When Tina Fey wrote Mean Girls, she drew more inspiration from her own past to craft Queen Bee Regina George than you might have guessed. But now Fey realizes that it’s never grool to be cruel

Fey told Net-a-Porter’s magazine The Edit that she was mean in high school as the way of dealing with her own insecurity

“I was [the Mean Girl], I admit it openly. That was a disease that had to be conquered,” Fey said. “It’s another coping mechanism – it’s a bad coping mechanism – but when you feel less than (in high school, everyone feels less than everyone else for different reasons), in your mind it’s a way of leveling the playing field. Though of course it’s not.” Read more…

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