Mean Girls’ Rachel McAdams Is Still Up For A Proper Sequel
No more commercials, please.
- Mean Girls was an iconic coming-of-age film of the 2000s that remains a pop culture classic.
- Earlier this year, the cast of the film reunited for the Walmart Black Friday commercial.
- One of the stars, Rachel McAdams, explained why she wasn’t a part of the reunion.
There's nothing more exciting and nostalgic than a good comeback of a beloved movie or TV show. While some people tend to enjoy the all-new cast reboots and get as caught up in them as they were in the original, there's something really special about a group of people coming back together to honor their past.
Perhaps that is why Mean Girls fans were so excited to see so many familiar faces at the film's reunion, which was organized and sponsored by Walmart. But for many, the end product was nothing but a huge disappointment.
Not only because it was a lame attempt to laugh at timeless characters that were out of touch with their Gen Z kids, but also because it was missing the most iconic person of the whole group. Regina George, originally portrayed by Rachel McAdams, was nowhere to be seen.
Why Wasn’t Regina George In a Walmart Commercial?
The reunion, hyped in the press, ended up being a 2-minute video with no particular plot and a few references to the most iconic parts of the movie, with a few added pieces giving a glimpse into possible lives the characters had after the movie ended. Regina George was the only crucial piece missing.
In a recent interview with Variety, McAdams spoke candidly about her stance on the Walmart Black Friday commercial, which brought together many members of the original cast.
“A movie sounded awesome, but I’ve never done commercials, and it just didn’t feel like my bag. Also…I didn’t know that everyone was doing it. I would, of course, always love to be part of a ‘Mean Girls’ reunion and hang with my plastics, but yeah, I found that out later,” the actress said.
Whether it is possible to make a proper Mean Girls sequel without it being a huge Black Friday commercial is questionable. Getting a cast like that together once was a miracle, doing it twice would be a challenge not everyone would take on. So, for now, all fans can do is wait and see.
And if you are in the mood to include the original 2004 Mean Girls in one of your upcoming movie nights, the movie is available for streaming on Paramount Plus.