Mean Girls is getting a musical reboot and that’s so fetch (Picture: Paramount/Kobal/Shutterstock)
Twenty years since the release of the iconic original teen comedy, The Plastics are undergoing a musical makeover in this new big-screen offering set to be released on January 17.
Based on the Broadway musical, this reboot sees Angourie Rice take on the role of Cady Heron made famous by Lindsay Lohan, while Reneé Rapp will star as frenemy Regina George.
Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps and Jon Hamm have also joined the cast while Tim Meadows and Tina Fey, who wrote the original, will be reprising their roles.
With Mean Girls fever sweeping cinemas – which is so fetch, by the way – many fans will be wondering what has happened to the original cast and who may make cameos in the eagerly-anticipated release.
From high-profile scandals to career transformations, we take a look at what the OG Mean Girls cast has been up to in the last two decades.
Lindsay Lohan went from innocent student to queen of the school as Cady Heron (Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday star Lindsay Lohan, 37, was already a well-known face in the world of film before she took on the role of Cady Heron.
Her Mean Girls appearances cemented her status as a teen icon and led to roles inHerbie: Fully Loaded and Just My Luck before she launched her music career, releasing two albums.
Aaron Samuels, played by Jonathan Bennett, captured the hearts of many (Pictures: Getty)
Jonathan Bennett, 42, won the hearts of many as both Cady and Regina’s love interest Aaron Samuels – and who can blame them with that smile.
He went on to appear in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 before securing a role in teen drama Veronica Mars as Casey Gant.
Jonathan also made his way into the world of TV as the host of Cake Wars and Halloween Wars on the Food Network.
Every school has its own Regina George, immortalised by Rachel McAdams (Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
In the same year as Mean Girls, she starred in the smash hit blockbuster The Notebook before the Bafta Award-winning actor nabbed roles in the likes of About Time, The Vow, The Time Traveller’s Wife, and Doctor Strange.
Most recently, she appeared in the 2023 film Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret alongside Kathy Bates, Benny Safdie, and Abby Ryder Fortson.
Tina Fey will return to the musical Mean Girls this month (Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
Comedian Tina Fey, 53, will reprise her role as Ms Norbury in the new Mean Girls film.
She has most recently created the TV series Mr Mayor, starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter.
Tim Meadows is also set to reprise his role (Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
Don’t have sex or you will get pregnant, and die – the immortal words of Mr DuVall, played by Tim Meadows, 62.
The stand-up comedian was one of the longest-running cast members on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where he appeared for 10 seasons from 1991 to 2000.
Post-Mean Girls, he appeared in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Semi-Pro, Grown Ups 2, and most recently Nicolas Cage-starring Dream Scenario.
She’s not just any mom…(Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
Another well-known face on Saturday Night Live, Poehler previously co-hosted the show’s news parody segment, Weekend Update.
The Golden Globe-winning star is also known for her appearances in Baby Mama, Sisters, and Wine Country. In 2015, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to television.
If you think you recognise Chabert’s voice from somewhere else, you’d be right(Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
Lacey Chabert, 41, made up 1/4 of The Plastics as Gretchen Wieners after previously being recognisable as the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the hit animated show The Wild Thornberrys.
The actor, who also provided the voice of Meg Griffin in Family Guy’s first season, went on to land roles in 2006 horror remake Black Christmas and animated festive flick All I Want For Christmas is You.
She has appeared in more than 30 Hallmark films, with the most recent being the 2023 release Haul out the Holly: Lit Up.
She’s done more than just be a mouse, duh (Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
She joined Bennett in Veronica Mars in the role of Lily Kane, while also going on to appear in hit films Jennifer’s Body, Dear John, Ted 2, and Les Miserables.
Franzese’s roles have been varied, to say the least (Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
Damian is the best friend we all wanted in school, and in Mean Girls, the viper-tongued high schooler was played by Daniel Franzese, 45.
After shooting to fame due to the teen comedy, he released several live comedy shows and starred in films such as the 2010 remake
His portrayal of HIV-positive Eddie in the second series of HBO show Looking has led to him becoming a well-known AIDS activist in the US.
Rumour around the schoolyard is Caplan has has starred in incredible films (Pictures: Getty/Paramount)
She went on to gain further acclaim in Cloverfield, 127 Hours, The Interview, and Allied, as well as TV shows such as Related, The Class, Party Down, and the TV adaptation of Fatal Attraction which aired in 2023.
Arguably her biggest role came in 2013 when she starred in Showtime series Masters Of Sex as Virginia Johnson, which saw her nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
The Mean Girls musical is released in cinemas on January 17, 2024.
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