It's a day that ends in "-day," which means that Lindsay Lohan is talking about that Mean Girls sequel that doesn’t exist.
In an online interview published Tuesday, Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister asked the erstwhile actress if she’d ever do a follow-up to the endlessly quotable, Tina Fey-penned 2004 comedy. Lohan told her that she’d love to.
“If anyone has asked for this more than I have, please tell me. I’ve said it so many times, and so many people have asked me, and I think we’d have so much fun doing it,” she said. “Last time I was in New York, I went up to [producer] Lorne [Michaels], and I was like, ‘Please!’ It’s in their hands.”
Lindsay’s not kidding when she says that she’s been vocal about wanting to do another Mean Girls movie, which, for the record, did get a straight-to-television sequel in 2011. It’s called Mean Girls 2, and it’s terrible. There were also reports of a spiritual successor of sorts called Mean Moms, which at one point was rumored to have caught Jennifer Aniston’s eye, but that project was shelved in 2015. It’s basically become her white whale for the past four, going on five, years.
In 2014, she said Tina Fey was working on a Mean Girls reunion, which Fey later clarified might not happen and definitely wouldn’t be a movie if it did. Lohan still thought a sequel would be really cool, so she told Entertainment Weekly: “It would be really cool.” In 2015, she promised her Instagram followers that she was doing everything in her power to be a part of Mean Moms.
That sorta-sequel never got made, but Lohan wasn’t deterred. The following year she posted a throwback Instagram of her and co-stars Lacey Chabert and Rachel McAdams, asking them if they wanted to do a sequel in the caption.
Since 2016, Lohan has talked about wanting to do a Mean Girls sequel on at least five separate other occasions, sometimes telling reporters that she’s written the treatment herself, other times joking — joking!! — that she’s basically stalking Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels at this point, trying to wear them down.
Her commitment to the role — a role that, again, does not and might not ever exist — is admirable, though I have to wonder: If she really wanted to give her fans a decades-late sequel to one of her earlier hit films, why’d she say no to the Life-Size 2????? I know she had scheduling conflicts with her MTV show, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club — which is like Vanderpump Rules but it’s Lindsay and it’s HER rules and it’s HER Mykonos resort — but come on!!!! Feed two birds with one scone, as they say!
Anyway, in case you’re keeping track of who wants to do a sequel to Mean Girls, should it ever exist: Lindsay’s a yes (She’s always a yes.), Tina’s a no, Rachel’s a perhaps, Lacey’s a maybe, Amanda Seyfried’s a fuck no, Daniel Franzese’s a yes, and Jonathan Bennett was a no but is now a hard yes. None of this matters because the movie doesn’t exist!