Aaron Samuels — or, rather, Jonathan Bennett, the actor who played him in the 2004 movie Mean Girls — has the most fetch idea ever for a new version.
“I think it would be really interesting to do a TV show of Mean Girls with me and Lindsay [Lohan] and everyone grown up, in high school,” Bennett tells Yahoo Entertainment. “Like, we’re the teachers and we have kids that are now in the high school and we’re the parents.”
The actor said Samuel would be the English teacher, “obviously.” (Math wasn’t his strong suit.)
He has some definite thoughts about what Lohan’s character, Cady, would be doing in a new take on the iconic movie.
“I think she would be the Amy Poehler character,” Bennett explains. “She would be, like, the cool mom with kids.”
As for Bennett himself? He sees only one option.
“I mean, if I get a lot of filler, I could probably just go ahead and play myself, but we’d have to really get a lot of Botox,” Bennett says. “I don’t have the money for that.”
He explains that his picks for the new Cady and Aaron-type characters are Joey King, from The Act, and Robbie Amell, from The Flash.
Lohan has said more than once before that she wants a Mean Girls sequel. In December 2017, Lohan said she even planned to track down writer Tina Fey and producer Lorne Michaels to talk to them about it. She was joking then, as she walked the red carpet, but she’s made it clear that she’s genuinely interested.
Although Mean Girls was a hit at the box office, the first sequel was a 2011 TV movie on Freeform. A Fey-penned Mean Girls musical opened on Broadway last year and is currently touring the country.
The story, which is essentially about a girl finding her place, is truly beloved. Bennett has a theory about why.
“Everyone that’s been to high school knows who the Plastics are,” Bennett says. “Everyone who’s been to high school knows what the cafeteria layout is. It’s the same wherever we go, and I think that’s what Tina Fey did so well is bringing this real relatability to the movie, where anyone that watches it knows exactly who those kids are, and when you can identify and relate to it, that’s why you find something funny.”
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