Lindsay Lohan refused career-comeback role in ‘The Hangover’

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Lindsay Lohan still thinks she’s clinging on to a shred of dignity. Enough “dignity” where she can turn down roles that would have put her career back in the “relevant” category. We’ve heard over and over again how she’s a workaholic and how she’s just looking for more roles to make her a big movie star. So why is it that when Lindsay was offered a role in the summer’s biggest comedy, she turned it down? A source close to the director of The Hangover, Todd Phillips, admitted that he offered Lindsay the role of the stripper Jade. After Lindsay turned it down, the role eventually went to Heather Graham. This is according to a report from US Weekly (story via Page Six):

LINDSAY Lohan passed up a chance at a career comeback. The hard-partying starlet turned down a role in the summer blockbuster “The Hangover,” according to Us Weekly, because she said the screenplay “had no potential.”

Todd Phillips, who directed the comedy, offered Lohan the role of Jade, a stripper played by Heather Graham.

One source told the magazine Lohan’s agent “tried hard to get Phillips to consider her,” but “Lindsay said she didn’t like the script.” Lohan’s rep didn’t return e-mails.

[From Page Six]

I have no idea if this is true, but it sounds true, doesn’t it? The Hangover filmed last fall, when Lindsay was very busy doing nothing. “Nothing” being “drugs and Sam Ronson”. My guess is that Lindsay really was offered the part, but turned it down not because she didn’t like the script or anything like that, but because the part she was offered wasn’t one of the leads. And yes, I really think Lohan is delusional enough to turn down scripts based on how big the part is. Trust me.

Lindsay is shown outside Samantha’s house on 7/7/09. The two were also spotted out at lunch together. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. BlueSkies says:

    no. it doesn’t add up with her TV guest shot she accepted. Dina spinning tales again.

  2. Bob Lawblaw says:

    She looked at a script that was titled “I Know Who Killed Me”, and thought that was a great idea, but “The Hangover”, no potential whatsoever.

    The equation of her failures is getting more and more basic.

  3. lisa says:

    I think it is really a bit sad about her.. Obviously this young woman is in big trouble. The thing that bothers me is all the people around her knows she has problems and no one is doing anything. If something happens the we will see the usual.. “I knew she was in trouble for years”.. just sad.. She needs some kind of help. She had real potential. I doubt anyone wants to work with her now.

  4. Shelly Shellz says:

    What a dumbass broad

  5. HEB says:

    She probably didn’t want to play a stripper either, thinking this movie would bomb and it’d be another “I know who killed me” monstrosity.

  6. ash says:

    eeeww can you picture the awkwardness of Ed Helms having to film kissing scenes with her. VOMIT

  7. Bodhi says:

    Just more proof that LL really doesn’t give a shit about her “career” anymore. She wants fame & fortune w/o working for it.

  8. San says:

    I’m glad that she wasn’t in the movie. I thought that The Hangover was hilarious and she would have ruined some of the scenes just being her. I thought that Heather was perfect. She was age-appropriate for the role and likeable – Lindsay isn’t!

  9. Eileen Yover says:

    I agree with Bodhi-typical celebrity who stopped maturing when she hit it famous and doesn’t want to work for a living. She’d rather sell diarrhea in a bottle and get paid to go to her own birthday party.

  10. Obvious says:

    I feel bad for her. She’d had a ton of potential at one point and is talented. But unfortunately her mother’s love for celebrity (among other things) rubbed off on her and now we have the wasted, cracked out mess you see today. what a waste.

  11. princess pee says:

    BlueSkies, I disagree. She took the guest spot on Ugly Betty because it WAS a profile-raiser. Ugly Betty was, at this time last year, one of the most popular shows on television; it is right up there with 30 Rock in terms of getting big name guests. Especially as it was a guest role and not a recurring character, I can see how she thought that would help with her career… I’d love to believe she turned down the Hangover because she didn’t want to play a stripper, but I really don’t think she has that kind of integrity.

  12. Dani says:

    I highly doubt this is true. I think everyone in the film industry doesn’t want Lohan, at all. Maybe, just maybe, the perfect role will come along, but I think Mean Girls was it. The end… until Lohan takes some serious acting lessons and most importantly, grows up.

    p.s. Those neon colored nails she sports sometimes–EGH! Some(few)times she looks good, but other times she looks like a washed up 90s chick (including those ridiculous belly shirts). Also, what is up with her carrying a Coca-Cola all of the time? Is it some sort of signal to coke dealers? She should drink some tea or juice, and seriously, get an acting coach, please.

  13. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    She truly does have shit for brains.

    She is another vile oxygen thief. Of no use to man nor beast.

  14. the original kate says:

    zoe – i agree…can she please go away now and take her orange fake tan skin with her?

  15. Chicken_Little says:

    To Princess Pee, you are right she doesn’t have any integrity, she already played a stripper in “I Know Who Killed Me.” But let’s know forget she has no class, tact, or brains for that matter.

  16. Anoneemouse says:

    She probably thought she would be “stereo-typed” if she played a stripper twice…lmao…after all, she DOES have her reputation to protect (rolling of eyes).