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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.

Paramount Pictures

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

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.

Three Rivers Press

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

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

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