Rachel McAdams Reveals Why She Skipped the Mean Girls Reunion Commercial
Original Regina George, Rachel McAdams, clarifies her absence from the recent Mean Girls reunion commercial, citing lack of excitement for the project.
In a surprising turn of events, Rachel McAdams, widely recognized for her iconic portrayal of Regina George in the 2004 hit film Mean Girls, has disclosed the reasons behind her decision to sit out the highly anticipated Mean Girls reunion commercial that aired earlier this year.
McAdams, who played the role of the formidable Queen Bee Regina George, was noticeably absent from the Walmart Black Friday ad that brought together Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried for a nostalgic reunion of the Plastics. Fans were quick to notice her absence and questioned why she chose not to participate.
Speaking with Variety, McAdams explained that her decision was rooted in her lack of enthusiasm for participating in a commercial, stating, “I wasn’t that excited about doing a commercial if I’m being totally honest. A movie sounded awesome, but I’ve never done commercials, and it just didn’t feel like my bag.” Moreover, she revealed that she was not aware that all the original Plastics would be part of the commercial, expressing her surprise: “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.”
While McAdams dismissed the idea of a commercial appearance, she expressed enduring affection for her co-stars and the character of Regina George. Her statement has given fans hope for a potential Mean Girls cast reunion in the future, possibly in a cinematic setting. Despite the unlikelihood of a big-screen reunion, McAdams’ words spark optimism for a reunion that goes beyond a commercial project.
The actress’s interest in a movie reunion aligns with the upcoming 2024 musical remake of Mean Girls, where Tim Meadows and Tina Fey are set to reprise their roles. However, McAdams, along with other original Plastics, will not feature in the film, as it centers on a new generation of Plastics. Nonetheless, McAdams’ statement has ignited hope among fans that she might consider reprising her role alongside her former co-stars under the right circumstances.
As the anticipation for the Mean Girls remake continues to build, McAdams’ openness to future collaborations with the original Plastics raises the possibility of a full cast reunion down the road. Whether it’s a musical sequel or another format, the prospect of seeing the iconic Mean Girls cast reunite remains a tantalizing possibility for fans of the beloved 2004 classic.
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