She is a San Francisco publicist hired to do some publicity for Nick's vineyard. I am marrying your father in two weeks, whether you like it or not. 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. What did people give you that Christmas?Natasha gave me a beautiful tea set with all these glorious teas. Asked if there were any scenes she enjoyed that didn’t make the final cut of The Parent Trap, Hendrix recalled one scene in which Meredith picks out her engagement ring. Parent Trap Camping GIF SD GIF HD GIF MP4. Did that take a lot of takes? You answered your own question right there. That’s right — Meredith Blake (played by Elaine Hendrix) has become known as the real star of “The Parent Trap.” For those who don’t remember, Meredith was the … Meredith is a gold digger who plans on marrying Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid). You actually were 26, Meredith’s age in the film, when you shot it. Honestly, a lot of her looks would be on trend now.Penny Rose was our costume designer, and she’s absolutely fabulous. I will ship every one of you brats off to Switzerland. She still has it on her wall. After meeting at summer camp, the girls devise a plan to reunite their parents Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson). Yes, but I’m not interesting. Then you have a fight, and one of you takes one [baby], and the other one takes the other one. Discover and Share the best GIFs on Tenor. All of these, I was like, Yes! While we were filming, Charles Shyer said, “Elaine, now when you start to do press for this movie, you cannot tell anyone the secrets behind this.” Twenty-three years later, I have not told anyone the secrets behind it. We shot that in Arrowhead, and we also shot that on the Sony lot. We did try it in a couple of different ways where they had me just look up slowly. Dennis Quaid ‘s former Parent Trap costar has a few words of advice for the actor after his engagement to Laura Savoie. “It was so good. That being said, I absolutely am shocked but love that present day there’s scores of gals, a whole generation now, that don’t see Meredith as a villain. Meredith Blake lives on: Elaine Hendrix left the ultimate Parent Trap comment on Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram post that featured her daughter, Luna, and … What was the direction like for that moment?That’s a great question. Was that a friendship that was formed on set?When we first met, she was testing with Dennis and Lindsay the same day I was. Penny Rose and I discussed wardrobe. Sometimes I take my clothes or even buy them from different productions, but that one I didn’t even ask because that’s just not how I typically dress. Take the one closest to you? *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to prepare and think about it. That was not by design; it just so happened to be that way. She’s not as outdoorsy and natural and, you know … with lice and stuff like that, whereas I am all about animals. In that regard, you’ve just gotta let reality go and flow with that. RELATED: Here Are the 5 Lindsay Lohan Movies You Can Watch on Disney+ Right Now, “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 said. LA-based actress Elaine Hendrix, 48, who is best known for playing Meredith Blake in the 1998 hit film Parent Trap, said the decade began with a vegan diet and animal activism. Nancy was really good about letting me bring what I call my little buttons to things — a lot of the physicality, my facial expressions. Actress - The Parent Trap, Superstar, Dynasty. The logistics? Sitting beside the pool in a flawless white dress is her would-be stepmommy dearest, Meredith Blake. In rewatching it, I found myself thinking you could make the case that Dennis is actually the villain. More than 20 years later Hendrix still gets recognized for the role. Hendrix continued, saying it involved the famed Rodeo Drive and a comparison to a classic Hollywood actor. Elaine Hendrix. Of course, not everyone views Meredith as a villain. It was just such a big, special day and to have that shout-out was very special. “I’m all about camping. Elaine Hendrix had a hilarious reaction after her Parent Trap costar Dennis Quaid got engaged to Laura Savoie. That sort of stuff. The actual floating, I believe, was at Sony. Version and Disney Channel Broadcasts. I love chest hair. You’ve mentioned before that the lizard scene is a combination of an actual lizard and CGI and that we could watch it and decide for ourselves. “I had Meredith’s same drive and ambition,” Hendrix said. The girls exchange a “gotcha!” look and the scene continues. Especially someone as lovely and endearing as Natasha was in real life and in how she played Elizabeth. But that’s where the similarities stop. I’m still the same size. Actress Elaine Hendrix, who played the character Meredith Blake in the 1998 remake of “The Parent Trap.” Hendrix talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Meredith … We filmed it twice: once where I’m actually doing it and then I trip and fall. A retweet or comment here or there. You can save $ booking from Cameo’s website vs the app! Elaine. More than 20 years later, The Parent Trap remains a popular Disney movie. Share to iMessage. Break out your historical romance bingo cards, this episode has it all. You actually have babies. Truly what judge signed off on that?There clearly was no judge involved. If I’m going camping, there’s no way I’m in capri leggings and a crop top. 2020 Showbiz Cheat Sheet, All Rights Reserved. She says the biggest difference between herself and Meredith is the way they dress. Parent Trap. Is that you falling off the air mattress into the lake or a stunt double?I think some of it was for liability purposes, but I always try to do my own stunts as much as possible. “Watch out for those twins,” she quipped on Monday, sending fans of the film into a frenzy. Now we make it a joke. Already a subscriber? Embed. Embed. Much to Hallie and Annie’s disappointment Meredith joins them on a camping trip with their dad. Hendrix discusses what it's like to be on the Dynasty reboot and why Meredith Blake still resonates with movie fans so many years after The Parent Trap. I just remember there was nothing about that script I even wanted to improvise on. The most cursed real-estate transaction since Katy Perry and the nuns. They see her as an aspiration. Did her life feel unfamiliar compared to your own? Meredith uses a bell to summon Chessy for help around the house. That’s just a long-winded way of saying there’s a lot of people who asked me to ship them to Switzerland. So I suggest you do not tangle with me any more. Elaine Hendrix, who played the villainous Meredith Blake in 'The Parent Trap' opposite Dennis Quaid, had the best reaction to his engagement to a woman the same age as her character. We were the exact same age. The Duke and new Duchess of Hastings are enthusiastically banging all over Clyvedon Castle, but are soon yanked from their happy marriage bed. Nancy and Charles were always giving us presents, books, pictures, memorabilia. Play Video 'The Parent Trap' star Elaine Hendrix. But whenever it was, she was coming out of the office, I was going into the office, so we very briefly met. They actually launched me into the lake. I said, “Hey, Leese, let’s — let’s have a photo shoot.” We went and got the still photographer, we went to hair and makeup, and then we went to the wardrobe trailer. The Morning Show. By Jenna Amatulli Elaine Hendrix, the actress well known for her role as evil stepmom-to-be Meredith Blake in the 1998 version of “The Parent Trap,” had the best response to her former co-star Dennis Quaid ’s recent engagement. She was portrayed by Elaine Hendrix. No, not really. “We filmed it twice: once where I’m actually doing it and then I trip and fall. We were at the hotel. Nancy varied how many takes she did, but I didn’t do a crazy amount. Was it weird to turn around and ring a bell in her face?Lisa is a consummate pro. I’m so proud of the physicality work that I did. Oh yes. Details You and Lisa Ann Walter are real-life friends, which is something the internet loses its mind over collectively whenever it is reminded of that fact. I’m very snappy in nature. “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. He never left lunch without like half of it on his T-shirt. She wishes a particular moment of physical comedy on her part would’ve made it in the final cut of The Parent Trap. I haven’t even crossed paths with her. She had to choose the take and match it a lot of times. Everything else was custom and exquisite. Is there anything that sticks out to you as being particularly far-fetched?Right off the bat, I keep picturing back … you’ve married someone or you’ve gotten together with someone. Lizard. She is first seen when Nick's twin girls, Annie and Hallie switch places. Was any part of your portrayal ad-libbed? Is that clear?”, The line is: “Wear your shirt like this … I like when I can see a little chest hair.”. The Parent Trap's Meredith Blake wants justice for evil movie stepmothers everywhere See actress Elaine Hendrix’s brilliant-beyond-brilliant PSA According to Hendrix, another version of the scene involved her falling. There’s no way that woman is giving up one of her kids. She had talked about Hayley Mills and how growing up she wanted to be Hayley Mills. Photo-Illustration: Vulture and Buena Vista Pictures, I can’t remember if they were originally married, Miffy Englefield Answers Every Question We Have About, Eva Green Answers Every Question We Have About, Brooke Smith Answers Every Question We Have About, Following an earlier exchange with Lohan’s character, in which she condescendingly explains to Blake what “411” means, Blake delivers the following line: “Being young and beautiful is not a crime, you know. She gives birth to them. That’s where, if we’re poking holes, to me, that’s the biggest hole. I had Meredith’s same drive and ambition. The actor admitted to Vulture she’s different from Meredith but they still have some similarities. And there’s still one scene of Meredith’s she wishes would’ve made the final cut of the movie. Elaine Hendrix who played Meredith Blake in 1998's "The Parent Trap" shares memories and moments from her time making the Disney film. That’s how she landed on that outfit. She saw nothing wrong with any of this. Now I’m like, What?! I think, one of our first nights, we bonded over talking nonstop while eating a Marie Callender’s pie. We shot that sequence in two different locations. But I went in and out of that water a lot. Blake, played by Elaine Hendrix, leaps into the air for a towel and acts as though she’s about as wet as she’d have been riding the Maid of the Mist through Niagara Falls. I do a pratfall out of screen. She’s got a few, but I think hands down it’s “for your 411.” The whole swing-set scene: “Is that clear?” Oh, also there’s the fight at the end: “What’s going on, buddy?” “The day we get married is the day I ship those brats off to Switzerland.” Without exaggeration, there’s not one day that goes by that I don’t get a fan letter; I don’t get stopped on the street; I don’t get something related to this movie. The Parent Trap (1998) - Elaine Hendrix as Meredith Blake - IMDb. All the wide shots and me going in … those were while we were in Arrowhead and on location. Did you know you were going in for the villain? Meredith Blake. Then they had a take where they filmed it in slow motion. Version and Disney Channel Broadcasts. I can tell you about Dennis at lunch. Two people miserably entering into a marriage based on half-truths and crushed dreams? She told me, “Oh, you play such a good bitch.” That was an ultimate compliment because I had studied her in Working Girl. We worked a lot with the real one, we had a toy one, and then there was the CGI. I modeled a lot of Meredith after Old Hollywood. “That was not by design; it just so happened to be that way,” she said, adding that she was 26 playing a 26-year-old. This is the real deal, honey, and nothing you do is going to come between us. Throw in some chili and that’s method acting. I was so familiar with Dennis Quaid, and here I was playing his love interest. That way, Nancy would have options. Now that we’re older, it’s like with everyone else in the business: Lindsay says hi. We can’t talk about Meredith Blake and not talk about her clothing — it’s true. Elaine Hendrix (Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap): Nancy and [her ex-husband] Charles [Shyer] have this interesting dynamic in that they’re parents and they’re true artists, so … Hate to break it to you, angel, but you are no longer the only girl in Nick Parker’s life.”, The scene continues: “Okay, puss. The scene where Meredith attempts to scare off mountain lions. I was like, Damn, that was a good fall. Though I will say, here at vulture.com, we are big fans of poking holes in things.Then The Parent Trap is the good vegan Swiss cheese. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Report. Hendrix. Daphne and Simon’s pained love struggles to wiggle through the walls around their hearts. At one point, she claps sticks together because of mountain lions Nick tells her aren’t in the area. Was there anyone in particular who was in your mind informing your portrayal of Meredith?Another publication said that I was a young Goldie Hawn. In a traditional sense, yes. Log in or link your magazine subscription. Role Call is a series in which Vulture talks to actors about performances they've probably forgotten by now, but we definitely haven't. Many fans of The Parent Trap have come to idolize the character. Let’s talk about the camping-trip scenes. With every character that an actor plays, we have to justify our behaviors. I think really one of the biggest differences is that I didn’t dress as fabulously as Meredith did. But when you keep it in the context of this beautiful, fantastical movie, it does tug on your heartstrings. It was so good. I wish … I guess Disney probably has some costume warehouse. Anytime you book a gig, much less starring role, in a big studio movie — I was 26 years old; that felt like such an accomplishment. I realize I put words in your mouth there. There’s barely a drop on her, which is about all you need to know about Meredith Blake. Under those pajamas, I have a wet suit on. There’s also a moment where I got to do physicality with the clicking of the sticks to keep the mountain lions away. Share URL. Elaine Hendrix Answers Every Question About The Parent Trap Let’s talk about that very first scene with the hat. Published: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:28 AM. This is, after all, … 1998’s The Parent Trap is something of a new Disney classic. How familiar were you with the original Parent Trap when you read for the remake?I knew about it because my mom was a huge fan of the original. Which is to say you would notice if somebody was loading your tiny backpack with rocks.Oh yes, but let’s go back a step further. Hendrix said she and Meredith were the “exact same age.”. Can’t wait to make your day. We were in Napa for — I was there for a month and a half or so. Walter plays Chessy, Nick’s housekeeper and Hallie’s nanny, who falls in love with Martin, the James family’s butler. Because he was just such a guy. I forget what Lindsay gave me and Dennis … I think he gave me a shawl. There’s a moment in Nancy Meyers’s The Parent Trap when Lindsay Lohan jumps into a fabulous pool outside her house in Napa — that’s Northern California — and produces a small splash. Fairly soon after, I got to meet Sigourney Weaver. You\'ll receive the next newsletter in your inbox. I think it’s Natasha who says, “He was rather dishy.” Total hot hunk, chest hair and all. They soon are engaged. Lisa and I were always there particularly long hours because we were waiting as they shot different scenes two times, and they would have to reset Lindsay and each character. When it came to the physicality stuff, there was a certain amount of resetting that has to happen. There is definitely a part of me that feels happy for Meredith Blake that she’s been vindicated. Actress Elaine Hendrix, who played scheming stepmother-to-be Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap, teamed up with evian to release a special-edition water bottle in … ‘The Parent Trap’: The 1 Deleted Scene Meredith Blake Actor Elaine Hendrix Wishes Fans Got To See 1998’s The Parent Trap is something of a new Disney classic. The perfect Meredith ParentTrap Elaine Animated GIF for your conversation. 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