Jamie Lee Curtis Revealed She And Lindsay Lohan Have A Secret Text Code To Identify Each Other

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Dear readers, allow me to jog your memory about a certain 2003 Disney film called Freaky Friday.

Lindsay Lohan dressed in workwear and Jamie Lee Curtis playing the guitar in a promotional photo for the film
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An Oscar-worthy classic — in my humble (and correct) opinion — the fantasy-comedy sees mother-daughter duo Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Anna (Lindsay Lohan) switch bodies. The movie also features rock music, antics galore, and 2000s king Chad Michael Murray! What's not to love?!

Anna jumping in the air as she performs with her band
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Well, in a Friday interview with Yahoo Entertainment, the Halloween Kills star revealed that she and Lindsay still keep in touch. What's more — they have a secret text code to guard against scammers pretending to be each other.

Jamie smiles on the red carpet
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It all started with Justin Timberlake's lead single "Like I Love You," from his debut album Justified. (I'll pause here to let you soak in how extremely 2000s that previous sentence was.)

Juston performing onstage
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Jamie explained how the actors were trying to learn the lyrics while filming a scene. "Lindsay and I were doing a scene in a car and there was a lot of time in between takes," she said. "And there's a rap in the middle of that song by Clipse. She and I were trying to learn the words. And we were sitting there with a pad."

For those who don't know, Clipse is a hip-hop duo featuring rappers Pusha T and No Malice. 

For those who don't know, Clipse is a hip-hop duo featuring rappers Pusha T and No Malice.

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"We were writing them down, and then we would do the scene, and then we'd play the song and try to lip-synch the few words that we knew," she continued. "I'm telling you, we laughed. And that is my secret code with her. 'What was the song we were lip-synching to in the car?'"

Jamie and Lindsay after their character switched bodies
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At which point, I'm sitting here thinking, "No, Jamie, you gave away the code! Did Lindsay even authorize this?!" But, not to worry, there's a backup. "Now I’ve given it away," she added. "But I have another one."

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What song do you think the backup is? Perhaps TLC's "No Scrubs." Or maybe a Britney Spears track. Feel free to theorize in the comments below!

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