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Lindsay Lohan - 'Interview Magazine' February 2009

Lindsay Lohan - 'Interview Magazine' February 2009

Here’s a sneak peek of Lindsay Lohan‘s February 2009 feature for Interview Magazine. Here’s what the 22-year-old girlfriend of Samantha Ronson said:

On the public’s misconception of her: “I wanted to be a movie star [growing up]. But movie stars are not what they used to be. When I was a kid, I thought movie stars were women and men who were in these great films that we still look at now. But I don’t think there are too many films coming out these days that we’re going to look at in the future and say, ‘This is one of the great ones.’ Like, what is the great film that I will tell my children about? I’m still going to tell them about the old films, the Hitchcock films. And people my age don’t even know who those people are. I can’t even have a conversation with most people of my generation about that, because they’d be like, ‘Okay, she’s a freak. Something’s wrong with her.’ And the worst part is, in terms of what people see of me, I have become this girl who just loves to be photographed, doesn’t know how to focus, doesn’t know how to work on set, just loves the attention, knows how to go out at night, knows how to party.”

On being in Hollywood to act, not to become a celebrity: “I just feel as though it’s become a situation where people have manifested this caricature of who I am, and they act as if there’s no real person inside of it. I mean, people really have come to believe-directors, producers, agents, whoever it may be-that I started in this because I wanted to be a celebrity. But that was never my intention.”

On not getting the same opportunities as other actresses: “But it’s so impossible for me to actually [go someplace where no one knows me]. When I was in Dubai, there was still press lined up around the hotel. So I find it close to impossible to actually do that. I mean, it is what it is. This is what I asked for, and in this day and age that’s what actually goes on. But what hurts me the most is that I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just don’t get the opportunities that they get because people are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to last forever.

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  • NaiGi

    She SOOOOOO Fu**in Sexy and Hot Here!!!

    …but thin :-\

  • RYAN

    She articulates her speech beautifully

    lindsay lohan has much more acting talent than scarlett johannson

    she looks so sexy in these photos as well, looks like the old hot lindsay

  • Princessof DK

    I really think she’s right.
    She’s such a talanted young woman, and I would love to see her as the star of some really big motion picture. And people need to take a chance on her, so she can show the world what it was she brought us we fell in love with in the first place.

  • LULU

    I kinda feel sorry for her
    she is a very good actress, and she’s right
    she’s not getting the same opportunities as scarlett johanson

    if i only she hadn’t gone out night after night clubbing with Paris!
    But atleast she’s seems to be aware of what went wrong

  • Turkis

    This article was either written by Samantha Ronson or else one of Obama’s Hollywood scriptwriters because it sounds far more articulate than Lindsay has ever been. And from recent reports of her crazy, possibly drug-fuelled paranoia you know that she hasn’t been spending the last year reading.

    Most of her interviews are along the lines of “Yeah it gets intense, the paparazzi never leave me alone” or “People are always saying mean things, don’t they know I have a little sister who cares about me? How do you think she feels when she hears I’ve slept with all these people which is not true anyway?” It’s always this choppy hypocritical self-involved gibberish. The difference in this article is that it’s the same choppy hypocritical self-involved gibberish except it has been given a makeover so that she sounds like she’s been studying for the SAT. “Manifested this caricature” indeed.

  • seren getty

    Why would you feel bad for her? She’s had good roles offered to her, but has chosen to be a “celebrity” rather than an “actress”. Unless, of course, you believe she was forced to party, take drugs and turn up semi-naked to the opening of an envelope…

  • Ronda

    She has talent, but she is right about being responsible for not getting the opportunities. She CONSTANTLY makes a mess of her life and her image. Stay off the blog, girl!

  • gerard Vandenberg

    America is aready BANKRUPT but it even can be worse, folks?

  • mju8

    It’s kind of hard to feel sorry for her since most of the mess she created for herself but I do see she has learnt her lesson (just a little)

  • inguaribile

    I love Lindsay Lohan’s

  • Too bad

    Lindsay, stop playing the victim. You had your chance to show that you could show up on time and do your job with “Ugly Betty,” and what happened? You became so disruptive that they shortened your story arc by a couple of episodes.

    The sad thing is that I think Lindsay is far more talented than most of the actresses of her generation, but that talent is worthless if she can’t be trusted to show up to work on time and actually work rather than cause trouble with all her drama.

    Rehab was really only the beginning of the help Lindsay needs; now she needs some serious, intensive therapy to work on the issues that led to her problems with drugs and alcohol in the first place. Given her family issues, it’s no wonder she has so many problems, but she still needs to work on them herself!

  • chuzzle

    I don’t think it is impossible to avoid the paps. How about let’s say Scarlett, she doesn’t get photographed as much as Lindsay. Why is that? She avoids places where paparazzi lurk around.

    She should be really talented because she started when she was very young. I just don’t think producers or directors want to get associated with her because of the mess she has created. I have nothing for or against her. To me, she is just one Hollywood actress.

    BTW, she looks zexy in these photos.

  • Snow White

    Oh please. She’s full of crap.

  • LuckyL

    She’s young and hopeful, and she can only go up from here. Hollywood is called “Hollyweird” for a reason, because they pick and choose really who they want to forgive, sometimes deserved–like Robert Downey Jr. and his substance abuse and court problems, Britney and her questionable parenting and outbursts–and then never forgiving others. Some of the haters are just not really aware of her efforts nor what she’s been and is dealing with since childhood and portraying the same biases as good ol’ Hollyweird.

  • LuckyL

    And I don’t know if I consider Britney under the “deserved” btw.

  • LuckyL

    Anyway, she looks ravishing.

  • Mark my words

    i feel sorry for her. She KNOWS she made the mess in her life by herself. Seems like she learnt the lesson. That’s right. I love her, she’s a great actress and I totally used to be a fan years ago. I remember the first time I saw her in the “Parent trap”, no one knew her at that time where I live and I was sure she would make it one day and yeah she did. But you know it’s like Britney or Christina Aguilera, she’s a Star no matter what people say about her, no matter how much they criticize her, hate on her,no matter how much she’s cruel-words-spitted on. They (Christina and her) actually became what we all want to become, famous and rich. This, haters can’t change….haters actually make them bigger stars. Keep on hating, you’re making them even more famous. Anyway, her speech is well-articulate. Props to her. She’s good…how sad not a lot of ppl see it.

  • Mark my words

    I agree wit you LuckyL….. on everything including “britney not being among the deserved ones” lol .

    So yeah, Lindsay looks amazing here. Love the pictures

  • LeeLabella

    Gimme a break. She’s got a bad reputation because of her series of DUI’s, arrests, felony changes of cocaine possession, series of car accidents while under the influence, holding up production by showing up late to work on movie sets, not getting along with cast mates, etc… She’ll be back in the tabloids with her self destructive behavior before the year is over. There are way too many young actresses with more talent and fewer problems: Ellen Page, Kirsten Dunst, Even Rachel Wood, Kiera Knightly, Kate Bosworth, Amber Tamblyn, Michelle Willams, Cristina Ricci, Sara Polley, Alicia Witt, America Ferrera, Hayden Panettierra, AnnaSophia Robb, Dakota Fanning, Abigail Breslin, etc… not to mention the hundreds of others actresses who are waiting for their big break.

  • megan

    Quit whining Lindsay. She’s pathetic. Movies haven’t gotten bad, you just do bad movies. And you’re not given opportunities because you’re an irresponsible twit.

    And anyone who thinks she’s learned her lesson or isn’t in this for the attention is a fool. She’s still drinking and drugging. She made a fool of herself on NYE. And her constant blogging are all desperate cries for attention.

  • dia from mirza

    Rubbish , Scarleet Johansson is far more talented and serious than her !!! Johansson know what she want , what she is working , what she deserved !!!! Lohan , has nothing , she can’t act to save her life , she was a star kid before , but she have made choices and decisions !! I always see photo of her in vacancy , abroad a piscine , a bitch , in night club , and go too late in her tounages of films !! She doen’t work hard , Scarlett do , not her !!! She’s so pathetic !!!

  • Nevelin

    She looks amazing, beautiful and sexy. I love you Lindsay i wish you luck.

  • lola

    she’s a tart, can’t act, I wonder why we call her an “actress” she’s like paris hilton, her goal is to get fucked

  • xxxx

    scarlett johansson can be more hard working and serious but it does not mean she’s talented. i find her very dull and still in every single movie she has been. lindsay’s a much better actress and much, much hotter as well. i hope she can turn things around because at this point no one takes her seriously.

  • lucy

    lindsay you’re the best!!!!!!
    no matter what people say

  • megan

    Lindsay is more talented than ScarJo. But she’s still a whiny trainwreck and I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to work with her.

  • me me me

    my god she’s disgusting. movies are expensive, noone wants to waste time and money (not to mention nerves) on a spoiled actress with a drug problem. Just like LeeLabella said, there are many other pretty and talented young women out there who are interested in working and not being a diva. As for the roles offered, perhaps she shouldn’t have shot that porn/horror/trash thing i know who killed me. perhaps she should’ve taken the role in the edge of love alongside keira knightley, but oh no, they wanted her off the drugs for that movie so she declined. and why did she surround herself with people who don’t even know about hitchcock? selfabsorbed moron, blaming her image on others to the bitter end. her situation is completely her fault and i don’t have a grain of pity for her in my entire body.

  • me me me

    and isn’t it funny, a couple of years ago she was calling scarlett johanson a fat, talentless cow in a bar toilet, and now she’s envious of her career. she may be skinnier and even more talented than scarlett, still (unlike her) she’s a jobless wreck. and why? because she’s a selfabsorbed moron :)

  • Yar

    God bless photoshop!

  • Naty

    All those perspectives of her she had created, she is not that talented; she had always been an attention seeker, in an interview she mention that she knew she needed the paparazzi to get people to know her, she had a prominent career but she screwed up. And even if she maintain her personal problems to her self, but she took them to the set. To be honest I know her for her scandals not for her movies.

  • kate

    She is a freak, there is something wrong with her.

    There are plenty of Hollywood examples of how to live a life removed from the paps – look at Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Keanu Reeves, Susan Sarandon – these people live quiet lives away from the chaos and they still do great work. And they get good jobs.

    So for all those nutjobs who claim that they don’t know how to get away from the media – follow some examples for crying out loud and walk the other way. What a narcissistic retard. It’s always everyone else’s fault when her life is falling apart.


  • Talen

    So, is she trying to say that people her generation aren’t smart? Did I miss something? Does she feel that because the name “Hitchcock” rolls off her tongue, it means she knows something about good movies and classic movies–more so than the average person her age? Please. How does she know no one her age knows Hitchcock? She’s third or fourth on my list of losers I want to disappear–behind Shitney Smears and Parasite Holton.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….”I’m still going to tell them about the old films, the Hitchcock films. And people my age don’t even know who those people are. I can’t even have a conversation with most people of my generation about that, because they’d be like, ‘Okay, she’s a freak. Something’s wrong with her.’”

  • selena

    She is NOT the victim!! She had it all and threw it away several times. She doesn’t deserve 1000 chances, she did it all herself!
    Stop Partyinfg, stop be a tart, eat, be healthy, don’t drink and WORK and when you do it CONSTANT you can have it all back.
    Stop self-pity and work!

  • Mr. Pink

    Don’t be such a cynic, #8.

    I’d feel bad for anyone caught in this mess, #9. Of course it’s her fault for the mess she’s in but that doesn’t exempt her from sympathy and give me the right to judge and wag the finger.

    She hasn’t done anything wrong since finishing her rehab stint in late 2007, #10.

    She’s not playing the victim and it was only rumored that America Ferrera’s jealousy and not this claim about Lohan’s behavior way why her story arc was shortened, #14. Actually, the producers have all said she cam in on time and was very nice.

    Actually she does, #15.

    Did anyone say otherwise, #22?

    Where’s the proof that she’s relapsed, #23? And she just admitted in this article that she screwed herself up.

    She left that movie because she had relapsed, #30. She’s not blaming anything on anyone and the average person actually, sadly doesn’t recognize people like Hitchcock and others. It’s not a conscious effort to surround herself with everyday people like that.

    It was never proven she wrote that, #31.

    She’s not blaming anyone for anything, #34.

    Don’t put words in her mouth, #35.

    She’s been doing everything right for over a year and she hasn’t blamed anyone else for her mistakes, #36.

  • Jennifer

    didn’t she call Scarlett fat and uglynot long ago? How funny that now Lindsay’s career is in the toilet, her opinion changes so drastically.

    I’m not saying Lindsay doesn’t have talent. She was great in Georgia Rule. But she screwed up her own career. It’s her OWN, sole responsibility that nobody takes her seriously anymore. Besides, she can’t escape the paparazzi? Give me a f’cking break. There are actors who are FAR more famous than her whon don’t get photographed all the time. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. But she probably knows that the paps are the only ones who care about her these days.

    If she were serious about being taiken seriously, she would shut her mouth and WORK. But no, instead she decides to whine.


  • Leila

    Anybody who has read her blog knows she’s only embarrassing herself by comparing with Scarlett Johansson.
    Like somebody else said Lindsay is like a Paris Hilton, they have no real talent (or intelligence) but love the attention, instead of doing that dumb Monroe photo-shoot (or the Bryan Adams photoshoot, or this one) she should have gone to some drama school and ask for an opportunity there.
    She only complains but does nothing to change.

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  • monroemore

    why are her hands so big

  • Frida

    I get what she’s saying but at the same time she was the one who created that mess for herself…

  • Ellie

    Um, no. The reason Scarlett gets more and better work is because she’s appeared in “Lost In Translation”, “Match Point”, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, etc. and Lindsay’s appeared in “Herbie the Love Bug” and “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”. I hope this skank goes away forEVER.

  • ismael

    OMG, I love me some Lindsay in this is quiet sad cause I can tell she’s going through a rough time :( She’s my favorite actress ever. She’s really talented and she got that spark that made us, at least once for some, fall in love with her <3

  • dani

    I don’t feel a bit sorry for her since she is having a major pity party. She is one of the few of the celebutard divas that actually has talent and she has wasted her opportunities because she preferred to drink, take drugs and create a spectacle of herself with men and women. If she truly wanted to be an actress and hone her craft, she would most likely be doing everything possible to be the best she could be. Instead she is still drinking, taking drugs and partying.
    So why feel sorry for someone who blows chance after chance because she can’t give up drugs, drink and more.

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  • marisa720

    Looks like too much too soon mixed with a dysfunctional background. Maybe she will get it together. She does have the talent. However, this girl has been given a huge opportunities. She even at one point had a recording contract. So instead of looking in the mirror she wants to put part of the blame somewhere else. The paps do go way too far. But the media like whoever put on the cover on the magazine is just as shallow as she is. She doesn’t know enough to have something interesting to say or read. So I wonder who the people are who pick up the magazine with her on the cover. Teenagers maybe? Anyway, i just don’t understand the fascination with this young woman.

  • Sara

    I heart Lindsay, she seems really aware of what her stupid days did to her career but at the same time she doesn’t give up I hope she gets a good role on a good movie so she can show everybody what she has to offer, ohh and BTW she looks STUUUUNING on this photoshoot God the camera really loves her.

  • someone

    she’s 100% right. wow.

  • Ginger

    I hate Lindsay. She is an awful actress! And what the media says about her is true because they have pictures to prove she is a drunk and just partying all the time. Who wants this firecrotch anyway???