Lindsay Lohan's on-set no-shows while she was filming Mean Girls a decade ago freaked out two male co-stars - because they had to act out scenes without her. As part of the film's 10th anniversary celebrations, castmates Jonathan Bennett and Rajiv Surendra have opened up about what it was like working with a teenage Lohan, before her life started spiralling out of control.
Bennett, who played Aaron Samuels in the movie, recalls the actress failed to show up on the first day of filming.
He says, "The first time I worked with Lindsay was day one of filming. It was the math scene and she had gotten pink eye and wasn't able to come to set, so I shot my coverage of that with her stand-in."
But Surendra had to act to thin air when Lohan failed to show for his scene.
He adds, "The very, very, very first scene that was ever shot for the movie was the scene where I walk up to Lindsay and give her my card. Lindsay wasn't feeling well that day and because they were covering me, they allowed her not to show up on set.
"So, the very first scene of the movie was me speaking to her and she wasn't there. That was really, really hard because I think everybody was working out their kinks. Everybody was green."
If we ever needed more proof that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are the best besties in the whole wide world, we have found it. A video, taken from the set of Mean Girls (which Fey wrote and starred in and Poehler had a role in) of Poehler performing the Kevin G Bad-ass MC Talent Show Rap has hit the Internet — and it's awesome. Poehler takes the (imaginary) mic to spin the main verse, while Fey and a pre-trainwreck Lindsay Lohan provide hoodie-wearing moral support. "I wish I could beatbox," Fey bemoans. We wish you could, too.
The video was posted on YouTube with no explanation (not that any is needed, per se), but a commenter suggested to EW that Rajiv Surendra, the actor who played Kevin, may be behind it. At one point, Poehler addresses the camera by saying, "Yo Rajiv," seemingly outing the man behind the camera.
As hilarious as this video is, Lohan's brief cameo makes it a little sad. It shows that at one point in time, Lohan was not only poised for teen stardom and beyond, but she had forged friendships with some of Hollywood's funniest and most empowering women. This could've been your future, Lindsay! Why'd you throw it all away?
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