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Blake Lively Almost Starred in 'Mean Girls' - Find Out Which Role She Auditioned For!

Blake Lively Almost Starred in 'Mean Girls' - Find Out Which Role She Auditioned For!

Mean Girls almost had a very different cast!

During a new interview, one of the stars of the hit 2004 comedy revealed that Blake Lively was a top choice to play one of the Plastics in the movie.

Keep reading to find out more…

While speaking with Vanity Fair, Amanda Seyfried revealed that she initially auditioned for the role of Regina George – which ended up going to Rachel McAdams – and that Blake auditioned to play Karen Smith.

“I’d flown out to L.A. for the first time with my mother. It was very exciting,” Amanda recalled. “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.”

“I flew home and they were like…’We think you’re more correct for Karen,’” Amanda added. “So I was like, ‘Oh god, OK, sure.’”

Back in 2021, Mean Girls casting director Marci Liroff revealed that Blake was the top choice to play Karen, which ultimately went to Amanda.

“We wanted Blake Lively, who hadn’t done The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants yet, for Karen,” Marci told Cosmopolitan UK. “She came down to the final tests but, at some point, some of the filmmakers said to keep looking.”

Marci went on to share that it was producer Lorne Michaels who really pushed for Amanda to play Karen.

“Amanda Seyfried had read for Regina and we really liked her,” Marci explained, “but then Lorne suggested, ‘Why don’t we make her Karen?’”

It was recently announced that two of the original Mean Girls stars will be reprising their roles for the upcoming movie musical!

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