Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey planned ‘Mean Girls’ reunion

The pair had intended to reprise their roles on 'Saturday Night Live'

Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan had planned to reunite their character from Mean Girls on Saturday Night Live.

Last weekend saw Lohan step in as guest host of the long-running US comedy show for the fourth time, making fun of her rehab visits and legal troubles. Now it has emerged that the women had been planning to reprise the roles that made their names.

Fey wrote the 2004 teen comedy, also starring as teacher Sharon Norbury, while Lohan played the lead role of Cady Heron. Fey was due to perform a skit featuring the characters during Lohan’s opening monologue, but was forced to cancel her appearance at the last minute when her children fell ill.

Her representative said: “Tina was committed to doing the monologue with Lindsay but both of her children got sick. She was unable to participate as planned.”

In Mean Girls, Lohan’s character is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. It was based on the non-fiction book Queen Bees And Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman, which describes how female high school social cliques operate and the effect they can have on girls.