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  • Writer's pictureTheo Penbrook

Tina Fey's Subtle Strength: Auli'i Cravalho Reveals the Power of Quiet Leadership on 'Mean Girls' Set

In an industry often known for its larger-than-life personalities, Tina Fey's approach to leadership on the set of the "Mean Girls" remake stands out. Auli'i Cravalho, who plays Janis in the film, recently shared insights into Fey's unique style of command.

Tina Fey's Leadership Style

Fey's strategy of speaking softly, compelling everyone to listen closely, was described by Cravalho as a 'boss move'. This technique not only asserts Fey's authority but also fosters an environment of respect and attentiveness​​.

Impact on the Cast

Cravalho admired Fey's approach, citing it as inspiring and something she would like to emulate in her career. The respect and professionalism Fey demonstrates are especially influential for women in the industry​​.

The New "Mean Girls" Film

This adaptation, almost two decades after the original, brings a fresh cast together. Fey's excitement about working with this new group of actors, including Cravalho as Cady, Regina, Anantika as Karen, and Bebe Wood as Gretchen, showcases her passion for nurturing talent

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