Sure, Mean Girls came out 15 years ago, but that doesn't mean that we're any less obsessed with the masterpiece of a movie. Also still very into Mean Girls? Amanda Seyfried, who any real fan will know played plastic Karen Smith.
Earlier this week, Amanda made an appearance at the Williamstown Theatre Festival's late night cabaret to sing a rendition of Taylor Swift's Mean with Ashley Park, who starred as Gretchen Wieners in the Broadway musical based on the movie. The catch? they gave the classic song a twist, packing in "as many Mean Girls references as possible."
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@taylorswift’s ‘Mean’ sprinkled with as many ‘Mean Girls’ references as possible SEE THE FULL VIDEO IN LINK IN BIO #Repost @ashleyparklady ・・・ Plastics unite tehehehe @mingey Dedicated to all the Gretchens and Karens out there! Stay nice #meangirls (thanks to all the amazing @wtfestival apprentices and cabaret staff who quite literally made this performance happen, costumes included) https://youtu.be/CxdtBvm-K5Q
That means the line "Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me" changed to "Some day, I’ll be fetch enough so you can’t hit me," and the line, "All you are is mean and a liar and pathetic" was changed to "All you are is mean and a liar and pathetic and a fugly slut and mean." Amanda also referred to Karen's iconic romance with her first cousin by altering the line "I walk with my head down, Try to block you out 'cause I never impress you" to "I walk with my head down ’cause I kissed my cousin and I’ll never impress you," and Ashley changed the line "You have pointed out my flaws again as if I don't already see them" to "You have pointed out my flaws again when you wrote it in your burn book."
Amanda also sprinkled in some A+ lines from the movie throughout the performance, saying, "You're like, really pretty," "I'm sick," and "Boo, you wh#!$@." Basically, it's pretty amazing. Watch the whole performance here: