You may know Meaghan Martin from her unforgettable role in Camp Rock, but fans will never forget her starring role in the 2011 ABC Family Original Movie, Mean Girls 2? A spinoff of the original Mean Girls, the sequel follows Jo Mitchell as she navigates life at a new school. She gets bribed into staying friends with a girl named Abby, whose father offers to pay Jo’s college tuition if they stay buddies. Naturally, things get super complicated.
J-14 has decided to see what the cast — including well-known names like Jennifer Stone, Maiara Walsh, Diego Boneta, Nicole Gale Anderson, Claire Holt and more — is up to exactly 10 years after the made-for-TV movie aired.
While chatting with Seventeen following the movie’s premiere, Meaghan revealed how she and her character, Jo, were similar.
“Jo and I have similarities in that we’re both not into drama and don’t care that much what other people think. We’re different because I’m pretty feminine and she’s definitely a tomboy,” the actress said in 2011. “In high school I would classify myself as a theatre nerd. Always studying, reading and attending plays.”
When it came to giving advice to fans who may be struggling to fit in at school, a theme portrayed in the film, Meaghan said, “I think the best way to deal with fitting in is to be yourself, it sounds hard but the end it’s much easier than pretending to be something you’re not.”
Of course, she couldn’t help but gush over the original movie! “I have seen the original Mean Girls a million times, I’m a huge fan,” Meaghan explained. “This one is different because the characters are in different situations. It takes the same idea and puts it in a new light. I wanted to bring the fun, wittiness and reality to this movie from the original.”
While filming, the blonde beauty had some hilarious on-set moments with her costars. When they fell asleep in between takes, “we’d all do things to each other in our sleep like plug each others’ noses.”
It’s been years since this movie was release and some of the actors have said goodbye to the entertainment industry completely, while others nabbed roles in some pretty iconic TV shows and movies. Scroll through our gallery to see what the cast of Mean Girls 2 is up to now!
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