Stripping down to her underwear for Maxim, Lacey Chabert dishes on Mean Girls, growing up in Hollywood, and crazy weekends in Las Vegas Credit: Stephan Würth

So fetch! Mean Girls actress Lacey Chabert is a knockout in the November issue of Maxim magazine. Stripping down to a lacy gray bra and matching boyshorts for the sexy photo spread, the Party of Five alum shows off her flat abs, lean legs, and major cleavage.

Her cover shot is pretty eye-catching, too. Posing in nothing more than a white bra, silk shorts, and a white cardigan, Chabert more than lives up to the "Sexier Than Ever!" headline that sits just below her name.

Inside the mag, the 31-year-old bombshell dishes about coming of age in Hollywood. (She was 12 when she was cast as Claudia on Party of Five, opposite Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.)

"Look, life is tough, and growing up in this business is especially tough," she says. As for how she managed to avoid some of the common pitfalls that have threatened to sink other starlets, including her Mean Girls costar Lindsay Lohan? "I really can't take any credit other than saying I grew up in a really protective family," she tells Maxim

"Also, I want a long-lasting career," she says, "so you're not gonna find me doing anything scandalous anytime soon."

That said, Chabert does know how to have a good time. "I'm a nice girl next door, but I love a good weekend in Vegas," she confesses. "Blackjack, roulette, four-card poker, slots...all of it." 

The actress also opens up to Maxim about some of her past roles. Though she says she's not a real-life "mean girl" -- "Life is too short," she insists -- she has fond memories of playing one onscreen. And she loves that people all over (even in the White House) still reference her character's signature slang word.

"People tweet me all the time, 'Are you still trying to make fetch happen?'" she jokes. "I never thought people would still be quoting Mean Girls 10 years later."

The November issue of Maxim hits stands on Oct. 14.