Rachel McAdams, who famously portrayed Regina George in the 2004 hit movie “Mean Girls,” made a surprise appearance on the January 20 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She was there to introduce musical guest Reneé Rapp, who plays Regina in the 2024 musical remake of “Mean Girls.”
Rapp’s performance of “Not My Fault,” a song she wrote for the film, was met with enthusiastic applause. She was joined on stage by Megan Thee Stallion. In a subsequent sketch, McAdams returned, playing Natalie Partman, an actress who struggled to find roles due to her resemblance to Rachel McAdams.
McAdams’ unexpected appearance was particularly exciting as she hasn’t been involved in recent “Mean Girls” events. The original film also starred Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert, who recently reunited for a Walmart commercial. Lohan also made a cameo at the New York City premiere of the remake.
While Tina Fey, the writer of both the original and new movie, and Tim Meadows reprised their roles in the remake, McAdams did not. She shared with usnewsdaily last month that while she and Fey explored a few ideas, it was challenging to make it work. However, she expressed excitement about the direction the remake took.
McAdams also revealed that she declined to appear in the commercial with her co-stars, explaining that she wasn’t particularly excited about doing a commercial and was unaware that everyone else was participating. Despite this, she expressed a desire to be part of a “Mean Girls” reunion and to reconnect with her co-stars, whom she affectionately referred to as “my plastics.”