On screen in 1998’s The Parent Trap, scheming future stepmother Meredith Blake and beloved housekeeper Chessy did not get along — in fact, Chessy helped twins Hallie Parker and Annie James get rid of the blonde villain.
But in real life, the actresses who played them — Lisa Ann Walter, 55, and Elaine Hendrix, 48 — are incredibly close.
The two have been the best of friends for 22 years, since meeting on the film set back in the late ’90s.
On screen: Lisa Ann Walter, 55, and Elaine Hendrix, 48, both starred in the Lindsay Lohan remake of The Parent Trap as Meredith Blake (left) and Chessy (right)
BFFs! The two women are actually best friends in real life (Elaine pictured left, Lisa Ann right)
So exciting! Last year, they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the film together
Par-tay! They recently attended the Tony Awards together in matching red dresses
The on-screen foes hit it off when the cameras weren’t running, and had such a strong connection that they are still best friends all these years later.
Last weekend, they even attended the Tony Awards together, riding over in a shared car and posing for pictures in matching red dresses.
Star: Lindsay Lohan starred alongside Lisa and Elaine in the movie, playing the main roles of twins Hallie Parker and Annie James
‘True glamour is going to @thetonyawards with your #BFF @lisaannwalter in a taxi wearing couture by @nataliafedner. New York City baby!’ Elaine wrote on Instagram.
And the on-screen mean girl also paid tribute to her longtime friend in an Instagram post in May.
‘This lady right here,’ she wrote. ‘We have fun together. 22 years ago we had no idea we were about to meet our soulmate. There’s been a lot of laughs since. Lots more to come.
‘I love you @lisaannwalter Thanks for always having my back…my front…and my sides.’
By now, their followers are used to seeing them together, but the fact that they’ve remained friends is still a happy surprise for fans of the film who stumble upon their photos.
‘We have fun together. 22 years ago we had no idea we were about to meet our soulmate. There’s been a lot of laughs since. Lots more to come,’ Elaine said
Bond: ‘I love you @lisaannwalter Thanks for always having my back…my front…and my sides,’ Elaine said
Fun! Lisa Ann, meanwhile, captioned this picture saying: ‘Nothing I like better than Elaine drunk face’
In a comment highlighted by Buzzfeed, one person wrote alongside an image of the two women: ‘No way are you guys friends! [My] inner child is so confused right now,’ to which Lisa replied: ‘We are BFFs for 21 years.’
‘[Elaine] is not only my best friend, but I officially adopted her this year as my sister,’ Lisa Ann added
Others simply continue to delight in the fact that the two spend so much time together, with one commenter writing on a picture of the women at the Tony Awards: ‘Such beautiful ladies.. Parent Trap will always be my fav kiddy movie.’
Another added: ‘Meredith Blake & Chessy teamed up in Red. Pure gorgeousness.’
‘Last year, the pair even gave a joint interview to the Today show in honor of The Parent Trap’s 20th anniversary.
‘[Elaine] is not only my best friend, but I officially adopted her this year as my sister,’ Lisa Ann said at the time.
Their Instagram photos go back years, with Lisa Ann captioning a funny snap from 2015: ‘Nothing I like better than Elaine drunk face.’
That same year, Elaine told HuffPost Live that Lisa Anna was ‘still one of my best girlfriends in the whole wide world.’
‘So I got some great friendships out of that [film],’ she said.