Why Rachel McAdams was missing from the Mean Girls reunion commercial

    Mean Girls is having a reunion in Walmart's new Black Friday commercial with the original cast, but one key member is missing.

    <p>Rachel McAdams (Source: IMDB)</p>

    Rachel McAdams (Source: IMDB)

    Nearly two decades after the iconic teen comedy "Mean Girls" first graced our screens, a long-awaited reunion has finally arrived courtesy of Walmart. The retail giant has unveiled its new Black Friday advertisement featuring three original cast members: Lindsay Lohan (Cady Heron), Amanda Seyfried (Karen Smith), and Lacey Chabert (Gretchen Wieners).

    In the commercial, Cady has become a guidance counselor at North Shore High School, Gretchen is attempting to be a 'cool mom' to her daughter, and Karen is somewhat still involved in weather forecasting. Yet, conspicuously absent from the reunion is Rachel McAdams, who portrayed Regina George.

    A Reunion with a Gap

    Fans expressed their disappointment over the absence of the A-list actress in the ad, according to reports "All of them were offered the opportunity. However, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert cherished their time together for the reunion. They had a wonderful time discussing their experiences as moms, and not having Rachel present was indeed a loss."

    Besides Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert, the commercial also featured Daniel Franzese, who portrayed Cady's close friend Damien Leigh, and Rajiv Surendra, who played her fellow mathlete, Kevin Gnapoor.

    Rachel McAdams' Fond Memories

    Although Rachel decided not to make an appearance in the commercial, the actress known for her role in "The Notebook" has previously expressed her warm sentiments and excitement about the iconic movie. 

    Mean Girls (Entertainment Weekly)

    In an interview earlier this year, the mother of two mentioned her interest in participating in the rumored musical film adaptation of "Mean Girls" slated for January 2024. However, she also conveyed doubt about the feasibility, saying, "I don't see a way to fit us in. If Tina [Fey] can find a solution, count me in, for sure."

    Even though Rachel McAdams wasn't part of the commercial, it's clear that the "Mean Girls" magic still lingers. Fans can't help but hope for a way to see her back in the world of "Mean Girls" in the future. Let's keep our fingers crossed!