Watch: North Carolina High School Alumni Stars In New Mean Girls Trailer
What does a high school in North Carolina have to do with Mean Girls– one of the greatest high school films of all time? Just ask the actress playing Regina George. Listen I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a huge movie person. I love a good chick flick or comedy. But we don’t seem to get too many of those currently. But the 2000s were prime movie years in my opinion. And one of the best of the best? Mean Girls. It’s remained one of my favorite movies to this day. And I can quote the entirety of the film. There are too many classic moments. So when the news broke that there was a remake musical version of the classic film, I was interested, to say the least. As a theatre fan, I have also seen the musical version of Mean Girls, which I very much enjoyed. As well as the modern-day updates it made.
And that’s what this new version of Mean Girls will be. The musical interpretation is once again directed by Tina Fey (who of course is reprising her role of Ms. Norbury). But this one has a little bit of a local connection as well. Renee Rapp who attended high school in North Carolina stars in the new Mean Girls movie, in the role of queen bee Regina George. Rapp attended Charlotte’s Hopewell High School and then transferred to Northwest School of the Arts.
The trailer for the movie was released today:
In addition to Rapp, the movie will feature the following names in the iconic roles- Angourie Rice as Cady, Auli’i Cravalho as Janis, Jaquel Spivey as Damian, Anantika as Karen, and Bebe Wood as Gretchen. Tim Meadows is also returning as Principal Duvall. There are rumors that original plastics could be making cameos in the film as well. I’m going to need these rumors to be true. It’s a need not a want at this point. The original film came out almost 20 years ago (HOW?) on April 20, 2004. It starred Lindsey Lohan as Cady, Rachel McAdams as Regina, Amanda Seyfried as Karen, and Lacey Chabert as Gretchen.
The cast has reunited in a Walmart commercial for this holiday season:
I personally cannot wait to see this one, and the fact that there is a North Carolina connection to the new Mean Girls movie just makes it even more fetch. See it in theaters on January 12th! Though not having it come out on October 3rd may be a missed opportunity.