If you were hoping to see Lindsay Lohan and the OG Plastics return for the musical remake of Mean Girls, well, we potentially have some bad news for you!
According to a new report from Page Six on Wednesday, the 36-year-old actress, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert, who all starred in the 2004 film, were all on board to appear in the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical version of Mean Girls coming to Paramount+. However, it sounds like the plans have come to a screeching halt – and you can probably guess the reason why. All because of money.
The outlet claimed that “the negotiations are stalled” right now after the streamer offered the four ladies a “disrespectful” salary for returning to the film. A production insider claimed:
“Paramount Pictures doesn’t want to pay the girls what they are worth. All four girls were willing to come back, but Paramount has not been respectful of what they are worth.”
In the words of Gretchen Wieners (somewhat), that’s so NOT fetch! Considering these stars helped make the original movie as iconic as it is today, you would think Paramount would give them a better paycheck!
The insider also claimed that Rachel, who portrayed Regina George, was offered a bigger part in the musical film than Lindsay, Amanda, and Lacey. However, the deal has not been finalized yet. So far, Tina Fey – who wrote the movie and musical – is reprising her role as the math teacher Ms. Norbury. Tim Meadows is also coming back for his part as Principal Duvall. She told Seth Meyers last week:
“I do want to give you credit, you and Tim had parts in the original film that you couldn’t age out of. Teachers work forever.”
For her return, Page Six reported that the comedian was given a seven-figure deal while Lindsay, Amanda, Rachel, and Lacey were offered a “fraction” of that salary. Oof.
While Tina and Tim are reprising their parts, that would not be the case for the foursome. Instead, it was already announced that Reneé Rapp – who starred in the Broadway show – will be returning to portray Regina George. Meanwhile, Angourie Rice, Bebe Wood, and Avantika were cast as Cady Heron, Gretchen Weiners, and Karen Smith, respectively. It is unknown what parts the foursome would be playing if they took on the project. But no matter what role it was, another insider stressed:
“Whether they appear in a cameo appearance or they have six pages of script, it doesn’t matter — [the money offered] is disrespectful.”
Tina previously shared that production for the film will begin on March 6 – whether or not Lindsay, Rachel, Amanda, and Lacey will be joining the cast on set is up in the air for now! UGH. We hope Paramount and the actresses can come to some sort of agreement because it would be amazing to see the four women together again!
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