The actress revealed why on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as discussing what it was like to totally blank on David Bowie lyrics while playing a tribute concert with his band, and about her fight for equal pay on Westworld’s next season.
“There’s a good reason,” she told Fallon on why she declined to do Mean Girls. “It’s 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. And I was already doing that. So I was like, I can’t.”
“But Tina Fey [who was also a guest on Fallon’s show that night], if you’re here, I’m so sorry that we got off on the wrong foot,” she continued, jokingly adding, “but I would love, as long as your next movie is not about a robot uprising, I would happily do it.”
You can watch a trailer for the movie she chose over Mean Girls, Pretty Persuasion (which obviously didn’t have quite the success of 2004 comedy, given most people haven’t heard of it), below:
Here’s Wood’s full interview: