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Fans Shocked By Rachel McAdams' Age Gap With Mean Girls Co-Star Amy Poehler

Fans Shocked By Rachel McAdams' Age Gap With Mean Girls Co-Star Amy Poehler

We are shook!

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

We have all watched Mean Girls dozens of times - it's the ultimate teen comedy film - but one thing we haven't noticed before is the age gap between on-screen mother and daughter Amy Poehler and Rachel McAdams.

Rachel plays queen bee and popular high school socialite Regina George, and her mum (who often tries to get in on the latest gossip from North Shore High School) is played by SNL legend Amy Poehler.

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There may be some truth behind Mrs. George claiming she's "not like a regular mum" - Amy is only seven years older than her on-screen daughter! She was born in 1971 and Rachel in 1978. They could be sisters.

One woman reacted on Twitter and said: "The fact that Amy Poehler and Rachel McAdams are only 7 years apart and Amy Poehler literally played Regina George's mom is mind boggling."

A second Twitter user said: "There are only 7 years age difference between Amy Poehler and Rachel McAdams."

"Amy Poehler was only 7 years older than Rachel McAdams," added a third.

Another tweet said: "Still [can't] get over that Amy Poehler was only 7 years older than Rachel McAdams."

Here's the 4-1-1 - Mean Girls officially landed on Netflix on Monday and it is the perfect February pick-me-up.

You can now relive all the iconic lines, including "on Wednesdays we wear pink", "you can't sit with us", "stop trying to make fetch happen" and of course "I'm not like a regular mum, I'm a cool mum!"

Mean Girls scooped numerous prestigious awards after it dropped, including 'Best Movie Award' at the MTV and TV Awards following its release in 2004.

After going down as a roaring success at the box office - earning $128.9 million (£98.5 million) worldwide, the musical version followed in 2017, landing on Broadway a year afterwards.

The film's popularity has also showed no signs of waining in recent years, and most recently it was announced that the Mean Girls musical is also being made into a movie version.

The new movie - based on the OG film and the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman - will feature a new cast.

Tina Fey will once again be enlisted to write alongside composer and lyricist Jeff Richmond, stage producers Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman.

Rachel McAdams is only 7 years younger than her on-screen mum played by Amy Poehler (

Speaking to Variety, Tina said in a statement: "I'm very excited to bring 'Mean Girls' back to the big screen.

"It's been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences.

"I've spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly."

After you watch Mean Girls on Netflix, why not stream Amy's beloved cult sitcom Parks & Recreation, which also landed on Netflix on Monday?

There are seven seasons and 126 episodes to keep you entertained during lockdown and the show was created by Greg Daniels (The Office, The Simpsons) and Michael Schur (The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

We know what we'll be watching between now and Galentine's Day!

Featured Image Credit: Paramount

Topics: TV and Film, Mean Girls