This deleted “Mean Girls” scene is so fetch. (Yes, we’re still trying to make fetch happen).
In the clip, available as an extra when you purchase the film on iTunes, Cady (Lindsay Lohan) encounters Regina (Rachel McAdams) in the bathroom at the school dance just before Spring Fling King and Queen are announced.
“From just a straight-up artistic, creative, and dramatic perspective, I have so much faith in the generation that is coming up, and young women are very inspiring to me,” she said. “The way that some women are using their capital, and figuring out what their currency is—‘What do I want to do with the currency that was either earned or given to me?’ And when people use it in an unexpected or empowering way, or they add value… because it’s not always someone’s first instinct or the easiest path.”
“We know so much about each other. We’ve known each other for 20 years. It was fun, though, because we never played sisters and it is an interesting relationship to play because as sisters you are close but different, but on each other’s team but also really hard on each other. Neither of us have sisters, so it was interesting figuring out that dynamic”
Amy Poehler one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business
UCB founder Amy Poehler is an actress, comedian, producer, and a multimedia entrepreneur whose background in improv and willingness to “make herself uncomfortable” by taking risks has earned her a place in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, alongside other creative luminaries and CEOs of the world’s most influential companies.
While many creative people in Hollywood are floundering in the media sea change, Poehler is surfing—which is what she’s been doing her entire career, starting with her earliest days as a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the comedy troupe she helped form in Chicago in the 1990s. “It all goes back to improv,” she says. “It’s all about flexibility, about not knowing what’s going to happen next. You have to listen and stay in the moment. You have to play with people who will support you. You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
And, of course, you have to be willing to risk it all.
And what about when those risks fail? “I’ve failed a million times,” Amy says in Fast Company. “The question you have to ask yourself is: How do you want to fail? Do you want to fail in a way that feels like it respects your tastes and value system?”
“…I do feel like I love that time when we were not polluted yet by boyfriends and society and starting to have to narrow down who we are and what we want to do. But just that sweaty 11-year-old body. Girls that age are just, like, super-free—not all of them—but they haven’t yet put as many limitations on themselves. It’s really a nostalgic time and you don’t have to be a parent to connect with the subject.”
Amy Poehler on what attracted her to the notion of an 11-year-old female protagonist, in “Inside Out”