Mean Girls director nearly cast Rachel McAdams for Lindsay Lohan’s leading role but didn’t cast her in the end because she was too old.
He told Vulture, ‘Her energy is a very aggressive, testosterone-laden energy, and that’s exactly what I knew I needed for Regina George.’
‘When I gave it to her, she was like, ‘I f****** love Regina George! This is exactly the part I want to play.’ So we did a read-through, and we were trying to look for somebody to play the role of Cady, but frankly, we didn’t find anyone we liked who felt strong enough to go up against Lindsay.’
‘Lindsay kind of begrudgingly said, ‘Okay, I guess I’ll play the lead. At least I get to have more lines.’