Hey Mean Girls Fans: Did You Catch This Iconic Character in The Haunting of Bly Manor?

Eagle-eyed fans noticed actress Jill Morrison, known for her memorable role in Mean Girls, while watching Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor. Scroll on for more grool details.

By Jess Cohen Oct 20, 2020 3:21 PMTags
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"She doesn't even go here!"

Did you find yourself doing a double-take while watching Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor? You're not alone. During the chilling new series, a follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House, a familiar face can be seen on the screen: Jill Morrison. While you might not know her by name, Mean Girls fans might remember the actress as "crying girl" from the beloved 2004 film.

In the movie, starring Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey, Morrison was featured in the scene where North Shore High juniors had to write apologies. "I just wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school," Morrison's character told the crowd of students. "I wish that I could bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles and we'd all eat and be happy."

As she started to tear up, Damian (Daniel Franzese) called her out, announcing that she didn't even go to their school. Then, before getting told to leave—because she literally doesn't even go here—she confessed, "I just have a lot of feelings."

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Her notoriety from that small yet iconic moment led many Netflix viewers to hit the pause button while watching Bly Manor because Morrison can be spotted as a wedding guest in two episodes!

Shortly after Bly Manor's Oct. 9 release, one Twitter user wrote, "Isn't that the crying girl from Mean Girls? At the end of Bly Manor?" Since that time, even more fans have made the connection. Another social media user even put two side-by-side shots of the characters on Twitter, writing, "I KNEW I RECOGNIZED HER FROM SOMEWHERE."

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It turns out, Mean Girls was the Canadian star's first acting credit, according to her IMDB. Over the years, Morrison has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including Supergirl and A Series of Unfortunate Events. She also recently starred as Dorothy in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.


Watch the video above to relive Morrison's iconic Mean Girls scene!

The Haunting of Bly Manor is streaming now on Netflix.

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