“Abbott Elementary” character Melissa Schemmenti is a ton of enjoyable. The second-grade trainer takes no sh*t and at all times appears to know a man. If you’ve got been watching the wildly successful show for the reason that starting and are questioning why she appears so acquainted, we would have the option that can assist you out earlier than season two premieres on Sept. 21. Lisa Ann Walter, the actress who performs Melissa, had a really memorable position in an iconic film that made a mark on most millennials.
Rewind to 1998. Times have been less complicated: one of many hottest motion pictures of the 12 months was “The Parent Trap” starring Lindsay Lohan and . . . Lindsay Lohan. In the remake of the 1961 traditional movie, two twins separated shortly after start meet up at summer season camp and swap locations to allow them to every get to know their different dad or mum. When Annie (British Lohan) goes to Hallie’s (American Lohan) dwelling in her place, she meets Chessy, Hallie’s nanny. Walter, in fact, performs the position of Chessy.
While “The Parent Trap” is stuffed with memorable characters (we’ll at all times have a mushy spot for Elaine Hendrix as Meredith Blake), Chessy is on the prime of the listing. The twins’ dad and mom do not appear to note that they’ve swapped locations, however Chessy picks up on it fairly rapidly. Already conscious from the beginning that there are two women, she’s overcome with emotion when she lastly realizes that the dual she by no means knew is now dwelling along with her.
Chessy rapidly received over followers along with her deep love for the twins and her affectionate, take-no-sh*t angle towards their dad and mom. Sound acquainted? We completely see similarities between Chessy and Melissa, however possibly that is simply Walter. She crushes the no-nonsense, but endlessly lovable character kind.
If you are lacking Chessy, you may stream “The Parent Trap” on Disney+. Otherwise, watch Lisa Ann Walter in “Abbott Elementary” season two, which airs Wednesdays on ABC.