This prompted Panos to step in as her Greek guide and make it his responsibility to protect Lindsay at all costs. “I was like, ‘Just relax, I’m going to take care of you and everything’s going to be fine’,” he says he told her. Which, understandably, made the Mean Girls star warm up to him and ultimately consider him one of her close friends.
“Then we started talking about everything, everything, everything,” Panos explains. “She opened herself to me and then I saw the real Lindsay … She’s a sweetheart, she’s vulnerable in every situation, she’s kind, she’d generous, but sometimes she’s difficult.” More on her quirks later. Panos continued, “She’s part of my family now, we’re making everything right now, everything.”
He’s even had a hand in influencing her ever-changing accents.
You know exactly the accent I’m talking about, the one Lindsay’s now added to her famously creaky register. It sounds very I’m-trying-to-be-foreign-but-no-country-in-the-world-talks-like-this, sort of a mix of Middle Eastern and British flourishings added to a mostly American vernacular.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Parent Trap actress disclosed the reason why she sounds so… funny. She chalks it up mostly to traveling all the time, but also gives some credit to her new sidekick, Panos. “Well, I think it’s because actresses even, I think when I’m around certain dialects it changes each time — Panos even — and you just pick things up along the way,” she said at the time.