18 years after its release, Mean Girls remains one of the funniest, wildest, and most accurate portraits of adolescence with Cady (Lindsay Lohan) recently arriving from Africa and facing the most dangerous jungle of all: the North American high school
The acclaimed comedy also revealed to us the acting talent of almost unknown Rachel McAdams (that same year she presented Noah’s Diary) and Amanda Seyfried, the first in the shoes of the feared queen bee Regina George and the second as her lackey/friend Karen Smith.
While Karen wasn’t the smartest among the popular ones, she did have a very special skill: she predicted rain… when it was already raining. At the end of the film, we said goodbye to the young woman by reporting on her weather while she clutched her chest (that was how she knew it was going to rain). Well, male fans of the film couldn’t stop mentioning this scene to Seyfried every time they saw it after the premiere.
This has now been revealed by the actress in an interview with Marie Claire, in which she stated that this reaction from men always disgusted her: “She was 18 years old. She was disgusting.” The performer, who has been acting since she was 14 in Hollywood, has referred to how hard it is to become a star at such a young age.
“I think being famous at that age sucks,” she said: “It must make you feel totally unprotected in the world. I see these young actors who think they have to be confident. They think their whole world has changed. It can be very stressful. “I’ve seen what has happened to my teammates.”
Let’s remember that actresses like Millie Bobby Brown and Maisie Williams have referred to the exhibition in their teens, with the Stranger Things star complaining like Seyfried about “rude” reactions from fans when she came of age.
Tina Fey made Mean Girls, with her unforgettable dialogue and extreme characters, the teen comedy of an entire generation. It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since its premiere because fans continue to remember that, to be Regina’s friend, you cannot wear a top two days in a row, a ponytail only once a week, on Fridays you are allowed to wear jeans or a tracksuit and, above all, that on Wednesdays it goes pink.