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7 Things You Didn't Know About 'Mean Girls'

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'On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.' (Paramount Pictures)

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.


Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff really did hate each other! Some girl-on-girl feuds are made up; apparently, this one was not. Tina Fey remembers: “There was one day where she tried to explain to Amy and me her beef with Hilary Duff, but we couldn’t crack it. But we were pretending we could follow it.”

Glen Coco is real! Tina Fey isn’t good at making up believable character names, so she uses real ones. Her brother’s friend Glenn Cocco is a film editor in LA, and probably very annoyed.

Mariah Carey is a Plastic. The elusive chanteuse and Lindsay Lohan share a makeup artist, and Mariah always says “On Wednesdays, I wear pink” every time she runs into Lindsay.

We almost got a sequel, but now it’ll never happen. “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.”

For everything else the cast had to say, head over to Entertainment Weekly!

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