Lindsay Lohan’s goals: ‘To work with Martin Scorsese. Work with Spielberg’

Lindsay Lohan is all smiles as she arrives for the Magic Hour rooftop party.

Lindsay Lohan’s MTV reality show, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, debuted last night. It didn’t feel like she really did that much advanced promotion for it, as she was only seen out and about on the day the show premiered, and that’s when most of her interviews dropped too. What I’m enjoying about this haphazard-seeming promotion is that… no one seems to be whitewashing Lindsay or pretending that everything is just fine with her. She sat down for an interview with Variety, and in the lead-up to the interview, Variety noted that “Her last theatrical movie, “The Canyons,” came out six years ago, and even independent directors stopped casting her because she wouldn’t show up to set.” Variety also notes that “One sign of how many bridges she’s burned: Several of her former colleagues declined to be interviewed about what it was like to work with her.” Ouch. This comeback is rocky AF. You can read the full interview here. Some highlights:

She was thrilled the first time she saw herself in a tabloid: “The first time I was in a tabloid. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I feel like Britney Spears!’ because she was in a tabloid and I felt cool. Little did I know what would happen from there.”

Why does she think people refuse to hire her: “I think there’s a misconception that people still have about me, and I think it’s unfortunate. Hopefully, this will change people’s perception once and for all.

Her mistakes were so long ago, you guys: “Ten years ago. I just don’t want to seem like a martyr. But it’s in the past. I always say to people, “You do realize that was over 10 years ago?” But it was definitely unfair and unjust at certain times, especially as a girl. I worked at the morgue…. I’ve been through the ringer. It was horrible. But from those things, I became a lot stronger.

Whether there is a “Disney curse”:
“I don’t feel cursed… It was different then. There was less protection. So maybe that was the struggle. People know you so young and people are chasing you, and then instead of going to college, you have a month or two months off and you want to go to a club and that’s “bad.” I don’t think there’s any curse with Disney. That’s just a dark thing to say. If anything, it was a blessing, because we’re all still here.

What Hollywood needs to do to bring about equality: “Stop giving me s—! Stop rehashing my past for no reason, because everything is different now.”

Whether she misses living in America: “Yeah, of course. I miss seeing my family. But my brother comes out every other month, and my sister is coming back with me. My mom came to Mykonos, but she didn’t want to be there when I was filming. We make time to see each other, and I talk to them every day when I’m in Dubai at odd hours whenever they call.

Her career goals: “To work with Martin Scorsese. Work with Spielberg. I don’t know. I think goals are limitless, and there’s always going to be something new that I want to do. I just want to make people happy, and I want to stay happy.

Whether she considers herself a feminist: “I’m just Lindsay Lohan. Whatever that is.

[From Variety]

Prepare yourselves, because I’m about to give Lindsay credit for something: I appreciate that she’s not trying to build a comeback for herself with a narrative of “I was victimized and bullied.” Lindsay really isn’t anyone’s victim, that’s not how she sees herself or defines herself. No, her comeback is built on “it happened a decade ago!” Spoiler: a lot of that stuff happened more recently than a decade ago. The multiple trials and rehab stays and court proceedings and crack shenanigans were still happening in 2011, 2012, 2013, etc. Also: I laughed so hard at her answer about equality in Hollywood. Yes, the only thing keeping women from being equal in Hollywood is “people giving Lindsay sh-t for her past.”

Lindsay Lohan at the GMA studios

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, WENN.

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  1. Meowuirose says:

    Ohh sweetie no. That ship has sailed..if it ever even came into port that is. Yikes, still the delusional mess I see.

    • Fluffy says:

      Actually, that ship has sunk.

    • Erinn says:

      SO delusional it’s actually scary.

      I really enjoyed the “I worked at the morgue…. I’ve been through the ringer.”

      No … you were court ordered to show up and be a janitor twice a week for 120 hours for drunk driving and stealing a necklace… where she lied that she’d handled Whitney Houston’s body. Beyond that – she’d wasted the first 6 months of her probation not doing more than a few of her 360 hours at a women’s center and not actually showing up to the coroners office at all which resulted in a violated probation.

      This woman is insane.

      • Kitten says:

        But she doesn’t “want to seem like a martyr.”

        She is a narcissist, through and through.

      • Kebbie says:

        I don’t even understand what she was trying to say with the martyr comment. It makes no sense. Martyr for what?

      • ernie says:

        Thank you. Outside of her being utterly delusional, people seem to forget what an irredeemable jerk face she’s been. Alas, as long as she keeps a teeny tiny platform, she’ll think she’s relevant.

    • kellybean says:

      Agreed. Definitely cringe worthy. I always thought the widespread belief that she is so talented and had so much potential was overhyped. She was cute and gave a good performance in Parent Trap. I’m probably the anomaly for my generation in that I never really got the big deal over Mean Girls and think her accolades for it was exaggerated. Scorsese seems like he always would have been way out of her league.

      That being said, I always wish someone recovery and hope she is and remains sober. Hopefully some self awareness and humility will come with that. I also recorded her show and most likely will,shamefully, being watching that this weekend.

      • Meghan says:

        @Kellybean

        I’m not an actress so I have absolutely no idea how hard it is but I feel like she always hinged everything on her playing TWO parts in Parent Trap. I feel like i saw an interview somewhere where she thought she deserved an Oscar for that.

      • Alissa says:

        I love Mean Girls but never understood all the love for her acting in it – I think she’s surrounded by talented actors and that’s it. she was really good in Parent Trap though.

      • petee says:

        I am sorry that girl is far from sober.

      • Raina says:

        Two things: I, also, couldn’t understand the huge brouhaha regarding Mean girls. I actually watched with an open mind. As far as I’m concerned, I saw far better movies in the 80s with the same theme and better acting…as acting in one of these type of movies go. I think I saw “Just one of the guys”…(mid-80s, haven’t seen it in forever) and liked it much more. That one stands out. Mean girls seemed like it came at the exact right time to the exact right audience and people tried to enjoy it more than it was actually enjoyable. That’s just me.
        Secondly, I, too, will root for anyone’s sobriety
        If it’s legit; More power to you and Blessings!!

        Begrudgingly, a friend asked me to watch the show with her. I sort of wanted to avoid this one, had a feeling it’s not my cup of tea.
        Suffice it to say, my friend said it had SOME potential, should not be an hour long and shouldn’t focus on Lohan as much as her partner.
        To be fair, I think she’s “trying ” but she broke 2 cardinal reality t.v. show rules; She’s not entertaining and she’s fake. She had nothing to offer the show and it makes her look desperate…like someone playing dress-up as a business woman on Halloween.
        She lies, she hides, she’s bitter, she’s narcissistic and kind of delusional.
        I guarantee she was just supposed to be the “name” and did not put any money in.
        She’s like an aging hustler/grifter acting like a boss and putting up a front from years of allowing to carry on as a reckless, selfish child which did her no favors.
        Europe probably is more money for her; I doubt anyone in the U.S. would fund this or her.
        The only way I believe she can save this thing, if entertainment industry is still the way she wants to go, is drop the act. Be a bitch if you’re a bitch, tell the truth, let them see you sweat, go all the way, acknowledge the mess you were and dgaf.
        She doesn’t have it in her. She’s playing the wrong role. Her brand shouldn’t be: Lindsay Lohan, business woman. It should be: Lindsay Lohan, I’m still a narcissistic azzhole, so what.
        People would watch that.
        Anyway, C for effort.
        F for delivery.
        And, LOL on your Brand ambassadors. Fire half of them. Get characters, real personalities.
        Lastly, the only time I genuinely let out a large, possible peed myself guffaw was when Lohan was horrified upon seeing her employees (with an alcohol fueled house) drinking and dressed provocatively near the pool.
        Ummm….Sister Lohan seemed quite outraged that these young people who party for a living were acting out. I’m pretty sure that partying is literally the only valid thing on her resumee in decade(s)

        Hypocrite much?

    • CA Family Code says:

      That is sooooo funny. My thoughts exactly! Except I was thinking, “Lindsay missed the clue bus sooooo long ago. She never ever caught that clue bus.”

    • Famika says:

      She totally messed up any chance at a serious acting career as an a grown up.

      I think only thing that can help her is to retreat for years off the party scene, stay out of press, stop messing with her face and MAYBE she will get a chance at a role somewhere down the line in her late 30′s or 40 like Micki Roarke who got the Wrestler film. But that’s ONLY if some serious director wants to take a chance on her , which right now I can’t see at all,

  2. Maya says:

    Yeah not going to happen sweety…

    • Char says:

      …but wouldn’t be fun if it happened!

      • Bettyrose says:

        Reality show: Spielberg directing his next blockbuster sweeping tale of hardships and joy, while cracked out former disney starlet cast in minor role holds up production with vodka soaked tantrums.

  3. Melissa says:

    She’s a trainwreck

  4. Swack says:

    Bless her little heart. Reality tv is not going to get her to work with Spielberg or Scorsese, not to mention her work ethic. How much does she really do for her new show? How often does she have to show up and how often does she show up on time or at all? She looks hard for her age.

  5. SM says:

    With that face she can aim as high as being a Joker in one of Zac Snyder’s mess of a movies.

  6. Sash says:

    Holy delusion.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I liked what she said about the Disney curse, but the girl’s got stop blowing kisses like she’s Monroe.

    • Mika says:

      Ugh, I hate it when actresses do that at events. Just stop!

    • kellybean says:

      The kisses are not a good look but I find it slightly less embarrassing and I unattractive than the finger in the mouth, lip pulling thing she did for about ten years in every photo shoot.

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, she’s been out of the country for too long. Nobody does that anymore. Or the duck face really – except the Klan, because they are stuck with their duck lips.

  8. Maaite says:

    I watched the trailer and wondered if this was all some big prank. She’s trying to come off as Lisa Vanderpump but instead comes off as someone who really shouldn’t be in front of a camera. I feel bad because I forsee this being another source of ridicule for her. I do hope I’m wrong for her sake.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    What Hollywood needs to do to bring about equality: “Stop giving me s—! Stop rehashing my past for no reason, because everything is different now.”

    Sounds like someone doesn’t understand that the question wasn’t about her, but her canned answer for every question was going to be some variation on “New year, new me!”.

    What a trashbag – yes, let’s just stop talking about how you blamed your mess on a black kid, how many times you lied in court, how you refused to accept responsibility for anything you’ve ever done and how you’ve always been able to walk away without consequence because you’re a white woman (who refuses to stand up for other women), who would willingly try to ingratiate herself with dictators (and wannabe dictators) in order for press, who literally tried to ABDUCT A CHILD and then tossed out a casual explanation like it wasn’t a big deal etc, etc etc.

    She hasn’t changed AT ALL and it is only a matter of time before she screws up this latest undeserved second chance.

    • Hmmm says:

      Oh yeah. I forgot she tried to kidnap a kid and that wasn’t that long ago.

    • lucy2 says:

      Thank you – her numerous actions like that over the years have prevented me from having much sympathy.

      I honestly don’t think she is capable of change. I hate to say that about someone, but she’s had a million second chances, and ruins them all. She had a lot of high powered people (Oprah!) who tried to help, and she burned all those bridges.

      • Puravidacostarica says:

        People like Lindsay remind me of the line from “Better Call Saul”:

        He has a good heart. It’s just he can’t help himself. And everyone’s left picking up the pieces.

        Applies to a lot of addicts and alcoholics who like to remind the rest of us that they have “good hearts”. They were victimized at a very young age, never got proper support or validation for being victimized when it was occurring, and now spend the rest of their lives mired in victimhood and martyrdom. Seems like a horrible, never ending cycle of pain, abuse, consequences, pain, abuse, consequences….

  10. SuperStef says:

    Doesn’t sound like she’s changed at all, she’s just been on hiatus! She was never the sharpest tool in the shed and her response to a question about Hollywood equality proves it. I’ve always found her to be a clueless narcisist and I think everyone got tired of her drama and entitled work ethic.

    “This comeback is rough AF” sums it up nicely.

    Buckle up and pass the popcorn as history will likely repeat itself with “Lindsey in her 30′s” version of Lohan antics!

  11. YesImHere says:

    Her ego and entitlement is a thing to behold.

  12. Mia4s says:

    Ten years ago? Didn’t she try to steal a refugee child from a street corner and get punched by the mother a few months ago? Wait….she was SOBER when she did that?! Good lord.

    The Spielberg or Scorsese answer is telling. Probably the two most famous name directors in the world (might have been more up to date if she added Nolan), so it tells me she doesn’t have any serious or genuine goals. That’s a pat answer. She’s just tossing out the obvious. She has no plan.

    Or in fairness since we know the chances of her getting back to top level movies and prestige television is zero maybe she’s self-aware enough t…HAHAHAHA! Lohan self aware?! I can’t finish that thought.

  13. Hmmm says:

    I thought MTV gave her a pretend club but I guess she opened it 5 years ago? I’m not sure what to think of her yet. On one hand she still seems to be blaming other people for being mad at her for clubbing -lol- and on the other she seems more grown up and mature. Not sure about her. Also what is she doing in Dubai ?

    • Kitten says:

      “grown-up and mature”? Nah. I don’t see it. She hasn’t changed one iota.

      • Hmm says:

        Yeah, I was watching her interview after her reality show last night and she seemed slightly different, but I forgot about the kidnapping thing. She’s still a mess.

      • MC2 says:

        I think the only thing that has matured & grown up is her ability to *try* and hide her issues. She is a mess but seems more calculated now and just plain mean. I’m betting she’s hurt a lot of people the past few years, it’s been abroad so we didn’t hear about it and the quiet is not that she’s changed. The video of her trying to nab that kid is current and was indicative of a very sick & entitled person.

    • CairinaCat says:

      What is she doing in Dubai? Hooking
      And helping set up Ali in her hooking career.

    • noodle says:

      just reading that she goes to dubai cancels her in my books 100X. why would anyone go to dubai ffs?!?! princess latifa anyone?!

  14. Talie says:

    She doesn’t want to play ball. She was doing interviews on Sirius and Jenny McCarthy and Andy Cohen were working their tails off to get her to give something. She just wants to pretend the world has collective amnesia because she has been so successful at deluding herself.

  15. RBC says:

    Did anyone raise an eyebrow at this line? “ when I am in Dubai at odd hours”
    Lindsay certainly spends a lot of time in Dubai…
    As for working with Spielberg or Scorsese, I bet they have instructed their staff to tell Lindsay they are out of the office or busy if she calls

    • Maaite says:

      Yes, definitely! I associate Dubai with celebs’ high roller ‘partying’. As a recovering alcoholic I can spot one of my own from a mile away. And to be the boss of a boozy island club…girl, you’re playing with fire and you aren’t fooling anyone.

    • Starkiller says:

      All she likely meant by that is that US east coast time is 9 hours behind Dubai time. Her gormless family probably never bother to do the maths and end up calling in what would be the middle of the night for her.

      • Swack says:

        They don’t even have to do the math. My phone’s clock app has a world clock option that let’s you know what time it is anywhere in the world. Used it many times.

  16. jammypants says:

    That homeless family incident where she was suspected of trafficking behavior was last year…the past my ass.

  17. Notyouraveragehousewife says:

    She can scream about issues she had 10 years ago but it was only several months ago that she tried to kidnap innocent children from their parents in a dangerous country then got punched in the face for it (rightfully so imo). She is so delusional. Do we truly think she runs “her” resort? Puhleaze! She has no clue how to run a successful business of that magnitude. She couldn’t even manage a grocery store!

  18. Chaine says:

    It’s so sad, at one point she had real potential. Imagine Mean Girls Lindsay grown up and in for example Emma Stone’s role in The Favourite. I think the best she can hope for at this point is a cameo as herself in Zoolander part 4.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I mean, we’ll never know, but the idea that Emma Stone stepped into Lindsay’s shoes seems unfair to Emma Stone, who even as a teen actor had already quirk and sassiness all her own.

  19. HK9 says:

    We know who you want to work with honey, they don’t want to work with you. Next case!

  20. CharliePenn says:

    I wish she would just own it… “stability has never come easily to me and it still doesn’t. I know I’ve burned bridges… I like a certain wild lifestyle and I’m not going to change that. Tune in to see the life I’ve made for myself, based on my love of booze, drama, and nightlife”.
    That’s what she should say hahaha OWN IT LINDSAY. We’ve only got one life, she’s out here living hers the way she wants to but she will never just admit it and embrace the crazy.

  21. Originaltessa says:

    If she ever wants to act again, she needs to humble herself completely. Start with a Lifetime movie. If that goes well, perhaps a guest spot on SVU. Spielberg and Scorsese? She’s delusional.

  22. Mrs. Peel says:

    Yikes – that photo of her at the top of the article is hurting my eyes immensely.

    • Katy says:

      I know!!! And I can’t believe she still does that stupid “blow fish” kiss face when getting her picture taken. It makes me vomit in my mouth.

  23. Shutterbug says:

    I mean, she’s delusional, sure, and her career as a Hollywood actress is almost definitely over (never say never!) but I can’t help root for Lilo. With the parents she had she just never had a chance. Then there’s the fact that a lot of young actors are ruined by the cesspit that is Hollywood. Not many emerge unscathed. Some dont make it out alive. least she’s still around. I root for her to survive.

    • Aren says:

      I was rooting for her because Lindsay’s mom clearly abused her, but then she talked about adopting a russian boy, then tried to snatch away a child from their parents, then the rumours that her club is used for illegal activities.
      I gave up.

    • Veronica says:

      Having trash parents makes the road to a better life difficult, but it’s not impossible to strike out on your own. Lohan was repeatedly given chances by all sorts of people. She threw them away. She’s not a child anymore. By your thirties, you’re more than responsible enough for your decisions. At some point in adulthood, you have to stop blaming your past and start looking at your own choices and their repercussions. That’s probably the most essential aspect of being an adult.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “With the parents she had she just never had a chance.”

      I totally disagree. Everyone has a chance to learn from their experience and make better choices. Lindsey is no longer a child. She’s responsible for her own actions.

  24. Jerusha says:

    It’s good having goals, but the great Chinese actor, Tony Leung, wants to work with Scorsese too, and that hasn’t hapoened yet, so dream on.

  25. KBeth says:

    I cant help but pity her, she’s so delusional. Frankly I’m surprised she’s still alive.

  26. Qwkennedy says:

    10 years ago??? Didn’t you just assault a homeless family while you bombed out of your skull just a couple months ago???

  27. Diana says:

    It’s so sad to watch the choices she’s made for herself. Lindsay was once a rising star with a huge movie career ahead of her. And she was gorgeous to boot. The toll that drugs and alcohol does to a person is crazy. Hard to believe she is only 32?!

    • Christin says:

      Mean Girls was aired right before her show’s premiere, and that further highlighted that fact. From fresh-faced and charismatic to hardened and dulled, in 15 years.

  28. hogtowngooner says:

    Ugh she’s so delusional. She was fine in Mean Girls but I think it’s telling that the memes that came out of that movie were from pretty much every other character but hers. Not that she didn’t have any talent, but I would say she had more screen presence than talent.

    No one wants to work with her because she’s unprofessional and ungrateful. She shows up late (if she deigns to show up at all), she doesn’t prepare for the role, throws fits about wardrobe, She also hasn’t bothered to build her acting skills, but still thinks she should be able to stroll onto any set and be adored. I know her parents are messy idiots and that really sucks, but she’s a grown-ass woman who still doesn’t accept any responsibility for throwing her career away.

    • Knitter says:

      She really did have charm and screen presence in Mean Girls. When I finally got around to seeing the film after knowing about Lindsay only from the tabloids, I was surprised by how smart and watchable she was onscreen. To me, it certainly seemed that she had talent.

  29. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    I feel for Lindsay, because (like other commenters said) she never had a chance given her parents and their antics. She has a brain that is basically fried at this point. She has jacked up her face in such an unfortunate way. And, most importantly, ruined her reputation in an irreparable way. My only hope for her is that she is able to think clearly enough to stay alive and make healthy choices for herself moving forward. She needs to abstain from substances the rest of her life in order to stand a chance. And I sincerely hope she’s not allowing anyone to use her physically, financially etc. She needs a legit sober coach/͏Li͏f͏e coach, but only she will be as healthy as she pushes herself to be and this toxic party environment is the very last thing someone like her needs to be involved with.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The concern would be better spent on people around Lindsey, who are more likely to be victimized by her. She steals from people. She stole someone’s car to chase her assistant (and ran over a guys foot in the process) while high on coke. She’s hit baby strollers in crosswalks. She’s tried to take babies from their mothers in foreign countries.

      SHE is the one who is toxic. I hope the employees at her club get paid and aren’t abused.

  30. kellybean says:

    @Meghan,
    Very true. Nothing was exactly a demanding role and the Liz Taylor film was just an embarrassment.

  31. Ann says:

    One night last year I was watching E! news and they were talking about Lohan. They kept showing all her mug shots and had a list of all of the Lindsay’s various crimes over the years. Jason Kennedy even said something to the effect of them bring up all her old issues every single time they have a story about her, in a very smug way. I found it really rude and unnecessary. In that sense, I kind of see what she’s saying about leaving stuff in the past. I also think she’s a raging ahole and should never have a platform again, but what did E! have to gain by Jason Kennedy being so rude? Just ignore her!

  32. sommolierlady says:

    Her face looks like Betty Davis as Baby Jane. Scary.
    Still a narcissistic a-hole.

  33. Dani says:

    Sure, Jan.

  34. jay says:

    Jesus I thought the thumbnail was of some 60 year old Manhattan socialite. The combination of hard living and bad styling is so aging.

  35. Marianne says:

    Its totally fine to have dreams (even big ones), but goals should actually be something YOU can attain/work on. Having to goal to work with Spielberg isnt something you can attain on your own. You’re putting the power in someone else’s hands.

    • Lou says:

      I think that’s how she wants it – that way she doesn’t have to look inwards when it inevitably doesn’t happen.

      Remember, her previous goal was to win an Oscar by 30 – another goal out of her hands, and putting an age limit on it implies that winning an Oscar at a later date would be special.

  36. manta says:

    Of course she’s delusional. But how is that surprising? After the remake of Freaky Friday, girl couldn’t read her name in an artcicle without it being linked to Jodie Foster. Sycophants predicted to her the same career path, her mother too referencing Foster at every turn.
    Poor thing seems to have clinged to that prediction for too long.

  37. Michael says:

    I’ll bet Steve and Marty are writing up scripts for her as we speak

  38. Puravidacostarica says:

    Wow. She’s a scary delusional one. She always struck me as the redheaded, perpetually-drunk version of LeAnn Rimes.

  39. Rosie says:

    I’d completely forgotten about the trials and mugshots. I used to watch E News but gave it up when I couldn’t take any more Kardashian Krap.

  40. Valerie says:

    Yikes. I feel bad for her.

  41. Kitkattatat says:

    I have no problem with her having goals. She wouldn’t be the first in Hollywood to reinvent herself.

    Maybe she’s only at step 1 of reaching her acting goals, but she’ll get there if she is dedicated enough, WHICH I actually think she is.

    Also, I do think there is a touch of sexism here, because a man with a past of addiction and rebellion can still land great acting roles with famous directors and even be called a genius.

  42. Amelie says:

    She’s so selfish and delusional. She hasn’t changed one bit.

  43. Littlefishmom says:

    I don’t understand why people are SO hard on her. She made mistakes, we all do. I always felt like she was being punished because her parents are insane. She was young and supporting her family with zero discipline or guidance. Mel Gibson is still working. Cmon people. Get over it already. It was so long ago. I just feel sorry for her. She really seems to have no one.

  44. Nopseky says:

    She actually had talent as a kid, but seems to have sharted it up the wall in spectacular fashion. I don’t think fetch is going to happen.