Jonathan Bennett hung up the phone without saying goodbye.
The 42-year-old actor is best known for playing high school heartthrob Aaron Samuels in the 2004 classic ‘Mean Girls’ and he revealed that his co-star Lacey Chabert – who played Gretchen Weiner – actually inspired him to play it. Called back to scold him.
He told UsWeekly: “I never say goodbye on the phone; I just hang up because I’m done with the conversation. One time, Lacey Chabert called me back and told me I needed to start saying goodbye. And I can’t do “Wait now.”
Jonathan – who also starred alongside Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried in the film that serves as a parody of the high school clique system – also revealed that although his ‘Mean Girls’ character was a football player, He had never even kicked a soccer ball until he was cast in the movie and instead performed on a makeshift stage when he was growing up as he joked that these days she is “the most nervous” around the Broadway divas.
He said: “I was the bulldog mascot for my high school because I couldn’t play sports or be a cheerleader – I never kicked a soccer ball until I had to go on the set of ‘Mean Girls’ !”
“Instead of asking my dad to build a treehouse (when I was a kid), I asked him to build a stage in my basement with a red curtain and spotlights. He actually did it. Like a Broadway diva, especially “Meeting Elphaba from ‘Wicked’ makes me more nervous than anything in the world. I get hives.”
The ‘Christmas on Cherry Lane’ star also revealed that he spent much of his childhood flying airplanes with his father and although he doesn’t have a license, he has known “how to take off and land” since childhood .
He said, “I grew up flying airplanes with my dad. I don’t have a license, but I’ve been able to take off and land planes since I was 10 years old.”