Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2014.
“You can’t sit with us.” “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” “It’s October 3rd.” Almost two decades after the release of Mean Girls, we’re still quoting it, and watching it at least three times a year. And, in case you somehow managed to forget how awesome this teen classic is, the cast reunited in 2014 to remind you — and spill some behind-the-scenes secrets. Here are the highlights:
Everyone wanted to play someone else. Lindsay Lohan auditioned for the role of Regina George, Rachel McAdams auditioned for the role of Cady Heron, and Lacey Chabert didn’t think she should play Gretchen Wieners.
Lacey Chabert turned 21 during the mall scene. The crew and extras all sang her “Happy Birthday.”
Amanda Seyfried became BFFs with Lacey Chabert. Seyfried was just out of high school and scared. Chabert took her under her wing, taught her how to make pecan pie, and let Seyfried listen to Dido (!) in her trailer.