We’re here to inform you the Mean Girls characters are based on real people.

“That thing of someone saying ‘You’re really pretty’ and then, when the other person thanks them, saying, ‘Oh, so you agree? You think you’re pretty?’ That happened in my school. That was a bear trap.”

Fey also said her own mum inspired Regina’s habit of complimenting women on their style, then badmouthing their fashion behind their backs.

The real Glen Coco.

This random character doesn’t even speak in the film, but nevertheless, “You go, Glen Coco!” has become one of the film’s most quotable lines.

And it turns out, the real Glen Cocco (with two ‘C’s irl) is a good friend of Fey’s older brother, Peter. Growing up, the boys went to Upper Darby High School and later Temple University together.

Fey later joked that she “ruined his life” by randomly using his name, which she spelt slightly different in the film.

“He’s a film editor in Los Angeles, and I imagine it’s a pain in the butt for him. Someone said to me [that] you could buy a shirt at Target that says, ‘You go, Glen Coco!’ That was unexpected,” Fey said.

Before the film was released in 2004, Cocco saw an early cut and thought the line was funny, but didn’t think it would lead to people endlessly reciting Mean Girls to him or him being a catch phrase on clothing.

“I get a laugh sometimes when I purchase something using my credit card,” he said. 

“There are a lot of different generations exposed to the movie, so sometimes it’s inescapable.”

Feature Image: Paramount.

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