Tina Fey Admits she was a 'Mean Girl'

Tina Fey has revealed that she was the main inspiration behind the 2004 hit 'Mean Girls'

In an interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, Tina Fey openly admitted that Regina George was based on her.

“I was [the Mean Girl], I admit it openly," she confessed.

Fey delved deeper into why she was a mean girl, saying it was largely a “coping mechanism” for her own insecurities.

“That was a disease that had to be conquered," she said.

"It’s another coping mechanism – it’s a bad coping mechanism – but when you feel less than (in high school, everyone feels less than everyone else for different reasons), in your mind it’s a way of leveling the playing field. Though of course it’s not.”


However, the Sisters actress says she realised two wrongs don't make a right, adding  “saying something terrible about someone else does not actually level the playing field.”

“If I meet a girl of 14 or 15 today who is that kind of girl, I am secretly, in my body, afraid. Even though I’m 45.”

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