While Casting ‘Mean Girls,’ Tina Fey Got Busy (Philips)

Busy Philipps plays Mrs. George in Mean Girls from Paramount Pictures. Photo: Jojo Whilden/Paramount © 2023 Paramount Pictures.

When Tina Fey realized she wasn’t going to be able to get Amy Poehler to reprise her role as Regina George’s mother in the new Mean Girls movie, she got busy trying to cast the role. And then, she got Busy — Busy Phillips, that is. Fey and Phillips are good friends, so Fey thought she would be a good fit, but she told us she still sought out Poehler’s feedback on the choice. (Click on the media bar below to hear Busy Phillips)

Mean Girls is now playing in theaters.

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