Rachel McAdams officially passed the Regina George torch to Reneé Rapp on 'SNL'

Left: Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of "Mean Girls." Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in the 2024 version of "Mean Girls."
Left: Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of "Mean Girls." Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in the 2024 version of "Mean Girls."Paramount Pictures; Jojo Whilden/Paramount
  • Rachel McAdams made a surprise appearance on "SNL" to support Reneé Rapp on Saturday.

  • Rapp plays Regina in the new version of "Mean Girls," while McAdams originated the role.

  • The two women were seen blowing kisses at each other in appreciation at the end of the show.

Reneé Rapp recently made her "Saturday Night Live" debut, and she had a very special guest show up to support her.

When she took to the stage to perform, the star of the musical "Mean Girls" remake was introduced by none other than the original Regina George herself, Rachel McAdams.

McAdams, who starred in the 2004 version of the teen comedy, stopped by the Rockefeller Plaza's studio 8H to make a surprise appearance for Rapp's "SNL" debut.

"Ladies and gentlemen, once again, Renee Rapp!" she announced to cheers from the audience as she gestured over to the stage.

Rapp then performed "Not My Fault," which appears on the soundtrack of the "Mean Girls" remake. Megan Thee Stallion, who is featured on the song, joined her onstage in a second surprise cameo.

At the end of the episode, both McAdams and Rapp joined host Jacob Elordi onstage as he said his goodbyes to the audience and could be seen blowing kisses to each other.

After the show, Megan — who raps in "Not My Fault" that she is the "Black Regina George" — shared to her Instagram a fun behind-the-scenes photo of herself, McAdams, and Rapp recreating the famous Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme.

"Cause huhhh 🥹 all the Reginas in one room 🤭💖 #snl" Megan captioned the post.

While other members of the OG "Mean Girls" cast, such as Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Seyfried, have thrown their support behind the new Gen-Z-centered reboot, McAdams's appearance alongside her Regina George successor has come as a bit of a surprise.

The Oscar-nominated star declined the offer to appear in a Walmart's Black Friday commercial with her fellow "Mean Girls" plastics in 2023, telling Variety: "I guess I wasn't that excited about doing a commercial if I'm being totally honest."

Rachel McAdams in "Mean Girls."
Rachel McAdams in "Mean Girls" (2004).Paramount Pictures

In the same interview, she shared that while she "dabbled' in a few ideas with writer Tina Fey, unlike Lohan, she ultimately chose not to make a cameo in the film.

It may have been Rapp herself who caught McAdams' attention in the end. The "Sex Lives of College Girls" actor appeared on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" last week and was asked if she had any notes for McAdams after taking over the role.

"Any notes for her?" Rapp asked before suggesting: "Date me?"

As the studio audience applauded Rapp's answer, Colbert told her: "She might be watching, you never know!"

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