Parent Trap Director Finally Explains the Iconic Peanut Butter And Oreo Scene

It’s been almost 20 years since the Lindsay Lohan remake of The Parent Trap, directed by Nancy Meyers came out. A couple of thoughts come to my mind when I think about this movie. Damn, 20 years? I’m getting old, I still don’t get how Lohan played both twins, and why would anyone eat Oreos with peanut butter? If you were wondering why the moment happened, the film’s director has just provided your answer, it’s probably not what you thought.

The film follows two girls, Hallie and Annie. They are two long-lost twins that meet one summer at camp. Although their faces are literally exactly the same, that apparently isn’t enough. They deny what’s obvious from the start, i.e., they are twins. For the beginning of the film, they hate each other. Because of their pranks they get sent to isolation cabin where they find out they both share a love for eating Oreos with peanut butter.

Meyers recently commented on the scene in an interview with Hello Giggles, she just simply thought the combination “sounded weird.”

She then continued to say:

“I have no idea [where I came up with it]. I think it was just something weird that both girls would like. It was another example of the fact that they’re twins. I just made up [peanut butter and Oreos] for no reason other than it sounded weird and some cute kid would do it.”

Apparently having the same faces doesn’t tell you that you are twins. Your mutual love for Oreos and peanut butter does.

[via Cosmopolitan]

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