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Let's take a stroll down memory lane and catch up with the original movie's cast.

Just why is the cast of ‘Mean Girls’ so offended by the reboot?

The year was 2004, and a movie hit the screens, swiftly ascending to cult classic status. Fast forward to the present, and this beloved film not only continues to enchant new generations but stands as a vibrant snapshot of life in the early 2000s. The legacy of this film is so enduring that it sparked a Broadway musical adaptation, which has now been transformed into a brand-new movie released last Friday.

 This latest rendition boasts an exciting mix of 13 songs, a fresh-faced cast including Renee Rapp, Angourie Rice, and Jon Hamm, and welcomes back iconic cast members Tina Fey and Tim Meadows. As this musical adaptation dazzles theater audiences this week, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and catch up with the original movie’s cast.

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The Original “Plastics”: Where Are They Now? The original “Mean Girls” lineup starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried. Each actress has since carved out her unique path in the entertainment world, navigating through ups and downs, triumphs, and transformations.

Lindsay Lohan: From “Mean Girl” to Motherhood Lindsay Lohan, the face behind Cady Heron, was already a star with titles like “The Parent Trap,” “Life-Size,” and “Freaky Friday” under her belt. Post-“Mean Girls,” she continued to shine in films like “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” and “Herbie: Fully Loaded.” However, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. 

Lohan faced legal challenges, including arrests and probation violations, but she persevered. Amidst this, she launched a fashion line, starred in various TV shows, and made a stage debut in London. Recently, she’s returned to the screen in projects like “Falling for Christmas” and embraced a new chapter in life with her marriage to Bader Shammas and the birth of their son in Dubai.

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Rachel McAdams: From Regina George to Award-Winning Roles Rachel McAdams, the actress who brought Regina George to life, saw her career skyrocket with roles in “The Notebook,” “Wedding Crashers,” and “The Family Stone.” 

After a brief hiatus to recalibrate, McAdams returned with critically acclaimed performances in films like “Spotlight,” earning her Academy and SAG Award nods. Most recently, she’s starred in “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” while balancing her personal life with her partner Jamie Linden and their two children.

Amanda Seyfried: From Ditzy to Dynamic Amanda Seyfried, initially known as the ditzy Karen Smith, quickly proved her versatility with roles in “Mamma Mia,” “Les Miserables,” and “The Dropout,” the latter earning her an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

 Seyfried has seamlessly transitioned from young starlet to a respected actress with a diverse body of work. Off-screen, she’s found happiness in her marriage to Thomas Sadoski and their two children.

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Lacey Chabert: From Gretchen Wieners to Hallmark Heroine Lacey Chabert, who played Gretchen Wieners, leveraged her early success in “Party of Five” to build a varied career, including over 30 Hallmark movies. A voice acting stalwart, Chabert has lent her talents to numerous animated series and video games. In her personal life, she’s been happily married to David Nehdar since 2013, with whom she shares a daughter.

The Evolution of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the dynamic duo from “Mean Girls,” have only grown in stature since their days on “Saturday Night Live.” Fey, who penned the original “Mean Girls” script, went on to create and star in “30 Rock,” earning numerous awards. She also wrote the Broadway adaptation of “Mean Girls” and its recent film adaptation. Married since 2001, Fey is a proud mother of two.

Amy Poehler, known for her role as Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation,” has accumulated an impressive array of Emmy nominations and wins. Her post-“Mean Girls” career includes voice work, producing, and starring in shows like “Making It.” Poehler, a mother of two, was married to Will Arnett until 2015.

The Men of “Mean Girls”: Then and Now Jonathan Bennett and Tim Meadows, the memorable men from “Mean Girls,” have continued to make waves. Bennett, the heartthrob Aaron Samuels, has starred in numerous Hallmark movies and hosted “Cake Wars.” He recently celebrated his marriage to Jaymes Vaughan. Meadows, known as Principal Duvall, has had a steady stream of appearances in sitcoms and movies, recently reprising his role in the “Mean Girls” musical adaptation.

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