Bennett played the dreamy Aaron Samuels to Lohan’s Cady in the hit comedy from 2004. The two still keep in touch, as shown in a screenshot posted to Lohan’s Instagram. After all, it’s their scene about math class “flirting” that sparked the fan-made holiday: “On Oct. 3, he asked me what day it was.”
EW caught up with Bennett earlier this year to see what he had planned for Mean Girls Day. “I wear all pink and I watch Mean Girls with Lacey Chabert [who played Gretchen Wieners] and we sit there all day long and she asks me what day it is every five minutes,” he said, before admitting, “No, I pretty much just stay away from social media and keep my phone off because it blows up.”
He continued, “It’s ridiculous the amount of people and friends texting me, like a second birthday. It’s so fun, though, to watch what people come up with. Some people aren’t into it, when they’re a part of something iconic like that, and I’m like, ‘Guys, it’s a part of our history, too. Enjoy it.’ You don’t have to run away from it.”
See their reunion below.