‘Parent Trap’ star Elaine Hendrix recreates iconic bell scene

Meredith Blake is back in town to stir up some trouble.

Elaine Hendrix — who played the devious character in 1998’s “The Parent Trap” — reunited with her friend and costar Lisa Ann Walter to recreate a scene from the movie on TikTok.

The Disney flick starred Lindsay Lohan as a pair of twins separated at birth who find each other 11 years later at summer camp. Hendrix, 50, portrayed the 26-year-old fiancé of their father, Nick (played by Dennis Quaid), while Walter, 58, played their housekeeper, Chessy.

In the hilarious scene that Hendrix and Walter reenacted, Meredith snootily rings a bell for Chessy to come wait on her hand and foot.

“Chessy?” Hendrix said while in character as she rang a silver bell. “It’s such a big house and all. Chessy!” Walter, as Chessy, then comes on camera and sighs, “You rang?”

The two actresses then cracked smiles after breaking character in the video, which has since garnered over 5.4 million views and over one million likes.

Ahead of the movie’s 23rd anniversary, Hendrix spoke to Insider in July about her “tremendous chemistry” with Quaid, 67.

Quaid was 44 years old when he shot the film and Hendrix was actually 26. She elaborated on the age differences their characters had to face.

The “Parent Trap” was released by Disney in 1998.

“He’s just such a guy,” she said. “One of the generalized differences between men and women is that boys mature later and girls mature earlier. So I think I was sort of an older 26 … I think it worked well.” 

“Clearly, Meredith Blake is not an average 26-year-old,” she continued. “All of that I couldn’t relate to. But how together she was and how ambitious she was — that I could definitely relate to.”

Hendrix added, “The character had to be close enough to the twins’ age but not so close that it was like, ‘Oh, this is really creepy.’” Lohan, 35, was a preteen during the time of filming.

“The Parent Trap” was a remake of the 1961 film of the same name that starred Hayley Mills. The comedy flick was directed by Nancy Meyers and also starred the late Natasha Richardson, Simon Kunz and Maggie Wheeler. Richardson portrayed twins Annie and Hallie’s mother and wedding dress designer, Elizabeth James.

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