Mean Girls: Here’s Where The Cast Are 17 Years Later

The iconic chick flick is now on Netflix.

‘That’s why her hair’s so big, it’s full of secrets…’

‘Is butter a carb?’

‘So, you agree, you think you’re pretty?’ 

Could we quote Mean Girls’ lines all day? Absolutely.

In honour of the 2004 movie landing on Netflix today, February 1st, we’re taking a little trip down memory lane. Looking back at our favourite stars who graced the screen almost two decades ago *gasps*. Where are they now? What are they at? Here’s all the tea, sis.

Lindsay Lohan

Can you believe Lindsay Lohan was only 18-years-old when she played the legendary Cady Heron? Becoming cold, shiny, hard plastic, Cady wasn’t long joining Regina George and co when she moved to North Shore High School.

Now, Lindsay lives in Dubai, working in the hospitality biz with her own bars and clubs. It’s believed however that she’s planning on making a return to the US this year, and is hopeful to get back into acting too.

Rachel McAdams

Queen of the plastics, Rachel McAdams has proved her acting versatility since playing Regina George back in 2004. From The Notebook in the same year to an investigative journalist in Spotlight, varying roles in comedies such as Wedding Crashers and Game Night to thrillers like Red Eye, the 42-year-old has a pretty impressive resume and it’s still growing.

Lacey Chabert

Taking on the role of Gretchen Wieners at 22 years of age, Lacey Chabert was already a pretty established child and teen actress. She starred in Party Of Five for years, as well as All My Children as Eric Kane’s daughter. Since Mean Girls, Lacey has continued acting and you might have recognised her in one of her many Christmas movies (she’s been in a lot of them), as well as 2019 series Crossword Mysteries which is coming back for season two this month.

Amanda Seyfried

She’s tipped for an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Marion Davies in Mank. But long before the Oscar buzz, Amanda Seyfried starred as Karen Smith in Mean Girls. Now, with an impressive selection of movies under her belt, Amanda is predominately known for her roles in Mamma Mia, Les Miserables (which she deeply regrets), Letters to Juliet and In Time.

Johnathan Bennett

‘On October 3rd he asked me what day it is…. it’s October 3rd’. It’s safe to say many a viewer had a crush on Johnathan Bennett AKA Aaron Samuels when Mean Girls debuted. The hunky heartthrob was a major hit and only recently he reprised his “Mean Girls” role for Ariana Grande’s Thank You, Next music video.

Johnathan also recently got engaged at Christmas to his long-term boyfriend, Jaymes Vaughan. If you haven’t seen the pics yet, you need to – so cute!

Tina Fey

Not only did Tina Fey write the iconic movie, but she wrote the Broadway “Mean Girls” musical and now, is said to be writing the movie adaptation of the musical which will be created by Paramount, the original creators of the first movie.

Fingers crossed that Tina Fey will guest star in the movie or even, have a minor role, similar to her impactful part as Ms Norbury in the 00s flick.

Regardless of that, we’re sure she’s only thrillit of the musical’s success, similar to the original movie, it has been a smash hit, headed for the West End this Spring *fingers crossed*.

The musical was nominated for 12 Tonys including best musical.

Lizzy Caplan

One of the most noteworthy characters in the show, Janis Ian played by Lizzy Caplan is a good’un and she’s been in a lot since that you’ve might of recognised her in.

Explaining that she didn’t work for a long time after Mean Girls, one of Lizzy’s biggest roles to date was in Now You See Me 2, where she starred alongside Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo. Aside from that, Lizzy has also been in a whole rake of other shows and movies including New Girl, Cloverfield, The Bachelorette and Hot Tub Time Machine.

Daniel Franzese

Lastly, we’ve got Daniel Franzese. Daniel has helped many to pull off the easiest Halloween costume ever since this role. The signature blue hoody to create the “she doesn’t even go here” Damian ensemble.

After Mean Girls, most of Daniel’s work was in television, guest-starring on shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, GLOW and Party Down. In 2013 he became an art curator – impressive!

Well, there you have it. Now, to watch Mean Girls for the 143,000 time. Stream it on Netflix now.