Mean Girls star Lizzy Caplan 'feels old' when fans watch the film with their daughters

Lizzy Caplan has said she is left “feeling old” when people tell her their children are Mean Girls fans.

The American actress, who stars in upcoming TV series of Das Boot, played Janis Ian in the 2004 hit film.

She told the Standard: “It’s Mean Girls plus the Internet. It’s got this whole new life which is wonderful.

"I am always happy to hear, although it’s a little scary when people come up to me and say their daughters like it – that makes me feel old!”

(Paramount Pictures)
(Paramount Pictures)

Caplan added that it was a testament to writer Tina Fey for creating a script that “kids today could relate to” even though the film turns 15 this year.

Despite the film’s cult status, Caplan ruled out the idea of a reunion to mark the milestone birthday despite recent chatter – fuelled by Lindsay Lohan – that one could be on the cards.

Actress: Lizzy Caplan (Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Actress: Lizzy Caplan (Frazer Harrison/Getty)

“I hate to burst anybody’s bubble but I think that it’s highly unlikely,” she laughed before adding: “[Although] Janis and Kevin would still be together, got married and had many children.”

Caplan stars as Carla in new Sky Atlantic show Das Boot, a serialised sequel to German film Das Boot, which she refers to as a “respectful homage”.

Das Boot: Lizzy Caplan stars as Carla in the sequel (Sky Germany / Nik Konietzny)
Das Boot: Lizzy Caplan stars as Carla in the sequel (Sky Germany / Nik Konietzny)

Of the show, she said: “It was very exciting and unlike anything I had ever done before. Getting to bounce from country to country and film in all these different places with an international cast, it was extremely rewarding.

“It was certainly not the type of thing I was searching to do. I’m a fan of the movie and I’m one of those people who doesn’t think you should remake classics. But then I read the scripts and I found them gripping and compelling.”

Das Boot is on Sky Atlantic, Wednesday at 9pm. Available on NOW TV with an Entertainment Pass.

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