'It's a Rolling Check!': Reneé Rapp Talks Mean Girls on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert | Playbill

Video 'It's a Rolling Check!': Reneé Rapp Talks Mean Girls on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Rapp stars in the screen version of the Broadway musical hitting movie theatres January 12.

Mean Girls star Reneé Rapp stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert January 10 to talk about the film version of Broadway's Mean Girls, which hits movie theatres January 12.

"I had a year contract, but I stopped because of COVID," Rapp shared, reflecting on her first stint as queen bee Regina George on Broadway. "I did six or seven months—I got out alive! Obviously, Mean Girls is such a huge part of pop culture, and I feel very lucky to have been in its universe for like five years. It's just like a rolling check! It's lovely."

While on the show, Rapp and Colbert also discussed her music career, including her album Snow Angel, which was released August 18, 2023. "The two things I was most insecure about when I was younger were my songwriting and my acting; I was like, 'Those will never do well for me.'" As the audience erupted into laughter, Rapp smiled wryly. "Kind of chilling now!"

Adapted from the 2018 Broadway musical, the Mean Girls film features a host of stage and screen favorites in the cast, including Rapp, reprising her stage performance as Regina George; Mean Girls original cast member Ashley Park as Madame Park; Broadway alum and Tony nominee Jaquel Spivey (A Strange Loop) as Damian; Auli'i Cravalho (Moana, Little Mermaid Live) as Janis; Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Cady Heron; Avantika (Senior Year) as the ditzy Karen; Bebe Wood (Love, Victor) as toaster strudel heiress Gretchen; Christopher Briney (The Summer I Turned Pretty) as Regina's boyfriend Aaron Samuels; Girls5Eva star Busy Phillips as Mrs. George; The Office's Jenna Fischer as Ms. Heron; Mean Girls stage and screen writer Tina Fey as Ms. Norbury; SNL alum Tim Meadows as Mr. Duvall; Mad Men star Jon Hamm as Coach Carr; Mahi Alam (American Born Chinese) as Kevin Ganatra; and Connor Ratliff (Search Party) as a new teacher character, Mr. Rapp.

Fey penned the new film's screenplay after writing the 2004 original and the stage musical's book. The score features music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez, Jr. co-direct the project, with choreography by Kyle Hanagami.

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