News | Entertainment
23 Feb 2018 7:36
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Rachel McAdams has offered to be an understudy in the 'Mean Girls' Broadway show

    The 38-year-old actress - who played Regina George in the 2004 cult classic - can't wait to see the upcoming stage musical version of the iconic film and joked she'd reprise her role on occasion if necessary.


    Speaking to media at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), she said: "I really hope I get an invitation, yeah.

    "I would love to see it. I'm so, so curious about it.

    "I'll be the understudy. I just hope Regina George never gets sick."

    Regina will be played on stage by Broadway veteran Taylor Louderman and creator Tina Fey recently proclaimed her to be the perfect choice for the role.

    She said: "Taylor Louderman not only has this giant voice and great comic timing, but she instinctively understood the idea of Regina George, that there's power in making people come to you.

    "She knows exactly when to play things really small, and there's so much power in it, and I think she's at times so wonderfully scary but so funny."

    Tina previously revealed her husband, Jeff Richmond, had encouraged her to adapt her movie for the stage.

    She said: "It came about years later, after seeing the stickiness that the movie had, and the fact that it's always on TBS and how it sort of wormed its way into everyday speech more than any of us expected.

    "It was probably my husband, Jeff [Richmond], who said, 'You know what? This could work as a musical.' And I trusted him to know that, having that background."

    'Mean Girls' will open on Broadway on April 8, 2018.

    © 2018 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     23 Feb: Chris Cornell's widow insists the late singer was the "furthest thing from a rock star junkie"
     23 Feb: Oprah Winfrey has pledged $500,000 to March for Our Lives
     23 Feb: Ashton Kutcher spent a week “in the mountains” by himself when he divorced Demi Moore
     22 Feb: Oscar Isaac knew he wanted to marry her after he saw his pregnant wife take care of his sick mother
     22 Feb: Matt LeBlac is “sure” Jennifer Aniston is “doing okay” following her split from Justin Theroux
     22 Feb: January Jones has insisted she is not dating Nick Viall
     22 Feb: George and Amal Clooney have donated $500,000 to the March For Our Lives movement
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Super Rugby week-two preview panel More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Shares gain as investors take a2 above $9b More...



     Today's News

    Soccer:
    Fit-again Wood close to return for Burnley 7:25

    Rugby League:
    Playing in the NRL isn't a right: Packer 7:15

    International:
    Models carry replicas of their own severed heads in 'creepy' Gucci runway show 7:05

    Basketball:
    Exhibit tells of Kiwi women during WWI 7:05

    Entertainment:
    Chris Cornell's widow insists the late singer was the "furthest thing from a rock star junkie" 7:05

    Entertainment:
    Oprah Winfrey has pledged $500,000 to March for Our Lives 6:35

    Rugby League:
    Marshall getting vibes of Tigers of old 6:25

    Entertainment:
    Ashton Kutcher spent a week “in the mountains” by himself when he divorced Demi Moore 6:05

    General:
    Winter Olympics: Russian mixed doubles curling team lose bronze medals after Alexander Krushelnitsky's positive test 22:15

    Skiing:
    Teenage Kiwi duo win Olympic bronze 21:55


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd