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Rachel McAdams Surprises Fans on ‘SNL’ for a ‘Mean Girls’ Reunion Spectacle

In a delightful turn of events, Rachel McAdams, the iconic Regina George from the 2004 hit movie “Mean Girls,” made an unexpected appearance on the January 20 episode of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). The actress, who portrayed the main bully in the original film, graced the stage to introduce musical guest Reneé Rapp, adding a touch of nostalgia for fans of the beloved high school comedy.

Met with thunderous applause, McAdams’s surprise appearance set the stage for Rapp’s performance of “Not My Fault.” Rapp, taking on the role of Regina in the 2024 musical remake of “Mean Girls,” delivered a stellar rendition of the song she wrote for the film. Adding to the excitement, the stage lit up as Megan Thee Stallion joined Rapp for a dynamic and unforgettable performance.

Following the musical act, SNL continued the fun with a sketch featuring McAdams, this time portraying Natalie Partman, an actor struggling to land roles due to an uncanny resemblance to Rachel McAdams. The humorous skit showcased McAdams’s versatility and added a comedic twist to the evening.

McAdams’s surprise appearance on SNL marked a significant moment for fans, especially considering her absence from recent “Mean Girls” events. The original film, starring McAdams alongside Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert, remains a cultural phenomenon.

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Interestingly, the three leading ladies recently reunited for a Walmart commercial, bringing a dose of nostalgia to audiences. Lindsay Lohan, who made a cameo at the New York City premiere of the remake, also added to the excitement surrounding the latest rendition of the classic movie.

While Tina Fey, the creative force behind both the original and the new movie, and Tim Meadows reprised their roles in the remake, McAdams chose a different path. In a recent interview with Variety, she shared insights into her decision not to be a part of the recent “Mean Girls” endeavors.

“Tina and I sort of dabbled with a few ideas, but it was tough to make it all work in the end,” McAdams explained. “I was really down for whatever she wanted to do. I think the direction it went in will be fantastic, and I cannot wait to see it.”

Addressing her absence from the Walmart commercial, McAdams candidly revealed, “I don’t know; I guess I wasn’t that excited about doing a commercial if I’m being totally honest. A movie sounded awesome, but I’ve never done commercials, and it just didn’t feel like my bag.”

She added, “Also, I didn’t know that everyone was doing it. I would, of course, always love to be part of a ‘Mean Girls’ reunion and hang with my plastics, but yeah, I found that out later.”

McAdams’s surprise ‘SNL’ appearance not only delighted fans but also reignited the buzz surrounding the timeless charm of “Mean Girls.” As the actress continues to captivate audiences with her talent and humor, the memory of Regina George and the Plastics lives on, making this unexpected reunion a truly special moment in entertainment history.