Lindsay Lohan Originally Wanted A Different Role In Mean Girls

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By ALESSANDRA G

"Mean Girls," released in 2004, remains one of the most iconic films in pop culture. Fans might be surprised to learn that casting for the film was not a straightforward process, especially for Rachel McAdams' character of Regina George, one of the most infamous teen movie villains of all time.

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Lindsay Lohan worked with "Mean Girls" director Mark Waters on "Freaky Friday," and at one time, Waters believed he had the perfect Regina George in Lohan. "Her energy is a very aggressive, testosterone-laden energy, and that's exactly what I knew I needed for Regina George," he told Vulture.

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Lohan was on the same wavelength, with Waters saying "When I gave it to her, she was like [...] This is exactly the part I want to play.'" However, following "Freaky Friday," audiences associated Lohan with a more likable character, so she ended up playing Cady Heron, the heroine of "Mean Girls."

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Lohan wasn't the only one who could have played Regina George, but ended up playing a different character in the film. "The person who was neck and neck for the role of Regina — and we agonized over which one we were going to cast — was Amanda Seyfried," Waters told Vulture.

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