But for those of you who have still felt like there’s been a Lisa Ann Walter hole in your heart, there’s good news: Walter is now a series regular on the new ABC comedy “Abbott Elementary.”
The show follows teachers at the Philadelphia school Abbott Elementary; Walter plays second grade teacher Melissa Schemmenti, a character who just so happens to have a lot in common with Walter’s real-life mother and from whom Walter draws inspiration for the role (via Monsters and Critics).
“It just happened to be when I read the pilot script. I was like, how’d they write me? Without it being like, ‘oh, we’re basing this on you, Lisa.’ My mom’s family is Sicilian. For decades, she was a school teacher in a downtown D.C. public school,” Walter explained.
And of course, fans are thrilled to see Walter in such a prominent role, particularly since “Abbott Elementary’s” stellar reviews make it that much more likely it’ll receive a second season (via The Wrap).
“So yall not gon talk about how this is Chessy from the Parent Trap??? #LisaAnnWalter #AbbottElementary” one Twitter user wrote, expressing their excitement. Another added, “The moment when you’re watching @AbbottElemABC & realize that THAT’S CHESSY FROM THE PARENT TRAP!!! @LisaAnnWalter.”
Now, hopefully, this means that if “Abbott Elementary” is renewed, we’re not far off from a “Parent Trap” reunion episode. Maybe Lindsay Lohan is available to play one of Walter’s former students? Either way, we’re tuning in.