Lindsay Lohan reunites with 'Mean Girls' co-stars to encourage fans to vote

The actress dialled into a surprise panel all the way from the UAE

Lindsay Lohan, top right, joined her 'Mean Girls' costars for a digital panel this week. Katie Couric / Instagram
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They may not have made "fetch" happen, but the stars of cult teen comedy Mean Girls are trying to make sure voting happens.

A number of famous faces from the 2004 smash hit reunited for a surprise video on Saturday, October 3, encouraging viewers to cast their votes in the US election next month.

The clip, which was released one month ahead of voting day, featured Tina Fey, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams and more, alongside Lindsay Lohan.

The American actress dialled in from Dubai, where she has lived for a number of years.

The panel, moderated by journalist and presenter Katie Couric, was released to also mark Mean Girls day, which falls on October 3 after that date was mentioned in the Fey-penned film.

"With the help of Katie Couric, I reunited with some of my old friends to celebrate Mean Girls Day," posted New York-born Lohan, 34, as the 15-minute video was released.

The actress, who has remained in Dubai throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, played Cady Heron, a teen who moves to a US high school after previously being homeschooled in Africa.

The cast previously were last all together at the film's premiere in 2004, Lohan told Couric.

"I really wanted to play Regina [George, the film's queen bee]," she said. "Because I'd just done a movie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, where I'd played a kind of weirdo, I was like 'I want to do a movie where I get to be pretty and dress pretty'."

However, Lohan found herself bonding with outsider-turned-clique-leader Heron as she read the script.

"I started to really relate to Cady and her sensitivity and the trapeze of emotions she goes through," the actress said. "It was almost like me, as between the movie and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen I'd gone back to regular school and it was a really weird transition for me. I'd been a kind of outcast."

Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese, Ana Gasteyer and Tim Meadows also made cameos in the panel, discussing their experiences on set.

The film was set a new standard when it came to diversity, added actor Rajiv Surendra, who played mathlete and budding rapper Kevin Gnapoor .

"I think this movie was very authentically diverse. When I read that script, it was the very first time that an Indian guy that was good at math didn't talk [with an Indian accent] and bob his head.

"And I was like, 'Wow!' I was shocked. And the fact that that permeated through the whole movie, it was ahead of its time."

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