It may sound like an odd comparison but cast members from Tina Fey’s Mean Girls musical revealed who they think is the biggest bully between Regina George and…President Donald Trump! Who would win?
In fact, the Broadway adaptation of the classic 2004 teen movie is filled with Trump references only Tina Fey could have come up with!
For instance, when Cady Heron becomes Spring Fling Queen in the musical’s final act, Regina George has a line that suggests there was Russian meddling in the elections.
Taylor Louderman, the actress who plays Regina, revealed that if it ever came down to it, her character would take the current president down.
‘Regina George [would win] of course! I bet it would be pretty close.’
But she was not the only one to think that. Co-star Barrett Wilbert Weed, who plays Janis, said: ‘I am going to go with Regina because she is pretty spry. I think she would also be good at faking everyone out. She is good at escaping from testy situations.’
Finally, Kate Rockwell who gives life to the role of Karen on stage also named Regina victorious in a versus with Trump.
‘I would love to see him come for her, I would love to see him try,’ she laughed.
This version of Mean Girls is not just a story about young women tearing each other down, as its storyline actually parallels the realities of our world since November 8, 2016, and that correlation isn’t lost on the stars of the musical.
‘I think that, in 2004, [Mean Girls] was important when the movie came out. I think it was important for us to talk about an honest, but also a laughing way, about how we, women, treat each other, particularly when we are younger,’ Kate said.
She went on to explain that ‘15 years later, the climate has changed, and it has not changed for the better. We have a lot of leadership that is not particularly respectful of women, so I think it is ultra important for us to learn to be respectful of each other, and so that we can teach, not only ourselves but the people, the generation after us, that that is the norm.’
Barrett also stated that ‘I think a lot of people in this country feel sort of bullied by our government right now. I know I do and there is some really beautiful pushback happening. But I think being bullied or being ostracized or having social difficulty is applicable to anybody who’s ever been alive.’