Here's why Rachel McAdams skipped the Mean Girls-themed Walmart commecial

Although Rachel McAdams, who played Regina George in Mean Girls, said she'd be on board with a future reunion with the whole cast, she skipped out on the Walmart commercial featuring her co-stars. Here's why she said she wasn't in it with them.

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To promote their Black Friday sales in November, Walmart aired a commercial that brought together the original Mean Girls cast -- including Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and other original cast members. But fans of the nostalgic movie may have noticed that the queen bee of the school, Regina George, was missing from the commercial. In an interview with Variety, Rachel McAdams broke her silence about why she turned down the Walmart commercial.

As it turns out, there's no bad blood between the co-stars and Rachel McAdams didn't avoid reprising her role as the iconic mean girl herself, Regina George, out of any hard feelings toward the upcoming musical adaption of the movie.

As it turns out, the reason that Rachel McAdams chose not to play a grown-up version of Regina George in the commercial is simple: she just didn't want to and, to top it all off, had no idea that the rest of the cast would be doing it!

"I don’t know; I guess I wasn’t that excited about doing a commercial if I’m being totally honest. A movie sounded awesome, but I’ve never done commercials, and it just didn’t feel like my bag. Also… I didn’t know that everyone was doing it. I would, of course, always love to be part of a ‘Mean Girls’ reunion and hang with my plastics, but yeah, I found that out later."

Rachel McAdams, Variety

The commercial features grown-up imaginings of the original cast member with Lindsay Lohan playing her character Cady Heron as new guidance counselor at the high school where the film was set; Amanda Seyfried appears as Karen Smith, a forever ditzy weather reporter; and Lacey Chabert as her character, Gretchen Wieners, who grew up to be a stage mom.

"It was great catching up with everyone," Lindsay Lohan told People about most of the cast coming back together in order to film the commercial and reprise their roles from the iconic Tina Fey teen comedy.

Even though Rachel McAdams skipped the commercial reunion, she told Variety that she and Tina Fey worked together to try to find a cameo for her in the 2024 musical adaption, but it just didn't work out, so we won't be seeing Rachel McAdams appear alongside the new Regina George, Renee Rapp, any time soon. But, that doesn't mean she's not excited to see the pop star carry the torch and play a new version of the character that McAdams made famous. She told Variety:

"Tina and I sort of dabbled with a few ideas, but it was tough to make it all work in the end. I was really down for whatever she wanted to do. I think the direction it went in will be fantastic and I cannot wait to see it."

Rachel McAdams, Variety

Hopefully, the fact that Rachel McAdams is open to a Mean Girls reunion in the future means that we'll get to see more of the cast coming together again someday.