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18 Things You Probably Never Knew About "Mean Girls"

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1. Lindsay Lohan was going to play the role of Regina George, but then preferred to play Cady, who's not as mean.

Rachel McAdams ended up in the role of Regina because, according to the producer, "Only good girls can act like bad girls."
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Rachel McAdams ended up in the role of Regina because, according to the producer, "Only good girls can act like bad girls."

2. According to Tina Fey, Jonathan Bennett (Aaron Samuels) got the role because he looked like Jimmy Fallon.

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3. But that James Franco was initially considered for the role.

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4. Regina George's hair was actually a wig.

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5. Amy Poehler, who plays Regina George's "cool" mom, is only seven years older than Rachel McAdams.

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McAdams was 25 and Poehler was 32.

6. Tim Meadows broke his hand before filming began, which is why the part about him suffering from carpel tunnel was added to the story.

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7. Lacy Chabert was always the first choice to play the role of Gretchen Weiners.

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8. Mean Girls was Amanda Seyfried's first movie role.

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9. Although Scarlett Johansson and Ashley Tisdale almost played Karen Smith.

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10. Even though they played characters who were the same age, Rachel McAdams is eight years older than Lindsay Lohan.

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11. The skirts from the Christmas talent show runway were made of plastic. (What better way to represent "The Plastics"?)

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12. The movie is based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman.

Even though the book doesn't have any narrative. It's more of a help guide for parents of teen girls.
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Even though the book doesn't have any narrative. It's more of a help guide for parents of teen girls.

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13. Regina means "queen" in Latin.

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Queen, as in Queen Bee.

14. Janis Ian was named for the singer of the same name.

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15. In this iconic scene, Amy Poehler put a piece of sausage in her bra so the dog would nibble at it.

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16. The movie has appearances from four former cast members of Saturday Night Live...

Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler and Tim Meadows.
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Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler and Tim Meadows.

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17. Glen Coco is an actual person (but he spells it "Glenn"). He's a good friend of Tina Fey's brother.

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18. The character of Cady is named in honor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an important feminist and activist from the 19th century.

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