Has there been a film more quotable than this hit film? The 2004 comedy was a huge success, and its following made young actress Lindsay Lohan even more popular. On Wednesdays we wear pink, and Regina George became a household name we love to hate.
Lohan's character Cady Heron is the new girl in town—her family moved from Africa nonetheless—landing her at North Shore High School. She takes a liking to popular jock Aaron Samuels—played by actor Jonathan Bennett—who also happens to be Regina George's ex-boyfriend. A cardinal sin in the world of the Plastics, the elite social group at their high school.
Their blossoming romance begins when Aaron turns around and asks Cady what day it is, unintentionally sparking a meme to surface every third of October. However, actor Jonathan Bennet recently revealed he's moved on from this role long, long ago—so much so that he doesn't remember what his co-star looks like.
Jonathan Bennett got to revel in his role as sultry Aaron Samuels at a recent showing of the film hosted by Rooftop Cinema Club at The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. Of course, the star actor was interviewed, but it wasn't smooth sailing. Things got super awkward, really quickly.
Lindsay Lohan popped up into the conversation when Bennett mentioned he was very much interested in a Mean Girls sequel, especially when it comes to working with Lohan again. "The reason this movie did so well is because of the fans and I feel like they want it so badly that I would love to do a sequel with everyone, especially with Lindsay," he stated. His face told a totally different story.
Once he was shown a picture of Lindsay Lohan he had no idea who it was—to the point that he was in utter denial. "That's not Lindsay," he exclaimed. It was at that point it seemed the interview would only get more cringeworthy as it continued.
Once Bennett denied that the picture couldn't possibly be LiLo, you can hear the interviewer in the background explaining, "That is Lindsay." Can't you just hear the crickets chirping? After grabbing the picture from the interviewer and further examining it, he immediately changed his tune.
Bennett then proceeded to compliment the actress. "Lindsay, looking really good," he stated. It's a little too late, and his terrified facial expression proves that he won't be able to live this one down. His rambling, unfortunately, doesn't stop there.
Although Bennett really put his best foot forward in this interview, it definitely all came crashing down. In his defense, Lohan has been through quite a few stages since the film's release in 2004. It's been quite the wild ride, making her relatively unrecognizable.
This photo from 2007 will go down in history as the most memorable LiLo headline of all time. Obviously passed out in a car—and later attending numerous rehabs—Lohan has been anything but stable. Luckily, it seems she has turned a corner in recent years.
Lindsay Lohan is looking healthy and fresh-faced, and she's even started to embrace her acting roots. She is set to star in a U.K. comedy entitled Sick Note alongside Rupert Grint—Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. Lohan fans are excited to see her doing well, and even Bennett seems excited for her.
Bennett ends the interview by claiming he misses Lohan. "I proud of you. Good job," he revealed. Although the interview was a glorified disaster, we can't help but hope this encourages the actors to rekindle, and at least get a second Mean Girls in the works.