Mean Girls was one of the most-liked movies in 2004 and Amanda Seyfried character Karen, the foolish one was liked by the audience. But what if you get to know that Amanda’s character was actually offered to Blake Lively? Initially, Amanda Seyfried who played Karen Smith in the 2004 film, originally auditioned for the role of Regina George, which eventually went to Rachel McAdams.
“I had flown to Los Angeles with my mother for the first time. It was very exciting,” Seyfried said in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. “I first met Lacey Chabert, and Lindsay Lohan was in the room, Blake Lively played Karen, and then I was Regina.” The Emmy winner walked out of the room thinking she was going to get a call telling her whether or not she got the leader, but instead they had another offer for her.
“I flew home and they said, ‘We think you’re more right for Karen,'” she said. “So I was like, ‘Oh, God, okay, sure.”
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Mean Girls casting director Marci Liroff told Cosmopolitan UK that Lively was one of the best choices to play Karen. In the Vanity Fair interview, Seyfried also praised her character for being so real and just wanting to make people feel better.
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“I think the reason we love Karen so much, and also the reason why she’s so funny, is because she’s brutally honest, and she’s so beautiful, and that’s what makes her so lovable,” the star said from dropout.”And she’s not that smart, but she knows it perfectly. And everything she reacts to is simply her truth and accepts the way she is.
The Emmy winner revisited the scene from the film and enjoyed the nostalgia and revisiting the days of the movie was shoot.