Wait, What? Tina Fey Says She Used to be a Mean Girl IRL

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More than 10 years after Tina Fey laid the smackdown on the "Mean Girls" in her role as the sympathetic math teacher Ms. Norbury, she recently offered a glimpse into what made her a perfect fit for the part (other than being a kick-a** comedian/actress). In an interview with The Edit magazine, Tina revealed she has a past — as a former mean girl.

Wait, what?! So, now we know when and where she perfected Liz Lemon's infamous eye-roll. Here's a serious question: on a scale of Cady Heron to Regina George, how bad were Tina's mean girl antics? She told the mag:
I was [the Mean Girl], I admit it openly. That was a disease that had to be conquered. 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. Saying something terrible about someone else does not actually level the playing field. If I meet a girl of 14 or 15 today who is that kind of girl, I am secretly, in my body, afraid. Even though I'm 45.
OK, so she didn't give up any deets, which still leaves us to wonder if she was her school's Head Plastic in Charge or a Cady-level follower. Either way, we're totally relieved that Tina's left her mean girl ways in the past. All present and future mean girls should take her statement as proof that even if you're not run over by a bus, the hurtful remnants of being unkind to others can remain with you even when you think you've totally moved past them.
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