The 1998 Disney classic’s enemies-turned-best friends, Lisa Ann Walter and Elaine Hendrix were arm in arm on the red carpet at the SAG Awards 2023 as they honored Walter’s work in Abbott Elementary, which is up for an award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.
“Lisa Ann Walter asked me to show up as her date, so by golly, I showed up as her date,” Hendrix, 52, said. “She sure did,” Walter, 59, replied. “It’s the best-looking date in a tux I’ve ever had.”
Both wore identical rhinestone hair clips, Walter wearing a particular outfit, and Hendrix sporting a Marlene Dietrich style.
“I went a little more ’50s, but this is a dress I found about five years ago, and when I saw it, I was entirely unemployed, and I said I’m gonna wear this to the SAG awards,” she said. “I don’t know why, but specifically the SAG awards — I feel like I manifested it.”
She continued, “It’s a dress that my mom loved, and she passed last year, so I’m carrying her with me. This is her little lucite clutch from the ’50s.”
Hendrix posted a unique tribute on her best friend’s birthday in August on social media.
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“Happy Birthday to my ride or die. My life sister. My bestie. The one who always has my back and with whom I’m growing old. @lisaannwalter I sure as heck am glad you were born. What I’m the world would I have done if you hadn’t been? I shudder to think. I love you. Happy Birthday.”
Hendrix and Walter, who played loveable Chessy the housekeeper and gold-digging Meredith Blake, respectively, did not get along while filming The Parent Trap. Still, they grew close on set and are well-known for their social media posts expressing their gratitude for one another.
The buddies recreated a moment from their favorite family movie in which Hendrix rang a bell to summon Chessy, the housekeeper for Blake’s fiancé Nick Parker, in a TikTok released last year (played in the movie by Dennis Quaid).
“Chessy?” Hendrix said in character, ringing the bell. “It’s such a big house and all. Chessy!” Walter then walked on camera and said, “You rang?” before both actresses smiled and broke character.
The two previously went on a red carpet date in 2019 when they went to the Tony Awards. Yet, they also make sure to schedule plenty of time away from the cameras for enjoyment.
“I like to organize dinners and brunches, and I have a lot of parties. And so does Lisa,” Hendrix said of their friendship. “We’ll dress up the ’70s and roller skate at my party, and we’ll dress up and reenact Game of Thrones at one of Lisa’s parties.”
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