‘The Parent Trap’ (Elizabeth): “We kind of hit it off immediately”

THE PARENT TRAP by David Swift, Nancy Meyers & Charles Shyer

From: Movie

Type: Dramedy

Character: Elizabeth James is Hallie and Annie's mother, and the unwitting subject to their reuniting scheme.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 30's

Summary: Elizabeth tells Hallie how she met her father.

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ELIZABETH: We met on the QE 2.  The Queen Elizabeth 2. It’s an ocean liner that sails from London to New York. I was nervous about flying in those days, so was your father. (remembering back) We met our very first night on board the ship, actually. We were seated next to each other at dinner. He’s an American, you know. We kind of hit it off immediately. I knew you were going to ask me all these questions one day. You know this part of your personality reminds me of your father. (looking into Hallie’s eyes) Yes, we saw each other every night, every morning and every hour in between. Then one night, he popped the question, right there in the middle of the Atlantic.

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