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18 "Mean Girls" Facts That Will Make You Feel Really Fucking Old

There are teenagers the same age as this film.

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1. Rachel McAdams is now seven years older than Amy Poehler was when she played her mum in the movie.

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When Mean Girls was released, Poehler was 31. McAdams is now 38.

2. If you were born before 2000, you’re older than Lindsay Lohan was when Mean Girls was filming.

She was 17 during filming.
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She was 17 during filming.

3. And Cady Heron would now be nearly 30 years old.

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Her character is 16 in the film, so she'd be 29.

4. Regina’s little sister Kylie now looks like this.

5. Now aged 20, she's also now four years older than the main characters were meant to be in the movie.

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6. The movie came out three years before the first iPhone was released.

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7. When the movie was being made, Facebook didn't even exist yet.

Mean Girls was filmed in 2003, and Facebook didn't launch until February 2004.
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Mean Girls was filmed in 2003, and Facebook didn't launch until February 2004.

8. Diego Klattenhoff, who played Shane Oman, is now 37.

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9. As of next year, there will be teenagers who are younger than this movie.

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Let that sink in.

10. By the time the movie came out, we were only on the third Harry Potter movie.

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Which is wild considering there were eight movies in total, the last being six years ago.

11. The song Damien sings at the Winter Talent Show is now 15 years old.

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"Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera was released in 2002.

12. Playing Karen was Amanda Seyfried’s first film role; she's since acted in 26 feature-length films so far.

Not including ones in post-production.
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Not including ones in post-production.

13. And she's also now a mum!

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14. When Janice and Damien are staying in on Halloween, they're watching VHS tapes, which stopped being sold four years later.

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15. Rugrats was still releasing new episodes at the time Mean Girls was released.

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The last episode aired in August 2004.

16. And the No. 1 song in the UK when the film was released was "Burn" by Usher.

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17. The youngest of the "junior plastics" is now 25 years old. The others are 26.

They were played by Megan Millington, Tara Shelley, and Shannon Todd.
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They were played by Megan Millington, Tara Shelley, and Shannon Todd.

18. And finally, the year 2030 is as far away from us as the year Mean Girls was released.

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