You know, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Lindsay Lohan might finally be getting her act together. She relocated to London earlier this year to take part in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow (which was less than stellar, but A+ for effort) and now she’s just, you know, living life… AWAY from all the party animals that got her in trouble back in New York and Los Angeles. She loves her new life so much, in fact, that she’s vowed to never go back!
From The Guardian:
“In LA I didn’t know what to do apart from go out every night,” she says. “That’s when my friends were free. And I would go out and there would be all these cameras there and that’s when it became difficult.”
Lohan has lived in the capital for nine months now, has a lease for another year on her flat in the West End, and is currently planning to make it her permanent home. She can’t emphasise enough the liberation the move has given her. “I can go for a run here on my own,” she says. “I do every morning, early, and I think how my friends in New York would still be up partying at that time. I needed to grow up and London is a better place for me to do that than anywhere else.”
The defining moment of this shift, she says, came on a holiday she took to Greece in the summer. “It was,” she says, still thrilled at the idea, “the first time I have ever just been on a vacation by myself. I just wandered about on my own! I turned off my phone. It was so extraordinarily freeing for me. Like another life.” The world, which had for so long reflected back to her an ugly image of herself, was suddenly just “out there”.
“I won’t live in LA again, hell no,” she says. “My friends tell me shit when they come over I don’t want to hear. I don’t even know who got married and who got pregnant. You turn on the news in LA and it is all gossip about people. All the stuff that is going on in the world right now and this gossip is the news?” She laughs. “I love the BBC. I haven’t heard myself mentioned on TV since I have been here. That has been really weird for me, and great.”
I mean, she sounds coherent, right? Sober? Her Instagram seems fairly self-absorbed, but that’s just celebrity. It’s notably lacking in the insanity department. I hate to get excited too early, but I actually have high hopes for her. Our last story on her was a month ago, the one before that was another month before. She’s staying out of the spotlight and I think it’s doing her a world of good. Get it, Lindsay!