'PAY THEM!': Fans rage after Paramount offers 'disrespectful' salary to OG 'Mean Girls' actresses for musical
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: There are a few movies that remain cult classics and 'Mean Girls' is definitely one of them. Released in 2004, the high school movie garnered a huge fan following and still continues to attract new viewers. 'Mean Girls' is based on the book 'Queen Bees and Wannabes' by Rosalind Wisema. The movie is nearing its 20th anniversary. And while the OG film does a brilliant job depicting just how mean girls can get, everything gets better with a song-and-dance. So get ready for the movie musical version of this classic. For 'Mean Girls: The Musical', the original 'Plastics' Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert have all agreed to return. However, the talks have stalled due to Paramount's disrespectful salary offer to the actresses.
'Mean Girls' followed the story of the North Shore High School, where Cady (Lindsay Lohan) joins after years of being homeschooled. Cady finds herself in the middle of the high school's social hierarchy and learns about cliques, bullying and the high school drama among girls that almost destroys the school. There is an online phenomenon called 'Mean Girls Day', which is currently celebrated on October 3, a date reference to a scene from the movie.
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'Mean Girls: The Musical'
'Mean Girls' has a spin-off sequel 'Mean Girls 2', which premiered on ABC Family 2011. 'Mean Girls: The Musical' is also created by Tina Fey and premiered on Broadway at the National Theatre in October 2017. The film adaptation of this musical is said to be in the works at Paramount and will be exclusively released on Paramount+.
'PAY THEM, PARAMOUNT!!!'
The minute the news of Paramount's dismal offer to the original cast members in 'Mean Girls' surfaced, fans of the movie took to social media to express their support for the OG actresses. One fan defended them and wrote, "these girls should be getting millions, there’s no and’s if’s or buts about it." While another chimed in and commented, "PAY THEM, PARAMOUNT!!!" to pressure the studio to pay the actresses properly. Yet another fan commented on the news by expressing their strong support to the group by posting, "i need this reunion and i will stop at nothing to get these 4 back together" and added a Gofundme meme with the iconic 'Mean Girls' template. One fan expressed their love for the OG girls in 'Mean Girls' and extended their support by commenting, "paramount better pay according i need the og’s back."
these girls should be getting millions, there’s no and’s if’s or buts about it.— ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴘʀɪᴍᴇ ʙᴀʀʙɪᴇ (@AfroBlondBarbi) February 23, 2023
PAY THEM, PARAMOUNT!!!— Hilary ~ MollyVegas ミ☆ (@MollyVegas) February 23, 2023
i need this reunion and i will stop at nothing to get these 4 back together pic.twitter.com/LVEyGyj6Cn— james :)) (@jjameshowell) February 23, 2023
paramount better pay according i need the og’s back— kina 🏾 (@purpletigressxo) February 23, 2023
'Original movie was successful because of them'
One fan slammed Paramount for its unfair decision and commented, "Paramount not wanting to pay a woman what she’s worth?" Another fan chimed in and commented, "PARAMOUNT GIVE MY GIRLS THEIR COIN WE NEED THIS". They also expressed their love for the original 'Measn Girls' and wants the original group to come back. Yet another fan added the possible future of their beloved characters by adding, "I think it’ll be so cool to meet these characters again now that they are much older, I wonder how time influenced them and how they think of the world now". One fan commented on the significance of the original cast and commented, "The original movie was successful because of them and the other cast too. Unfortunately, it seems that Tina and the studio forgot that".
Paramount not wanting to pay a woman what she’s worth? pic.twitter.com/6OdoRJzrke— Buffay the Vampire Layer ⚰️ (@_MyNameIsAdam_) February 23, 2023
PARAMOUNT GIVE MY GIRLS THEIR COIN WE NEED THIS— josh (@jdav8457) February 23, 2023
I think it’ll be so cool to meet these characters again now that they are much older, I wonder how time influenced them and how they think of the world now— david kyle (@Kanyewestisove1) February 23, 2023
The original movie was successful because of them and the other cast too. Unfortunately, it seems that Tina and the studio forgot that— Andhika Godwin 吳端漢 (@AndhikaGodwin) February 23, 2023
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