Evan Rachel Wood reveals why she turned down ‘Mean Girls’

Could Evan Rachel Wood have been Regina George?

The Westworld star appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on the same night as Mean Girls writer Tina Fey, and disclosed that she had the opportunity to star in the beloved 2004 movie.

“It’s even worse, I turned it down,” Wood said when Fallon asked if she’d auditioned for the teen comedy.

Though the 30-year-old actress didn’t clarify which part she was offered, she did explain why she made the difficult decision to not take a role in the film.

“Listen, there’s a reason! It’s a good reason,” she said. “The only reason is because I was already supposed to do a film called Pretty Persuasion that was set in a high school that was very Heathers-esque, and it was very similar! So, I was already doing that, so I was like, ‘I can’t!’”

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood attends the 'Summer Catch' Westwood Premiere on August 22, 2001 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood attends the One Seven (Nightclub) Grand Opening Celebration on November 30, 2001 at One Seven, Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, California.

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Evan Rachel Wood during 'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States.

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Colin Hanks, Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Shane West and Evan Rachel Wood

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Evan Rachel Wood in Sama Eyewear during Movieline's 4th Annual Young Hollywood Awards - Inside at The Highlands in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Evan Rachel Wood, brother Ira Wood & mother Sara during 'Simone' - Los Angeles Premiere at National Theatre in Westwood, California, United States.

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Evan Rachel Wood during 'Cold Mountain' - Los Angeles Premiere at Mann National Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Co-star & co-writer Nikki Reed and Evan Rachel Wood

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Evan Rachel Wood and Brady Corbet

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Evan Rachel Wood, David Bowie, and Scarlett Johansson seen backstage at BOWIE's first concert visit to Los Angeles in nearly seven years. This is the second of four sold out shows of the rock legend's first major world tour in nearly a decade that encompasses 17 countries.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the premiere of Pretty Persuasion at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome on August 9, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

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Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell during 'King Kong' New York City Premiere at Loews E-Walk in New York City, New York, United States.

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Evan Rachel Wood during The Hollywood Life 6th Annual Breakthrough of the Year Awards - Arrivals at Music Box at the Fonda in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood from the film 'King of California' poses for a portrait during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2007 in Park City, Utah.

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Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood attend The Behind the Camera Awards held at The Highlands on November 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Evan Rachel Wood, Abbie Cornish and Ryan Phillippe attend The Behind the Camera Awards held at The Highlands on November 9, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual installation luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Actor Dylan McDermott and actress Evan Rachel Wood during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's installation luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on June, 25 2009. 

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Joe Manganiello and Evan Rachel Wood stand onstage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the Andrea Bocelli Foundation's 2011 Benefit Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on December 9, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood, George Clooney and screenwriter Beau Willimon attend a Gala Screening of 'The Ides Of March' during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 19, 2011 in London, England.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood performs at LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Chris Evans, the face of Gucci Guilty and actress Evan Rachel Wood attend the 'The Ever Changing Face of Beauty' W Magazine opening reception at the Park Avenue Armory on February 14, 2012 in New York City.

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Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012.

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Actors Kerry Washington and Evan Rachel Wood attend LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood attends 'Meet The Actor: Charlie Countryman' at the Apple Store Soho on November 13, 2013 in New York City.

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Busy Philipps, Kat Coiro and Evan Rachel Wood attend the screening of 'A Case of You' during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 21, 2013 in New York City.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Quentin Tarantino And Barbara Kruger at LACMA on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Manganiello and Emma Roberts attend the Opening Night Reception for the 2014 Maui Film Festival at Wailea on June 4, 2014 in Wailea, Hawaii.

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Composer Chrysanthe Tan, actress Evan Rachel Wood, and actress T.V. Carpio attend The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's 2014 An Evening With Women (AEWW) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the 'Into The Forest' premiere 2015 Toronto International Film Festival held at The Elgin on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

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Kristin Chenoweth and Evan Rachel Wood attend The New York Special Screening Of Lucasfilm's STRANGE MAGIC At The Tribeca Grand Hotel Hosted By The Cinema Society on January 17, 2015 in New York City.

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Evan Rachel Wood attends AOL's BUILD Speaker Series: Evan Rachel Wood at AOL Studios In New York on January 16, 2015 in New York City.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood talks with Late Night with Seth Meyers host, Seth Meyers backstage on October 27, 2016.

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Actress and singer Evan Rachel Wood performs on stage at The Build Series Presents Evan Rachel Wood Discusses The New Show 'Westworld' & Performs With The Group Rebel and a Basketcase at AOL HQ on October 25, 2016 in New York City.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood attends the premiere of 'Westworld' at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page arrives at the Premiere Of A24's 'Into The Forest' at ArcLight Hollywood on June 22, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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Cast member Evan Rachel Wood participates in a panel for the series "Westworld" at the HBO Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 30, 2016.

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Pretty Persuasion came out in 2005, a year after Mean Girls, and also starred Fey’s 30 Rock co-star, Jane Krakowski. Wood played Catholic school girl Kimberly Joyce, who accuses her teacher of sexual assault and harassment so she can get the spotlight for herself.

It certainly didn’t go on to have the acclaim and wide fan base that Mean Girls did. The beloved film, starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert and Fey, was even recently turned into a Broadway musical.

While on The Tonight Show, Wood tried to apologize to Fey for turning down the movie. “As long as the next movie you’re doing is not about a robot uprising, I will happily [do it]!” she joked, referring to her role as a lifelike robot on HBO's Westworld.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood attend 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton attends 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Thandie Newton attends 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: James Marsden attends 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Evan Rachel Wood attends 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton attends 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Creator Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy attend the premiere of 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: James Marsden attends the premiere of 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: (L-R) Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden attend the premiere of 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Creator Lisa Joy, Thandie Newton, and James Marsden attend the premiere of 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Thandie Newton, James Marsden and Christopher Orr speak onstage at the premiere of 'Westworld' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
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