Lisa reflected on some other friendships during her sit-down with Jennifer. She said she met her best friend, actress Elaine Hendrix, on the set of “The Parent Trap,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. She also shares some fond memories of co-star Lindsay Lohan.
“Lindsay was the most incredible professional,” she said. “She’s my son’s age, they were friends… She had all the manners you would love in a professional.”
“If I’m known for nothing else in this career but doing that [movie], it would have been enough, but now I have ‘Abbott’ also, and it is the most fulfilling feeling.”
She recalls having varying degrees of success throughout her career — the success of “The Parent Trap” on one end, and, “There were years where I was just a working mom trying to put food on the table,” she said. “And now this incredible show that’s blown up.”
She particularly loves when teachers come up to her to say how much they appreciate the show depicting the struggles educators go through on a daily basis.
“To be able to honor them and give teachers the respect that they respect in our community, there’s nothing better.”