Sources say Lohan, who became one of young Hollywood’s biggest stars after starring in the 2004 film of the same name, pulled down about $500,000 for a half a day of work in the latest incarnation, a musical that stars a new clique of Plastics led by Angourie Rice and Reneé Rapp. Paramount declined comment. A rep for Lohan declined a request for comment.
Lohan’s surprise entrance in the new film, written by Tina Fey, drew thunderous applause at the New York premiere on Jan. 8. In her scene, Lohan returns to the math competition that served as the denouement of the original, and offers a full-circle moment for the “Mean Girls” franchise, which also spawned a Broadway musical. The actress also flew in from Dubai to walk the red carpet.
Like other studios, Paramount has been eager to lean into the nostalgia factor, wooing original cast members to pop in for small but pivotal roles in recent films like 2017’s “Baywatch.” For 2022’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” Paramount brought back Val Kilmer to film an emotional scene as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, despite the difficulties involved given that the actor lost much of his ability to speak after battling throat cancer. (The Los Angeles Times called Kilmer’s return the most powerful moment in the box office behemoth.)
Lindsay Lohan Lands Six-Figure Payday for Cameo
The post “Lindsay Lohan Lands Six-Figure Payday for Cameo” by Tatiana Siegel was published on 01/16/2024 by variety.com