Three more significant roles have been added to the cast of the forthcoming Mean Girls musical film. Tina Fey wrote the screenplay for the well-known 2004 high school comedy of the same name, and Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin, and Tina Fey turned it into the Broadway musical. All three of the stories center on a young lady called Cady Heron who enrolls at a new school and faces a battle against The Plastics, a group of queen bees.
Three new cast members have entered the picture, according to Deadline. The Plastics leader Regina George’s lover Aaron Samuels, airheaded Karen Smith, gossipy Gretchen Wieners, and Avantika, Bebe Wood, and Christopher Briney have all joined the cast. Angourie Rice is playing Cady in the Mean Girls musical, Reneé Rapp is playing Regina George, Auli’i Cravalho is playing the outsider Janis Ian, and Jaquel Spivey is playing Janis’ closest friend Damien.
Those who keep up with recent young adult properties are likely to be familiar with all three of the new cast members. Although Briney is a newcomer to the entertainment industry, he is already well-recognized for playing a key heartthrob role in the teen drama The Summer I Turned Pretty. Conrad was the character that the actor portrayed in the Prime Video series, which will return this year for a second season.
Wood, on the other hand, has regularly produced results since 2011. She first appeared in the Ryan Murphy sitcom The New Normal as a kid before moving on to roles in shows like The Real O’Neals and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Her most recent and most notable performance was as Lake Meriweather in the high school drama Love, Victor, a prequel to the Love, Simon world, where she was a key cast member for all three seasons.
Avantika, the final new cast member for Mean Girls, began her career in a number of Indian Telugu-language movies in the middle of the 2010s. Her most recent English-language roles have been in the Rebel Wilson Netflix comedy Senior Year (which also included Michael Cimino from Wood’s Love, Victor), the Disney animated series Mira, Royal Detective, and the popular HBO series The Sex Lives of College Girls. The cast of the musical is building up to be something spectacular given the trio’s resume of adolescent genre credentials.