Lindsay Lohan: Being a celebrity is ‘something I never wanted’

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Here are some pics of Lindsay Lohan at the Goerge Bar in Mayfair over the weekend. It’s weird to me that she seems to have young female friends in England. I barely gave it a second thought that she’s at a bar though. She never stopped partying and I would imagine she’s got dealers and enablers all over London. There is definitely an element to this that is definitely “crackhead is crackie, has crack delusions, news at 6.” But what I find interesting is that Lindsay Lohan really has found some kind of weird legitimacy in London. While I know England breeds the same kind of lower-tier celebrity culture (like America), I’m amazed that someone at the BBC thought it was appropriate to sit down with Lindsay Lohan and ask for her thoughts on life, her career and celebrity culture.

Lindsay Lohan wants a do-over—and she wants to do it in London. Speaking to the BBC before she makes her West End debut in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow later this year, the movie star opens up about her troubled time in Hollywood and the next chapter in her career.

Performing in front of a live audience will be a new challenge for Lohan. “I think you go through phases in life and you hit this wall where you kind of want to do something new and experience something different,” the 28-year-old actress says, “and I think I just am in a place now where it’s the right time.”

Unlike her days on the set of Georgia Rule, Lohan is determined to behave professionally. Asked if she’ll miss any shows this fall, the actress says, “That’s not going to happen. That’s not in the cards. It’s not.”

Lohan knows she faces an uphill battle. “People have certain perceptions of me. For a long time, people looked at me as kind of a celebrity, which is something I never wanted…That’s not what I got into this industry for. I’ve been doing this since I was 3 years old and I’ve been on set since I was 6. People kind of forgot that, and I think now is a good time,” she says of her comeback. “And what better than to do it with the great people that I’m working with on stage in London…so that people can focus on the fact that I’m in this industry because I’m an actress and an artist and not just someone you take photos of?”

Lohan’s name became synonymous with partying, and her frequent legal troubles didn’t help matters.

“I don’t understand the crazy fascination with me because it kind of scares me. Even when I’m not doing anything, they create something that I’m doing. But I’m so numb to it at this point that it doesn’t affect me personally,” she says, “whereas in the past I think it did a little bit and I was out in L.A. on my own.”

In hindsight, would she do anything differently? “There are certain things that I would change—I’ve put myself in bad situations—but I don’t regret anything that’s happened because I wouldn’t be who I am today, I wouldn’t have learned the things that I know, I wouldn’t be here doing this right now,” she says. Today, Lohan keeps a “very small group of people” around her and says she’s “really big on feeling safe.”

Still, the Liz & Dick star is wary of the world. “I think my friends think I’m neurotic sometimes and I’m a little crazy, but I will hear a flash of an iPhone camera,” she says. “I’ll hear the shutter from a mile across the room or I’ll feel it. I’m so used to thinking like that and feeling almost paranoid sometimes.”

Though she eventually moved back to New York (as seen in her eight-episode OWN docu-series), Lohan is now considering become an ex-patriot. “I think I am making the move to come over here…I’ve noticed when I’m watching the news here and such, you guys have such a different outlook. In the U.S., starting at 5 p.m., it’s TMZ and all of these shows that are just talking about people’s personal lives that are in the industry. Here, I don’t notice any of that. It’s more news and politics and music,” she tells the BBC. “It feels really good to be able to turn on the TV and not see everything be about gossip.”

[From E! News]

She also gave her same-old talking point when she was asked about when she went off the rails, saying, “I never experienced going to college—I never went to university. I was living that out in the public eye.” She’s 28 years old. By now she’s done her BA in Coke Snorting, an MFA in Boozehounding and a PHD in Crack Delusions & Shenanigans.

As for the rest of the interview… how many times are we going to do this? “Of course I’ve learned my lesson, I fell in with a bad crowd, I was never as bad as they said, gossip is so toxic, my mom keeps me straight, I’m better now, I’m clean now, I’ll never mess up again, when I messed up it wasn’t my fault, I’m a private person, I’m sober now, I hate being photographed…”

PS… Yes, she looks pregnant in these pics. Ugh.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Pacific Coast News.

 

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    “I think you go through phases in life and you hit this wall where you kind of want to do something new and experience something different, and I think I just am in a place now where it’s the right time.”

    How many times have we heard this same bullshit refrain from her?
    I swear, she was spewing the same crap before her tragic Liz & Dick Lifetime special.

    • Izzy says:

      I almost feel bad that I want her to hit a literal wall instead of the proverbial one.

      Almost feel bad. Not quite.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      IKR Maybe lies don’t travel across the pond? We’ve heard all this 10,000 times and realize she will never change. But she has found a whole new country to exploit! She must love the celebrity she never wanted LOL

    • Jen says:

      Translation:

      “I think you go through phases in life and you hit this wall, where your landlord finally kicks you out for not paying rent and nobody will hire you and your drug dealer refuses to deliver your order, you know, because you have no money and you know, the whole “I’m a star” storyline isn’t getting you Johns like it used to and you have to move somewhere else and start over again because you’ve burned all your bridges and the law is looking for your ass.. that’s just where I’m at right now.”

    • ParisPucker says:

      “She’s 28 years old. By now she’s done her BA in Coke Snorting, an MFA in Boozehounding and a PHD in Crack Delusions & Shenanigans.” LOOOOL!!! Nail-on-the-head. You have to hand it to her though, *somehow* she still manages to gain ink in the press, sustaining the illusion that she’s relevant. Just when you think she’ll finally fade away where she’ll spare the masses from her (I can’t even think of a name to assign it), she *somehow* comes back like a bad cockroach. Who else has managed to do that?? And this is what must go off in her head: “if they’re still talking about me, taking photos of me and interviewing me – then I’m as fabulous as I think I am to be.” It’s just baffling, frankly.

  2. HappyMom says:

    Blah blah blah. She never changes her tune.

  3. Izzy says:

    B!tch, please.

    Also, “By now she’s done her BA in Coke Snorting, an MFA in Boozehounding and a PHD in Crack Delusions & Shenanigans.” BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

  4. Annie says:

    She looks so rough and old and she’s not even 30.

    She has never stopped being deluded has she? There is nothing fascinating about her. Even as a trainwreck she’s not exciting to watch anymore. There are better trainwrecks, socialites, and of course, actresses. In every sense she’s boring and so over now. What fascination?

  5. Tracy says:

    Wow. She totally looks pregnant in that first pic. Let us all hope it is just a whole lot of bloat.

  6. Addison DeWitt says:

    I think this is going to have to be a case of actions speak louder than words before anyone believes her. I actually like Lindsay’s movies and wish her best.

  7. Green Is Good says:

    “MFA in booze hounding”. Gold!

  8. Chichai says:

    Well Lindsay if you never wanted to be a celebrity, then you should change your career and live your life out of the public eye. It’s that simple…but I realize she’s too cracked out of her mind thinking the world owes her for such a “hard” life that she cannot fathom living outside of the proverbial Hollywood bubble she allegedly hates.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Just like all she sees at 5pm is TMZ, excuse me Linds, change the channel nobody has to watch that crap, I never do, it’s easy to avoid. Maybe she’s confounded by the remote control. As if the UK isn’t home to some of the most vicious tabloids on the planet, check your delusions at the border please, they’ll be dining on you if you do dare to tread the boards. I’ll believe it when I see proof of it, I wonder what the odds on her in London right now, I wonder if the bookies are already taking bets on her making opening night. I imagine they’re just betting on if she turns up for rehearsal so far.

  9. OhDear says:

    IMO, she looks good for her in these pictures. As for the interview, she’s shown time and time again that she doesn’t want to do the work to become well. To be fair, it’s extremely difficult (at this point, she’s in so deep that she’d have to literally (heh) cut off everyone in her life). But she’s talking a lot without doing any (figurative) walking.

    Also, minor quibble on E News’ spelling: it’s expatriate, not ex-patriot.

  10. Sixer says:

    I know. I know. I KNOW. What is going on? Auntie Beeb has lost the plot.

    Honestly, I turned on the TV on Sunday morning for Andrew Marr – a serious news/politics interview show of middle-to-almost-highbrow standing here in the UK. He gets all the heavyweight politicos and there’s usually a middle-to-almost-highbrow arts section. This week, Will Gompertz, the BBC ARTS EDITOR, for heavens sakes, was interviewing Lindsay Lohan.

    It quite put me off my scrambled eggs.

  11. Mia4S says:

    Forgive me if I don’t bet my retirement savings, or even my lunch money on her making a full schedule.

    It’s hilarious how she tries to paint London as having no tabloid culture. Hahaha! Oh Cracken, so far they just don’t care enough. You are minor leagues in London.

  12. Faye says:

    “In the U.S., starting at 5 p.m.. . .”

    Or, as Lindsay calls it, early morning.

    This crackhead. Please.

  13. Allie says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t believe one actor/actress/musician didn’t want to be famous when they got into the industry. At some point in their lives, they wanted the media attention, the freebies, the money that celebrity lifestyles give out. They might change their tune as they get older, but child, please. You wanted it, otherwise you wouldnt have gone to Hollywood.

    • Katija says:

      Yes, and if she had such a boner for college life, she could have done what Emma Watson or Natalie Portman did and taken a break, enrolled in some Ivy or notorious party school, and then returned and been the alternate universe Oscar winner that she keeps thinking she might become. (FYI I have a coworker who was at Harvard when Natalie Portman was there. He said that Natalie Portman used to use fake IDs to get into bars. Everyone knew it was bleeping Natalie Portman, but she was under the impression that she was being slick. So random, but had to mention. That makes me love her more for some reason.)

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      To be fair she did start in the business at three, that is not really an age where we are known for making good lifetime choices. She was shoe-horned into this far too early to have ever had any choice regarding her level of fame. There was also no way to predict the 24 media cycle and the monster that must be fed photos constantly. Her “celebrity” no longer comes for her career though and I agree she could leave it for a lower profile life but she has zero life skills, so I don’t think she can change.

      • BobbieFisher says:

        Lohan has said herself that she enjoys people taking her picture, she wanted to be famous like B. Spears – in fact she called Spears her idol. She idolizes the most famous retro star – M. Monroe, please – this woman lies so much, and at every opportunity, and with so much spin – it makes my stomach hurt. She knew at a very young age, and in her teens, and her adulthood – that she wanted celebrity – she has called the paps herself and received money from them for her photos – she now has moved to THE most pap infested territory on the planet – London – and says she doesn’t want her photo taken – what a load of crap. She most certainly doesn’t want her photo taken when she is in a bikini now – because that alcohol bloat is now so outrageous she’s finally embarrassed about something. God – I can’t believe that stomach! It’s freakin’ HUGE! It’s all about the booze now.

  14. kcarp says:

    Lindsay= William’s and Kate’s surrogate.

  15. Hannah says:

    What I would say is how come nigella Lawson has a hard time getting into the us? While lohan evidently has no problems getting into the uk? Until now lohan appears to have been doing nothing in the uk bar going to the chiltern. Lawson had a legit job to do in the us and still got stopped at customs.

  16. JenniferJustice says:

    Um…Linsday, We have regular news channels in the U.S. – NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, etc. None of them cover tabloid gossip. If you’re seeing TMZ, it’s because you stopped on the E! Channel…specifically created for tabloid gossip. I’m pretty sure they have gossip channels in the UK as well but you’ve only watched the real news channels so far.

  17. shelley says:

    She’s said all of this a million times before, but she does seem to be doing better over in London. She hasn’t looked nearly as strung out, and she hasn’t gotten in to any trouble. That’s a first in a really long time. I do think that when she was in her late teens and early 20s that she most definitely wanted to be a celebrity. She courted all of that attention back then. She may feel differently now, given all of the bad publicity she’s gotten. She does seem to be trying to keep a lower profile.

  18. whatevs says:

    I never went to college or a university either and while I never lived my life in the public eye as she says, I was able to avoid being arrested for drugs, being arrested for alcohol, I did not chase anyone down in a car and blame the black guy, I never ran over someone in a parking lot, I never hit anyone’s baby in a baby stroller, I never called my Dad because my Mom owed me money and was never recorded talking about my Mom being on coke. I know there is tons more she has done that I haven’t while not going to college or a university. So not sure why that is an excuse in her mind. She isn’t the only one that never went to college or a university! Ugh I do not like this process of work! 😒

  19. bettyrose says:

    LiLo and Princess Kate can go to London lamaze class together.

  20. QQ says:

    neither did we Lindsay, Neiter did we

  21. yennefer says:

    Every time I see the words “Lindsay Lohan” I read it with the Epic Movie Trailer Voice from ScreenJunkies’ Honest Trailers and imagine Gollum at the same time.

    Someone would have to cut me off the internet one of these days.

  22. msw says:

    Of course she wants to be a celebrity. She just doesn’t want to deal with the constant embarrassment she brings to herself. Having her cake and eating it too. Even still, I suspect she has a live/hate relationship with negative attention and prefers infamy over anonymity.

  23. littlestar says:

    Yep, she’s 28, she should have stopped using the “I never went to college card” YEARS ago. And I’m going to wager a guess that the vast majority of people who went to university or college were not cracked out messes like she was. They were there to, oh you know, STUDY AND LEARN TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES. I went to university from ages 21-24, I did not party like crazy and I did not do drugs. I was going to school and working full-time >:|. No time, need, or energy to be a cracked out mess.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Yeah, the people I knew in university who partied that hard went on a “Dean’s vacation” after the first semester and either never came back or came back sooooper-serious about their studies.

      Nothing focuses the mind like consequences.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      First time I went to college, I partied too much and dropped out. The second time I went to college, I got my degree. I was unfocused out of high school and back then you had to get passing grades to stay in university, unlike nowadays, BTW, now they just lower the academic standard to push more people through the mill.

  24. Bread and Circuses says:

    Bull-pucky she didn’t want fame.

    Attention is her oxygen. There is NOTHING she wants more.

  25. serena says:

    Yep she looks pregnant but I’m sure that is a coke-alcohol-belly.

  26. Ari says:

    I am sorry I really think she looks 100x better over there for some reason call me crazy!!!

  27. A Fan says:

    Delusions of grandeur are a requirement for celebri-trash.

    [*As are delusions, period.*]

  28. GIRLFACE says:

    It is really unfortunate she still thinks her career is salvageable and that people in the US or overseas will forget all her crackery. She really looks rough and I don’t know why she doesn’t just try to get a normal job and go to real college instead of the school of Witchcrack and Bitchery.

  29. Lydia says:

    I hope she does move over there. Keep her, London.

  30. WendyNerd says:

    Suuuuuure, Cracken, and that’s why you’ve done the following:

    1) Signed on for numerous fashion campaigns
    2) Frequented numerous Papparazzi-frequented hotspots in New York/LA/London like Hyde, Spider, The Chateau Marmont, etc
    3) Hung out with people like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Terry Richardson for absolutely no reason other than to have your picture taken
    4) Appeared in a reality show
    5) Put your name to numerous products, including but not limited to Energy Drinks, self-tanners, a clothing line, and a fucking DOLL made in your image.

    Because you’d NEVER want to be a celebrity. Never ever. Nuh-uh.

    Also, stop whining about not going to college. No one kept you from going to college. You could have gone if you wanted to, but didn’t. TONS of people never went to college and still managed to become functional adults. Some people are barred from attending college because of things like lack of opportunity, finances, or (in my case for a couple of years) serious illness. There are young women all over the world who have to endure beatings, awful travel conditions, abuse, mutilation, early marriage, social scorn, back-breaking labor, illness, injury, and threats to their lives just to make it to the tenth grade. You never went to college even though you had every chance available to you because you CHOSE not to go. SO STFU.

  31. Realist says:

    I hope one day she gets her life together. In the meantime, I think she’s a lying drug addict.

  32. Mindy says:

    Sad thing is that a truly famous person cannot go anywhere. Take Brad and Angie they rarely leave their house anymore. They can’t. The truth is that once the paps want your pictures no matter what you do they follow you. unfortunately Lindsey falls into this same category. Crazy but true. I actually do feel sorry for her.

  33. mazomazohyst says:

    I don’t think she’s lying about wanting to change, but I think she lacks the support system she needs to go through with it. Until she moves back to America and gets her whole family (her included) into rehab and family therapy, nothing’s going to change. The Lohans are one of the most dysfunctional family I’ve ever seen. They’re right up there with the Kartrashians. Nothing but cesspools of greed, narcissism, addiction and co-dependency.

    I hope Oprah is ashamed of trying to cash in by exploiting this trainwreck. Serves her right that it came back to bite her in the ass. :)

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