Lindsay Lohan Says She Wants Her Career Back in October's "Vanity Fair"
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 12:25:06
In the newest issue of Vanity Fair, former actress Lindsay Lohan says her behavior has been "irresponsible" and that while she is not making excuses, she definitely wants her career back and to get back on track. She goes as far as acknowledging that she is a good actress and that her partying lifestyle caused her to be sidetracked and to essentially forget what’s important. I call her a former actress because she barely acts any longer.
Li Lo describes her partying days as her "college years . . . but they were in the public eye. I was irresponsible. I was experimenting. I was doing certain things that people do 10 times more of when they're in college." She also says she is not making excuses and that she looked at tabloid tarts like Britney Spears and thought that was what she should aspire to.
There are also rumors that Lohan is planning to leave the celebrity fish bowl that is LA and return to her native New York where she can live and work in peace. My take on the situation? While I certainly plan on reading the Vanity Fair cover since I am a subscriber and find the mag to be a cover-to-cover read, I don't think Li Lo's career is easy to put back together. She is Humpty Dumpty right now. She hasn't acted in anything of note in several years. While the interview was given before she was shipped off to prison and rehab, Lohan has commented on her ill behavior before, and promised to change. But she always ends up in more trouble again. What makes this time any different? She has done so much damage to her reputation and while Hollywood certainly loves a comeback story - hello Mickey Rourke and Jackie Earle Haley- Li Lo has done little to arouse empathy in Tinsel Town. That will remain her biggest challenge and of course, I will root for her, as long as she stays on the wagon and doesn't act like a petulant child. Get to work, Linds. You got mountains to climb. There is always time for a manicure later. Roll up those Chanel sleeves, get those hands dirty and work. For real.
Would you support Lindsay Lohan on her comeback trail? Or is it a futile effort and is the actress done for good, career-wise? Is the promise of Mean Girls all but flickering and on the cusp of being extinguished?