Will Rachel McAdams Star In 'Mean Girls: The Musical'?

Fatima Araos
Rachel McAdams in a black dress.
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Wouldn’t it be awesome if Rachel McAdams – the original Regina George – was given a part in the upcoming film version of Mean Girls: The Musical? As Lacey Chabert’s character, Gretchen Wieners, would say, “That would be fetch!”

Is She Returning?

In an interview with ET recently, the 44-year-old actress was asked about a possible appearance in the new movie, which started production early this month. After all, Amanda Seyfried had hinted that it might happen.

Her Answer

Rachel McAdams in a sleeveless orange dress
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Sad to say, McAdams revealed that her return to the iconic franchise wasn’t “in the works.”

She 'Would Never Say No To Tina Fey' Though

Rachel McAdams posing in a gray gown
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However, when host Rachel Smith probed whether she wanted to be in the movie, the actress replied that she “would never say no to Tina Fey – ever, ever, ever.”

'We'll See'

Rachel McAdams in a plunging dress
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“She's the greatest. So, we'll see how it all shakes out,” she added.

Fey Wrote The Screenplay

Tina Fey posing in a plaid coat
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Fey is the writer of the upcoming musical film as well as the original 2004 version and was also responsible for bringing Mean Girls to Broadway in 2018.

Message For Reneé Rapp

Closeup of Renee Rapp
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When asked what message she would give to Reneé Rapp, who’s playing Regina George in the upcoming movie, the Notebook star heaped praises on the actress and singer.

'She Is Amazing'

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“I don’t think she can do any wrong. She is amazing,” McAdams gushed. “She’s already got me beat with that voice.”

Excited To See 'Mean Girls: The Musical'

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“So, I'm just excited to see her incarnation,” she added. “It’s such a great character. It’s so much fun to play, so, I hope she has a great time with it. And I can’t wait to see it.”

The OG Regina

Clip of Regina George in "Mean Girls"

McAdams famously played the main antagonist of the original Mean Girls movie in the noughties.

The Other Stars

The four main stars of "Mean Girls"
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She starred alongside Lindsay Lohan, who played protagonist Cady Heron. Seyfried and Chabert, meanwhile, starred as her fellow Plastics, the popular clique at North Shore High School.

Fey Was Part Of The Cast, Too

Tina Fey as Ms. Norbury in "Mean Girls"
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Aside from writing the screenplay, which was based on the book Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman, Fey was also part of the cast. She played Ms. Norbury, the Math teacher.

The Original Movie Was A Huge Hit

The movie was a massive hit when it was released in 2004, grossing over $130 million.

Broadway Debut

It quickly rose to pop culture icon status and was turned into a stage musical in 2017, debuting on Broadway in April of the following year and running until 2020.

Going Back To The Big Screen

Tina Fey in a black top and pants
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In January 2020, Fey announced that Mean Girls was going back to the big screen, this time as a film adaptation of the Broadway musical.

The New Cast

Aside from Rapp, the new film will star Angourie Rice (as Cady), Auli'i Cravalho, and Bebe Wood, among others. Fey will reprise her role as Ms. Norbury as well.

McAdams Is Still Acting, Though

Rachel McAdams posing in a green halter dress
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While it’s a little sad that McAdams (or the rest of the original Plastics) isn’t returning in some way, that doesn’t mean the Vow actress isn’t keeping busy in Hollywood.

She Has A New Movie

She has a new movie coming out called Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, which is based on the bestselling novel by Judy Blume.

Her Role

Rachel McAdams in a chartreuse gown
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She plays Barbara Simon, the mother of the titular character. The film will be released in theaters on April 28.

'Mean Girls: The Musical' Will Stream On Paramount+

Mean Girls: The Musical is currently filming and will be available to stream on Paramount+ exclusively. However, no release date has been announced yet.