Lindsay Lohan had double duty on the set of 'The Parent Trap'


September 21, 1998|By Janis Campbell

Lindsay Lohan says she's just a normal kid. But at 12, she has done some pretty exciting things.

For starters, she played the starring roles (yes, two roles) in the movie "The Parent Trap."

She plays Hallie and Annie, identical twins who were separated when they were babies because their parents got divorced. The girls don't know about each other until they meet at summer camp, where they cook up a plan to trade places and get their parents back together.

Lindsay was picked from thousands of girls who tried out for the part. She auditioned in New York City and then flew to Los Angeles with her dad for a screen test with the movie's mom and dad stars - Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid.

Lindsay says she was thrilled to get the parts because this was the first movie she had tried out for. But she's not new to acting. Lindsay has been on television, as Alli on "Another World." And she has been in more than 60 commercials.

Lindsay lives on Long Island, N.Y., with her mom and dad, sister and two brothers. When she's not acting, she likes to hang out with her friends and go shopping. She loves DKNY clothes. (Gold medalist Tara Lipinski is a spokesmodel for the clothing line, and Lindsay has just signed a deal to model the clothes, too.)

Lindsay's excited about this school year because she's starting junior high. She'll be in seventh grade. Last year she had to miss several months of school while she was filming "The Parent Trap." She worked with a teacher on the set, but she says no matter what she does, she plans to continue attending a regular school.

"It's going to be exciting and a little scary," she says about school this year. Lindsay is good at math and science, but her favorite subject is creative writing.

What's next for Lindsay? Lots of homework. And she can't wait.

Pub Date: 9/21/98

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