Lindsay is doing way too many interviews. Way, way too many. And I appreciate it, I really do, but I just don’t know if it’s a good idea for her. Like, she keeps saying all these silly things, and that’s not going to help her get an Oscar. Which, by they way, she’s still talking about.
Here’s her latest interview, from Us Weekly via Celebitchy:
On love: “I’m not focused on that yet. I want to do a ton of movies first. After I win an Oscar, I can start thinking about love. I think there are a lot of directors and producers who know I’m a good actress. I just want them to get past the misconception that I’m not reliable, because I am. I’m going to make them believe in me again.”
On kids: “I want to adopt a son.”
No regrets: “[I regret] nothing, because then I wouldn’t have been able to cry in scenes at the drop of a hat. I have it tattooed: LIVE WITHOUT REGRETS. I’m not saying I wanted to go to a jail cell, but I’ve drawn from all of it.”
She’s better than Elizabeth Taylor: “Elizabeth was drunk on sets. I’ve never been drunk on set, ever. I did my time and I respect the law.”
On Marilyn Monroe: “Marilyn Monroe went to an institution and said, ‘I may not belong here like the world thinks I do, but I might as well take what I can get here and use it and help other people.’ I think that’s what everyone should take from those experiences.”
On being famous: “Since I was a kid, I’ve loved being on camera. Don’t misconstrue that: I didn’t strive to have flashbulbs at dinner or people who don’t know me calling TMZ. And 99% of the time, it’s not true. I feel bullied. Even when I colored my hair, tabloids said I was going crazy. I wanted a different hair color! I can’t think of any actor who has been subjected to such extreme publicity who hasn’t, like, committed suicide.”
On being a mess: “I was a teenager and everything I did was on the news. I would have been in college then. I’m not defending it because I chose to be in the public eye. But it got exhausting. I still don’t think it was a bad thing that I was going out a lot. When I got in trouble, I owned up to it.”
On being a kid: “Kids go through ups and downs, try cigarettes, drugs and drinking. It’s human nature. It took a while but it’s like, What was I thinking? Why did I allow so many sycophants and bad influences to be around me? I was lonely and I didn’t realize it. That’s why I came back home to New York. I never feel lonely there. I can see my family and I have really good people in my life.”
On her time in jail: “I’m not going to go there because people might take my answer in different ways. But a punishment is a punishment and I take responsibility for my actions when I’m wrong. I was raised that way by my mom. I turned myself in. A lot of that decision had to do with the public because they’re not going to stop until they see me behind bars.”
There are just so many things to comment on, and I can’t do it all myself. I’ll do a couple though. One, it’s not that the public “won’t stop” until they see you in jail, it’s that people get frustrated when someone so blatantly breaks the law and doesn’t get any punishment for it whatsoever. Two, you didn’t “go through ups and downs” like every kid, you broke several laws over the course of several years. Three, stop talking about that Oscar, because it’s just sad. Four, never adopt a son.
Ok, if you guys could take over now, that’d be great.