'SNL' sketch explains why Tina Fey isn't in the 'Mean Girls' musical

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'SNL' sketch explains why Tina Fey isn't in the 'Mean Girls' musical



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Mean Girls is a musical now, but fans of the movie keep asking: Why isn’t Tina Fey in the musical?

The SNL season finale, hosted by Fey, answers that question – and her absence seems to be for the best.

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The sketch – filmed away from the SNL studio – shows Fey saying in interviews that she doesn’t want to be in the musical, that she doesn’t need to be like Lin-Manuel Miranda (who makes an appearance to address this shade). Still, she clearly wants her shot, so the director gives her a chance.

Fey may not be the best Cady, Gretchen, or even North Shore Lion mascot, but the sketch reminds us how brilliantly adept she is at comedy, including the physical (that Lion costume takes a tumble). In the end she decides to sit the show out, and that she doesn’t have to bike Lin. Read more…

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