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    Everything You Need To Know About "The Parent Trap" Villian Meredith Blake, From The Woman Who Played Her

    "Everyone else is catching up."

    The 1998 remake of The Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan and directed by Nancy Meyers is a Disney classic.

    And the film's villain, Meredith Blake (portrayed by Elaine Hendrix), is an evil icon.

    Her fits, her attitude, her sultry brand of wickedness... all of it made her so fun to root against.

    In recent years, Meredith has been reevaluated. People are starting to see her as a queen and a villain — both things can be true at once — and it is about time.

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    And no one knows that better than Elaine, because, duh, she played Meredith. She just had to think that Meredith wasn't the villain at all while playing her.

    "One of the keys to playing villains is that the characters, you never think of yourself as a villain. Like, ever. So Meredith Blake [was not the villain,]" Elaine told Us Weekly.

    Natasha Richardson, Dennis Quaid, Elaine Hendrix, screenwriter Charles Shyer, and director Nancy Meyers on set of "The Parent Trap" in 1998

    "So of course she wasn’t the villain. Of course she was the victim to these two little monster twins and their parents."

    Elaine Hendrix poses as Meredith Blake on set of "The Parent Trap," in 1998

    I mean, is she wrong? Meredith would've been a horrible stepmother, but her character was just so fun to watch.

    Actress Elaine Hendrix attends "The Parent Trap" Westwood Premiere on July 20, 1998 at the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California

    Elaine also said that she thinks "Meredith would be just fine [today]! Like, wherever she is at. She is A-OK," she theorized. "She is successful. She married up. She’s comfortable. Meredith is doing just fine."

    Elaine Hendrix during Beverly Hills Premiere of "Sugartown" at Laemmle Theatres Music Hall in Beverly Hills, California, United States

    I agree!

    And for those curious about the lizard scene — well, that was actually her favorite one to shoot.

    "It was funny because I am such an outdoor girl. If you had a lizard on me, I'd laugh and pick it up. And, like, let it go, you know, all that. I'm a total outdoor girl. I'm all about animals and nature. That was really fun for me,” she continued.

    "That was a real lizard. We used a real one, a toy one and a computer one. And I never say what is what."

    How could you not stan?

    You can read the full interview at Us Weekly, here.