The truth behind Rachel McAdams’ absence from ‘Mean Girls’ reunion in Walmart’s Black Friday ad: ‘She didn’t want to do it’
In an iconic move, Walmart has joined the 2004 hit team Mean girls to create a big ad ahead of their Black Friday sale, but something wasn’t quite right.
Despite fans being thrilled to see the classic ’00s team reunite, they were left heartbroken without Rachel McAdams.
With several theories about the absence of the moving star, a messenger talks to him Page Six he said it was McAdams’ decision not to get involved.
“Rachel McAdams didn’t want to do it,” the source told the outlet.
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“It was offered to them all,” continued the messenger. “But all three would love to be together for the reunion.”
“They had a great time talking about being mothers, and it was definitely a loss not having Rachel there,” they said.
The other three of the original four Mean girls group cast members – Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert – all appeared in the ad along with additional co-stars Daniel Franzese and Rajiv Surendra.
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As it is nearly 20 years since the film was released, the advert sees the original sensible girls looking over their children who are the new ‘it girls’ at their school.
“Some things never change,” Lohan’s character Cady is heard saying in a voiceover.
“On Wednesdays we wear pink, but now we shop the Walmart Black Friday deals,” said Cady and Gretchen arriving at school with a full convertible of shopping bags and Walmart products.
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The ad goes on to show some of the film’s most iconic scenes, including the frenzied kids going crazy on posters in the hallway – except this time that they are Black Friday ads – and the girls. Jingle Bell Rock performance.
“It was so good to be back together after all these years. It was good to catch up with everyone,” Lohan said. PEOPLE of the experience.
“It was wonderful to spend the day with Amanda and Lindsay and it was so much fun to reminisce and be together again,” said Chabert.
Another celebrity joined the ad as well, Missy Elliot stepping in as Coach Carr to teach the students about sales.