With memorable raps from Kevin G (Remember, “All you sucka MCs ain’t got nothin’ on me?”) and the infamous “Jingle Bell Rock” scene, “Mean Girls” is a movie ripe with Broadway material.
In an interview with E! on the red carpet at the SAG Awards, Tina Fey said about the possibility of a”Mean Girls” musical: “Maybe! We want to. I would love to. I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for ’30 Rock,’ and I think Paramount’s onboard.”
“Mean Girls” is Fey’s 2004 movie about high school cliques and bullying presented as a teen comedy.
Amanda Seyfried, who played pretty-but-dumb Karen Smith, could easily reprise her role in the musical version, having already starred in the film adaptions of Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables. Rachel McAdams might have gone too A-list for a musical reprisal of queen bee Regina George, but Lindsey Lohan did once play a character fighting for a role in a musical in the movie “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” so perhaps there’s potential for a cast reunion.
And who would play Regina’s mom, Amy Poehler’s original role in the movie? Speaking about the recent fight between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on “American Idol” over who knew more about “Mean Girls,” Fey said, “I think Mariah won. Like, Mariah seemed to really know all the characters. Maybe she can play Amy Poehler’s part in the musical.” Mariah as an overbearing, plastic-surgery loving, pink tracksuit-wearing, blonde bimbo? Perfect. You go Glenn Coco.
Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.