'Mean' Treatment for Gasteyer

By Borys Kit and Chris Gardner,
Hollywood Reporter - 10/19/03

"Saturday Night Live" alumna Ana Gasteyer has joined the cast of "Mean Girls," playing the mother of "Freaky Friday" star Lindsay Lohan in the comedy.

The Paramount Pictures film, shooting in Toronto, was written by Gasteyer's former "SNL" co-star, Tina Fey, and is being produced by "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels.

Lohan plays a teen who enrolls at a Chicago public high school after growing up abroad. She then experiences how cruel teenagers -- especially girls -- can be when she falls in love with the wrong guy. Gasteyer plays her mom, a research zoologist who instigates the move to the Windy City.

At the same time, Gasteyer will guest star on ABC's comedy "I'm With Her." In the show, about a high school teacher (Patrick Owen) who falls in love with a Hollywood starlet (Teri Polo), Gasteyer plays the assistant to the actress.

Gasteyer is best known for her work on "SNL," where she was a cast member from 1996-2002. She next appears on the big screen in "Raising Helen," directed by Garry Marshall.