Natasha Richardson Gushed About Liam Neeson on ‘Parent Trap’ Set to Elaine Hendrix

by Samantha Whidden

Despite being unfriendly towards each other’s character in the 1998 remake of Disney’s The Parent Trap, Elaine Hendrix says she and Natasha Richardson actually bonded on set about Liam Neeson and in their trailers during the film’s production. 

During a recent interview with US Weekly, Elaine Hendrix recalls Recalls Natasha Richardson loving  Chardonnay and cake bread during their chats. “I just remember in real life, thinking how elegant Natasha,” Elaine says. She also reveals Natasha would swoon when she talked about her husband Liam Neeson and her children. 

Natasha Richardson married Liam Neeson in 1994 and the couple had two sons, Micheal and Daniel. Hendrick says the couple was truly and deeply in love.

“She was crazy about her kids and in her trailer, she had pictures of them up. She was just a lovely human being.”

Natasha Richardson tragically passed away after hitting her head during a ski lesson in Canada. She later complained about having a headache and was rushed to the hospital. She was pronounced dead after suffering an epidural hematoma in March 2009 at the age of 45. 

Fellow ‘Parent Trap’ Stars Reflect on Times With Natasha Richardson

While chatting with US Weekly in 2018, fellow Parent Trap star Dennis Quaid also reflected on the times he spent with Natasha Richardson. “Now you hit my heart,” he stated. Quaid described Richardson as a beautiful person and not a prima donna. “Someone easy to work with and such a great sense of humor. 

Richardson played Elizabeth James, the ex-wife then turned love interest of Nick Parker, who was portrayed by Dennis Quaid. While speaking about her tragic accident, Dennis reveals, “When that accident happened, it just devastated me and so many other people.”

In July 2020, Lindsay Lohan, who played Natasha Richardson’s identical twin daughters in the 1998 film, chatted with Quaid and Hendrix with Katie Couric about the movie and the late actress.

“Natasha had such an elegance and grace. She was so maternal to me,” Lindsay says. 

In May 2021, Lindsay wished Natasha Richardson a happy birthday on her Instagram page. “Happy Birthday Angel 🙏 #natasharichardson,” Lohan wrote in the post’s caption.

Liam Neeson Shares Tribute to Natasha Richardson on Facebook

In 2016, Liam Neeson finally spoke out about Natasha Richardson’s death in a Facebook tribute.

“My wife died unexpectedly. She brought me so much joy. She was my everything,” Liam wrote. He then says that the 16 years he had with her taught him how to love unconditionally.

“We have to stop and be thankful for our spouses, because one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore,” Liam explains. He goes on to add that what he truly learn most about his relationship with Natasha Richardson was live and love every day like it’s your last. “Because, one day, it will be.”