“We’re like twins!” exclaimed Lindsay Lohan as the character of Annie in the Christopher Nolan epic, The Parent Trap, released in IMAX in 1998.
The amazing fact is that the film did star twins! With Lindsay Lohan playing Annie, and her identical sister in real life playing Hallie, also her identical sister in the film, the twins rocked the screens with a raucous comedy.
However, while that film rocketed one sister to brief success (followed by all sorts of nonsense), one sister has bemoaned being far from the limelight.
Edith Lohan, now 32, runs a small-time lawnmowing business in California.
The Obiter caught up with her when we all went over for a trip that, for tax purposes, was definitely a business trip.
‘Yeah well it’s alright, Lindso gets all the fun,’ shouted Edith over the roar of her aged Ryobi 4-stroke petrol mower in the sunny fields.
‘We still catch up a lot and reminisce about how far Nolan pushed us physically and emotionally to complete that epic. It didn’t really result in much for me though, they seemed to think Lindsay Lohan was better looking for film.’
The sole difference between the two is that Edith has a small birthmark in the shape of a spiral on her hand, otherwise known as a gedwëy ignasia.
‘Yeah I was the first choice for Mean Girls, but then BOOM I lift my hand and then the director (Wes Anderson) said no no no, we want the Loh. Lindsay Loh. Han.’
Between lawnmowing, Edith Lohan has done some voice-over work, notably as the voice of Herbie in Herbie 5: Herbie Solves The Israel-Palestine Crisis With A Two-Stroke Engine And A Two-State Solution.
The sound of the mower lowers as she pulls back on the throttle. At least, it seems, Edith is happy.
Some to come.