Back in 2004, Lindsay Lohan was at the peak of her powers: after starring in Freaky Friday a year earlier, Lohan became one of Hollywood’s biggest teen stars with the huge success of Mean Girls, which would gross over $129million. But ever since, the actress’ career has nose-dived with personal problems and high-profile film duds despite working with such iconic filmmakers as Robert Altman and Paul Schrader.
This week, Lohan has been speaking about her aspirations for the future of her career and has cited a sequel to Mean Girls as something she is extremely keen to get off the ground. Speaking to CNN (via Vulture), she said:
“I have been trying so hard to do a ‘Mean Girls 2.’ It is not in my hands… I know that Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels and all of Paramount are very busy… I will keep forcing it and pushing it on them until we do it.”
In fact, Lohan had spoken a few years ago about the sequel taking place when the girls are older and “housewives”. Whether a sequel will ever see the light of day remains unlikely, especially as co-stars Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried, as well as Fey, have gone on to bigger things. Indeed, if the lack of success for long-gestating comedy sequels is anything to go by (Zoolander 2, Dumb and Dumber 2) it’s perhaps best that we don’t see a follow-up anytime soon.
Besides, we already had a Mean Girls 2: a quasi-sequel was made in 2011 for US television with only Tim Meadows (as the school principal) returning from the original. Perhaps best to leave it alone after that one…