Lindsay Lohan sat down for her latest and greatest of interviews with Vanity Fair, and I have to commend the girl for either listening to her publicist, or speaking from the heart. I’m thinking it’s the publicist thing, but hey. A girl can dream, right? Without any further ado, the best of the interview quotes:
On her behavior prior to entering jail and rehab:
“I was irresponsible. And I’m not making excuses.”
On getting back to work:
“I want my career back. I know that I’m a damn good actress, and it’s been my passion since I was a child, and I know that when I care about something, I put 100 percent and more into it. … I want the respect that I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It’s not fun anyway. I don’t care. It’s the same thing every time.”
On her pot-calling-the-kettle-black father, Michael Lohan:
“I think if anyone should be looked at medically it’s him. He has such a big chemical imbalance at this point because of all the things he’s done to himself. … The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you’d be, like, happy that your father’s there. But then he has to go and do an interview right after.”
On her life, growing up in the spotlight:
“I didn’t have any structure. In the beginning, I had structure, and then I lost all the structure in my life. I think a lot of it was because when I was doing my first slew of movies, it was very go-go, and I had a lot of responsibility, and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore – I was 18, 19 – with a ton of money.”
On her alleged substance abuse, drug addictions, and “detoxing”:
“If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am, then putting a [scram] bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking – so that says something, because I was fine. I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have – never in my life. I have no desire to. That’s not who I am. I’ve admitted to the things that I’ve done – to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ’cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, okay, ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.”
On what her “college years” ended up being like instead:
“These were my 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.”
So, OK. I’m withholding my entire judgement for now — I mean, at least until she’s been out of jail and rehab longer than she was in there — but I think her comments are kind of promising, wouldn’t you say? Even if it was scripted, she spoke most of the words coherently. It’s been so long since Lindsay’s really appeared for a lucid interview in the past few years, so I kind of almost forgot what she sounded like when she spoke. And that counts for something, doesn’t it?
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