‘Mean Girls:’ The Ladies A Decade Later

By: Kimberly Ripley - April 30, 2014

Mean Girls came out ten years ago, and for those thinking that’s not possible–it is. A decade has gone by since Lindsay Lohan and costars including Tina Fey (who also wrote the screenplay and stars in it alongside SNL costars Amy Poehler and Ana Gasteyer), Amanda Seyfriend, and Rachel McAdams–to name just a few–graced the big screen via their lives at North Shore High School.

The story line featured Lohan in the film’s lead as Cady Heron. This was her first experience in public school and she would do just about anything necessary to fit in. Sadly that’s sort of how Lindsay Lohan’s real life played out, too. She was mean to herself, however, by abusing her body and mind with way too many drugs and way too much alcohol.

Amanda Seyfried was one of the members of The Plastics–a.k.a. The Mean Girls–in her role as Karen. Since then she has become a star on the big screen in films like Mama Mia!, Dear John, and Les Miserables. She will soon appear in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming film A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Rachel McAdams was the worst of all the mean girls. Regina was a master manipulator and she was Cady Heron’s worst enemy. She has enjoyed several years of similar success to that of Amanda Seyfriend, starring in The Notebook, Midnight in Paris, Wedding Crashers, and Sherlock Homes, as well as several other films.

Tina Fey played a teacher in Mean Girls. Amy Poehler played Regina’s mom. SNL alum Ana Gasteyer played Cady’s mom. While these certainly aren’t all the stars of the cult classic, it’s a summary of the major female players in the film that debuted in theaters ten years ago.

Did you see Mean Girls back in 2004? Don’t you wish Lindsay Lohan had the talent now that she so obviously had then? That’s probably the saddest reminder of all that ten years have past since the film premiered.

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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