It’s no secret that Lindsay Lohan’s last great success was Mean Girls back in 2004. The film became a generation-defining teen comedy classic, spawning its own slang and rocketing Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried’s careers. But since then, Lohan has been on a protracted decline in the film industry. Her name still sells tabloids, but Lindsay can’t quite sell tickets like she used to. With that in mind, it’s not a huge surprise that Lohan would love to return to the Mean Girls universe and has even spoken about it with Tina Fey, according to a new interview with her in Time Out.
“People really love the movie: how do you top that? I was with Tina Fey the other day and I said we should do another Mean Girls, like an older version where they’re all housewives and they’re all cheating. That would be really funny. I’ll harass Tina to write it.”
Of course, no matter how much Lindsay would love to revive the series, Fey has previously gently shut down rumors that Mean Girls 2 is a real possibility. Lohan, McAdams and Seyfried are, after all, past or nearly 30 years old at this point. Even though Lindsay’s suggestion in Time Out is to age the characters themselves, Tina still seemed unexcited by the possibility in an interview with ExtraTV.
“We’re coming up next month on the 10-year anniversary of the original movie. I can’t believe it either. We’re going to see if there’s any way to get everyone together, but not a movie, sadly. We’re all past high school age.”
Of course, there are hoards of hungry fans just waiting for Tina to finally move forward with Mean Girls 2, but Fey might be more content to keep riding the bolt of energy it gave to screenwriting career than to return with a sequel. Lohan, on the other hand, hasn’t had much going on film-wise, particularly in the last few years. The Canyons, which was both a box office and critical flop, was her only starring big screen role last year.
Lindsay is, however, picking up roles outside of Hollywood despite her career slump. Lohan made her debut this week in David Mamet’s new play Speed-the-Plow in London. Early reviews indicate it won’t be a Mean Girls career milestone; Lindsay reportedly had to be fed lines and was generally uninspired in the performance, reported The Daily Beast.
“Lindsay Lohan only has one major speech in the David Mamet play that marks her West End debut. Unfortunately, she couldn’t remember how it went. On the first night of previews, a work-in-progress feel is to be expected. But halfway through the second act of Speed-the-Plow, the audience was openly laughing at Lohan’s struggle to grasp Mamet’s sharp, trademark dialogue.”
Apparently, the London theatre won’t be saving Lindsay Lohan’s career anytime soon. Maybe Tina Fey will drop her a Mean Girls 2 lifeline?
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