was onboard, according to EW. And the site also reports that Daniel Franzese, who played Damian, has expressed his interest on Twitter.
“I would love to have Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Fallon in the movie,” Lohan noted. “I have already written a treatment for it. I just need a response. I know Mark Waters, the director; he’d happily come back.”
Whoa, she means business. A treatment? Amazing! You go, Glen Coco. But I’d guess it’s going to come down to Fey wanting to green-light the project.
Back when the cast reunited for the film’s 10th anni, Fey said, “At the time, we did want to start the conversation about the sequel, and for whatever reason, I was like, ‘No!!! We shouldn’t do that!’ Now, I look back and I’m like, ‘Why?’ But now, no—it’s too late now.”
Fingers crossed that Lohan can twist her arm. Come on, Tina, it’s never too late for more Mean Girls. After all, she seems to think its worth revisiting in musical form.