Diego spoke with Too Fab about the Mean Girls movie and his close friendship with the Pretty Little Liars cast & co-star Troian Bellesario (Spencer).
“Mean Girls 2″ star Diego Boneta hopes that Lindsay Lohan–who starred in the original, 2004 theatrical release–gives her stamp of approval to the made-for-TV follow-up, airing January 23 on ABC Family.
“I don’t know [if she’ll approve of it] but hopefully she will,” Boneta, 20, tells TooFab. “I don’t see why not.”
But the Mexican-born actor, who also appeared in “90210,” admits he hasn’t seen Lindsay in the original film! “I actually have not seen the movie yet,” he tells TooFab. “But I mean, the first ‘Mean Girls’ is a classic.”
He adds, that the cast didn’t want to focus on the original too much. “We did talk about the past ‘Mean Girls’ but not that much, because we wanted to kind of make this movie our own. We completely love ‘Mean Girls,’ and we completely respect what was done with that movie but instead of talking about the first one, we were [focused on] making this a great film.”
Also on tap for Boneta is the return of the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars,” which had its season premiere Monday. But for Boneta, it doesn’t seem like work considering how close-knit the cast is. And he says that co-star Troian Avery Bellisario is among his best pals on the show.
“Troian, who plays my love interest Spencer, is a hard worker and just awesome to be around,” he says. “And [co-star] Keegan Allen is now a close friend of mine. We hang out all the time. Lucy Hale [too]. All of them. I’ve been very, very lucky with all of my casts, because they’ve been very nice.”