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mean girls original ending"Mean Girls," every millennial's favorite high school comedy, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month (we'll pause for a moment to let that fact make you feel super old). In honor of that fetch milestone, actor Daniel Franzese (who played Damien) revealed some juicy behind-the-scenes details about the film -- including its original (and awful-sounding) ending.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan.com, Franzese discussed the movie's legacy and fans' loving (and rabid reactions to) the film a decade later. While speculating about where Damien might have ended up after high school, Franzese let it slip that there were several key scenes that were cut or altered, including a closing scene that we're glad never saw the light of day.

"There was actually a complete alternate ending to the movie," Franzese told Cosmo. "In the original script that I read, Kevin G. gets busted by Miss Norbury for selling ecstasy -- so when they call her a drug pusher she actually has drugs in her desk, [because] she took them away from Kevin G. Janis and Damian convince Kevin G. to go to the school board when they discuss her punishment to confess that it was him, but Kevin G never shows up. So Damian gets on the podium and kind of bullshits his way through saying it was him to try to protect Miss Norbury."

Thankfully, "Mean Girls" decided to go in a different direction with its finale, though we are sort of bummed we didn't get to see one other one-time ending scene.

"[T]he original ending shows what happened to Damian after [junior year], and he was going to audition for 'American Idol,'" Franzese said. "Simon Cowell was going to call him chubby and then he was going to run up on the stage and punch him."

Alas, that moment will have to live on only in fans' imaginations.

The entire interview is worth a read: Franzese dishes on what costars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and Lizzy Caplan were like on set; talks about improvising his infamous "I want my pink shirt back!" line; and reveals that James Franco was an early choice to play Aaron Samuels.

Check it out, and then just try to stop yourself from endlessly quoting the film for the rest of the day. (There's a 30 percent chance you're already raining doing it.)

[via Cosmopolitan, h/t HuffPost Entertainment]