“Mean Girls” almost had a whole different vibe.
Amanda Seyfried, Karen Smith in the 2004 Tina Fey-directed comedy, went in and first auditioned for the role of Regina George, played by Rachel McAdams in the final product.
Seyfried recently chatted with Vanity Fair and talked about the process saying, “I’d flown out to L.A. for the first time with my mother. It was very exciting. I met Lacey Chabert for the first time, and Lindsay Lohan was in the room, and Blake Lively was playing Karen, and then I was Regina.”
Seyfried believed she’d be contacted with a yes or no for the role of Regina, but producers had different plans.
“I flew home, and they were like, ‘We think you’re more correct for Karen,’” Syfried recalled. “So I was like, ‘Oh god, OK, sure.’”
Seyfried was more than cool with taking on the role of Karen, a character she has a lot of respect for.
“I think the reason we love Karen so much – and also the reason that she’s so funny – is that she is just being brutally honest, and it’s so beautiful, and that’s what makes her so endearing,” she said in the interview. “And she’s not that smart, but she totally knows it. And everything that she reacts to is just her truth, her true reaction. And I think we all love people like that because we can trust them.”