Celebrity Parents Lacey Chabert Says Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Just Realized She's in 'Mean Girls' The actress shares daughter Julia, 5, with husband David Nehdar By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 26, 2022 12:41 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Lacey Chabert is revealing her daughter's reaction to discovering her mom's role in Mean Girls. The actress, 39, appeared on Tuesday's episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show where she recounted the hilarious moment her 5-year-old daughter Julia Mimi Bella first realized her mom played Gretchen Wieners. Asked if Julia has ever watched the 2004 comedy, Chabert says she came home from work one day to husband David Nehdar telling her that he and Julia had "watched a few scenes from it." "I'm like, 'Okay,' " Chabert recalls, looking concerned. "And [Julia] goes, 'Mommy, I didn't know you were Gretchen Wieners. Did you know that was your name?' " "It's so funny even hearing that name come out of her mouth," adds Chabert. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Everett So Fetch! Pillsbury Introduces Mean Girls-Inspired Toaster Strudel with Pink Icing The Hallmark Channel star recently celebrated her daughter's 5th birthday with a "Magical Mermaid" themed party. "I've always loved planning parties for friends and family so I've had so much fun throwing themed birthday parties for my daughter. We love any excuse to have people over and have a fun celebration together! 🎉," Chabert wrote on Instagram alongside photos from the celebration. "We made tutu skirts for the tables, created our own little photo booth and a mermaid store to spoil the kiddos with prizes," she added. The celebration also featured the "most adorable cake" designed to look like an underwater scene with mermaid tails sticking out from the top.