‘The Parent Trap’: The 1 Deleted Scene Meredith Blake Actor Elaine Hendrix Wishes Fans Got To See

by Jeremy Spirogis
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1998’s The Parent Trap is one thing of a brand new Disney basic. The remake of the unique 1961 movie stars Lindsay Lohan in her first-ever film function as long-lost twins Hallie Parker and Annie James. 

After assembly at summer season camp, the women devise a plan to reunite their dad and mom Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson). But there’s an issue: Nick is planning to marry Elaine Hendrix’s character, Meredith Blake. 

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More than 20 years later Hendrix nonetheless will get acknowledged for the function. And there’s nonetheless one scene of Meredith’s she needs would’ve made the ultimate minimize of the film. 

Elaine Hendrix is much like Meredith Blake in a number of methods

The actor admitted to Vulture she’s totally different from Meredith however they nonetheless have some similarities. Hendrix mentioned she and Meredith have been the “exact same age.” 

“That was not by design; it just so happened to be that way,” she mentioned, including that she was 26 enjoying a 26-year-old. 

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Something else they’d in frequent? “I had Meredith’s same drive and ambition,” Hendrix mentioned. 

But that’s the place the similarities cease. Unlike her character, Hendrix likes tenting and youngsters. 

“Meredith’s far more put together and — what’s the word? Precious. She’s not as outdoorsy and natural and, you know … with lice and stuff like that, whereas I am all about animals,” she defined. “I’m all about camping. I love kids.” 

She says the largest distinction between herself and Meredith is the best way they costume. 

“I didn’t dress as fabulously as Meredith did,” Hendrix added. 

Elaine Hendrix needs followers may’ve seen Meredith Blake pick a hoop

Asked if there have been any scenes she loved that didn’t make the ultimate minimize of The Parent Trap, Hendrix recalled one scene through which Meredith picks out her engagement ring. 

There was one second that’s very close to and pricey to my coronary heart as a result of late Army Archerd, who wrote for Variety for many years, came around us after we have been filming a scene the place we have been selecting out Meredith’s engagement ring,” she mentioned. 

Hendrix continued, saying it concerned the famed Rodeo Drive and a comparability to a basic Hollywood actor. 

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Elaine Hendrix at The Parent Trap premiere | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection by way of Getty Images

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“They shut down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and Army wrote about the movie and really singled me out and called me a young Carole Lombard,” she mentioned. “He mentioned how only a group of pros would really be worthy of shutting down Rodeo Drive.”

“I understand, like, once you see it, the movie didn’t need it, but I was bummed,” she added. “It was just such a big, special day and to have that shout-out was very special.”

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She additionally needed her ‘trip and fall’ in ‘The Parent Trap’ tenting scene to make the minimize

Engagement ring buying isn’t the one deleted scene Hendrix referred to as out. She needs a selected second of bodily comedy on her half would’ve made it within the last minimize of The Parent Trap. What scene is it? The scene the place Meredith makes an attempt to scare off mountain lions. 

Much to Hallie and Annie’s disappointment Meredith joins them on a tenting journey with their dad. At one level, she claps sticks collectively due to mountain lions Nick tells her aren’t within the space. The ladies trade a “gotcha!” look and the scene continues. 

According to Hendrix, one other model of the scene concerned her falling. 

“There’s also a moment where I got to do physicality with the clicking of the sticks to keep the mountain lions away,” she advised Vulture. “We filmed it twice: once where I’m actually doing it and then I trip and fall. I do a pratfall out of screen.” 

“It was so good. I’m so happy with the physicality work that I did. I used to be like, D**n, that was a superb fall,” she added. 

See Hendrix’s efficiency in The Parent Trap on Disney+, which is at present streams each variations of the movie. 

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