Lisa Ann Walter Brings Elaine Hendrix — aka Meredith From "The Parent Trap" — as Her SAGs Date
Lisa Ann Walter, aka Melissa on "Abbott Elementary," had a different cast reunion on the SAG Awards red carpet on Feb. 26. Walter starred as Chessy in 1998's "The Parent Trap," and she brought her costar from that movie, Elaine Hendrix (aka the villainous Meredith) with her to the awards show. The duo laughed together as they posed on the carpet before the event. Walter wore a long flowing gown, while Hendrix opted for a classic tuxedo, accessorized with a sparkling clutch.
Walter and Hendrix have stayed friends since they filmed the movie, which turns 25 this summer. In 2021, they re-created one of their scenes together on social media, with Hendrix-as-Meredith ringing a tiny bell to call a fed-up Chessy. The duo opened up about their long-standing friendship in a 2019 interview with Vanity Fair. Walters said at the time, "Elaine is family. She knows all my kids, and we don't need anybody else. We have each other. Elaine's my sister now; I adopted her." They also joked in the interview about how they both had crushes on their costar Dennis Quaid while filming.
Walter and Hendrix both often talk about the legacy of "The Parent Trap" on social media and show love to the movie's fans. Earlier this February, Walters's old job in that movie and her current job on "Abbott Elementary" had a crossover moment when Quinta Brunson sat next to Lindsay Lohan at Christian Siriano's New York Fashion Week show. She commented on Lohan's photo with Brunson, "My worlds collide."
The "Abbott Elementary" cast won in the comedy series ensemble category at the SAGs. Brunson was also nominated for best performance by a female actor in a comedy series. Just a day before the SAG Awards, the "Abbott Elementary" cast attended the NAACP Image Awards, where the show took home six awards, including outstanding comedy series.
See photos of Walter and Hendrix's night at the SAGs ahead!