“Modern Family”; actress, Ariel Winter, has channeled some of films most iconic mean girls for a Cosmopolitan campaign to end bullying.
Transforming herself into characters such as “Mean Girls'”; Regina George and “Gossip Girl’s”; Blair Waldorf, Winter, 18, says what these characters do is simply “not right.”;
“Being mean to people is not cool,” she continues to Cosmo. “And why I found it so awesome to do this shoot and play these characters is that I’m right now trying to speak out against bullying and people tearing others down, and I love that I got to play these characters and trump them in a sense.
“When I was younger, we didn’t have a lot of role models that were not Regina George–like. We didn’t have a lot of super-nice women who were just OK being themselves — didn’t have to dress in designer clothes, didn’t have to bleach blonde their hair, didn’t have to limit themselves at every meal,” Winter explains. “That promoted a lot of insecurity. People love her so much because they’re like, ‘Wow, I wish I could be like her.’ … It’s just disappointing that that’s what they consider a perfect girl.”
Winter also portrayed “Clueless'”; Amber, “Heathers'”; Heather Chandler and “The Craft’s”; Nancy Downs.