Reneé Rapp isn’t new to the role of Regina George, the quintessential queen bee. Her portrayal in the Broadway adaptation of “Mean Girls” won hearts and now, she’s back, weaving her magic in the latest movie adaptation. At 19, she stepped into Regina’s shoes, right as her pop music career was about to take off. Tina Fey and producer Lorne Michaels saw a spark in Rapp, convincing her to embrace the role. “She actually said she wasn’t sure she wanted to do Broadway,” Fey explains. “Lorne and I convinced her she’d be wasting her talent if she didn’t take a run at this.”
Reneé’s Perspective on Regina
For Rapp, Regina George is more than just the ‘head bitch in charge.’ ” She empathizes with her as a young woman. “She’s really sexy and powerful, but is also really endearing when you get to know her. She is a villain but you’re forced to empathize with her at times.”. This nuanced portrayal promises to add depth to the character in this new adaptation.
‘Mean Girls’: A Fresh Take on a Classic
The film, releasing in the Philippines on February 7th, offers a fresh perspective on the 2004 classic. With a stellar cast including Angourie Rice, Bebe Wood, Avantika, and Christopher Briney, it’s a rollercoaster of high school drama. Cady Heron’s (Rice) attempt to dethrone Regina leads to a hilarious yet insightful exploration of high school hierarchies.
Catch the High School Drama Unfold
Distributed by Paramount Pictures International, the film is a must-watch for fans of the original and newcomers alike. Get ready to delve into the world of ‘Mean Girls‘ – where comedy meets the realities of high school life. Don’t forget to connect with the movie using #MeanGirls and tagging @paramountpicsph.
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