Every year on October 3, the world and Hollywood come together to celebrate Mean Girls day. This year, the cast of the popular film reunited online, for a video call to mark the one-month countdown of the US presidential elections.
The pop-culture phenomena film is still a fan favorite 16 years after its initial release and last night several actors, including Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Tina Fey, took part in a virtual reunion to reminisce about their time on the film, as well as encouraging viewers to vote in the upcoming US elections. Ten members of the iconic cast joined American presenter Katie Couric for the reunion and spent their time discussing parts of the film, as well as catching up on the last 16 years, as it was highlighted the cast had not fully seen each other since the film’s premiere.
During the video, the film’s screenwriter Tina Fey, who also played teacher Miss Norbury in the film, discussed the development of some of the film’s most quotable lines. Speaking of the origin of the infamous line “that is so fetch,” Fey explained, “I did some research and I sat down with some neighborhood teens and I was asking them about slang,” she recalled. “I started thinking, ‘Whatever I put in the movie now, by the time the movie gets made, it’ll be over.’ So we’ll just make up something fake. [We came up with] ‘fetch’, from the word fetching. So, I just made it up,” she added.
The film’s premise focuses on a new girl Cady, played by Lindsay Lohan, enrolling in a school in North America after moving with her family from Africa. She encounters three ‘mean girls’, played by Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert and she tried to navigate her way through her new high school.