'Mean Girls' star Daniel Franzese reveals possible sequel

Daniel Franzese says the cast of 'Mean Girls' is as eager for a sequel as you are.

Franzese, who played Damian Leigh in the 2004 comedy, discussed filming the sequel with People while attending the premiere of the Mean Girls musical on Jan. 8. possibility.

"We all want it," Franzese said of a potential Mean Girls 2 . " You have to tell the boss lady over there," he continued, referring to the film's screenwriter, Tina Fey, who also played Ms. Norbury in the original film.

"I'm sure (she) has heard it a million times, but she's the keeper, so we're all waiting," Franzese continued, revealing that he's still close with the original Mean Girls cast , he claimed they were "both depressed" about starring in the follow-up.

Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried. Michael Gibson/Paramount/Kobal/Shutterstock

“We all talk when we can,” he added. "It's very difficult. We're all busy, but I love them too."

Franzese isn't the only "Mean Girls" star to have discussed a potential sequel. In 2022, Lindsay Lohan (aka Cardi Heron) joked that the sequel was "in Tina Fey's hands" during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon .

Amanda Seyfried (aka Karen Smith) also addressed the speculation during a chat with Lohan. " Mean Girls 2 is never going to happen, is it?" she asked.

Lacey Chabert, Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Seyfried. Michael Gibson/Paramount/Kobal/Shutterstock

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Last November, Franzese, Lohan, Seyfried and Lacey Chabert reprized their "Mean Girls" characters in Walmart's 2023 Black Friday ad. The ad reveals what Cady, Damian, Gretchen and Karen are up to today.

Rachel McAdams (aka Regina George) is not starring in the Walmart commercial. She later explained to Variety that she turned down the ad because "it didn't feel like my bag."

Lacey Chabert, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Seyfried. Walmart/YouTube

Produce a musical

Following the success of the 2004 film, Fey and producer Lorne Michaels created a musical based on the film in 2017. In 2020, Fey announced that the musical film Mean Girls would be coming to the big screen.

The cast of the musical film Mean Girls . Variety/Variety/Getty Images

The musical, which opens in theaters on January 12, stars Reneé Rapp, Angourie Rice, Auli'i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey and Fey, who reprises her role as math teacher Ms. Norbury.