OG ‘Mean Girls’ cast may not appear in new musical due to pay dispute

The plastics are not feeling it
February 23, 2023 11:47 a.m. EST

A few days ago, Mean Girls creator Tina Fey revealed that yes, she and Tim Meadows will be returning to the Paramount + Broadway musical reboot of the 2004 box office hit. Originally, the star-studded cast, that included  Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert, were also pegged to join the reboot.


Now, reports are emerging that talks of their return have stalled over a pay dispute. That is so not fetch.



Page Six is reporting that the Broadway musical reboot is in flux after a “disrespectful” salary offer.


“Paramount Pictures doesn’t want to pay the girls what they are worth,” said a source who is working on the production side of things. “All four girls were willing to come back, but Paramount has not been respectful of what they are worth.”


Get in loser, we’re paying the plastics what they’re worth!



The source has also said that Canada’s own Rachel McAdams, who played the iconic Regina George, was offered a larger role than the others, but details were not finalized.


“As of now, the negotiations are stalled,” the source told the outlet.



Page Six is also reporting that Fey nabbed a seven-figure salary for her acting, writing, and producing role in the reboot, but the source told the outlet that Lohan, McAdams, Seyfried, and Chabert were offered “a fraction” of that. 



While Fey and Meadows are begged to reprise their roles, there is no word on whether Amy Poehler will also return.


However, after the musical reboot was announced in 2020, we have since learned that Lohan, McAdams, Seyfriend, and Chabert would actually take on different roles than their original teen roles.


Angourie Rice will take over Cady from Lohan, Reneé Rapp will play Regina George (originated by McAdams), and Auli’i Cravalho will be Janis (the outsider role that Lizzy Caplan played).


“Whether they appear in a cameo appearance or they have six pages of script, it doesn’t matter — [the money offered] is disrespectful,” the source told Page Six.



n other Mean Girl news, Seyfried just recently revealed that she almost didn't have a role in the iconic movie because Blake Lively was tapped to play her role of Karen. Speaking with Vanity Fair, she revealed a detail about the casting process.


“I’d flown out to L.A. for the first time with my mother. It was very exciting,” she said. “I met Lacey Chabert for the first time, and Lindsay Lohan was in the room, and Blake Lively was playing Karen, and then I was Regina.”


“I flew home, and they were like, ‘We think you’re more correct for Karen,'” she said. “So I was like, ‘Oh god, OK, sure.'”


Blake Lively as Karen? SHE DOESN’T EVEN GO HERE. 


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