David Mamet “Proud” Of Lindsay Lohan’s “Effort” in Speed-the-Plow (EXCLUSIVE)

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By Michael Lewittes


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Lindsay Lohan has a fan in the writer of “Speed-the-Plow,” the play in which she’s currently starring in London’s West End. A source at a recent luncheon in Malibu with David Mamet tells Gossip Cop exclusively the famed playwright said he was “proud” of Lohan’s work and was openly “praising” her.

Mamet feels she’s really “putting in the effort,” adds our impeccable insider.

Gossip Cop recently reported how Lohan was visited backstage by her “fairy godmotherOprah. The project also drew another A-list attendee beside Oprah. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o checked out one of the showings, and Lohan later thanked her on Twitter.

Gossip Cop has also learned that is also very much loved by her co-stars. Last week a production source said she’s been “very easy to work,” and has now “nailed” her role after initially receiving mixed reviews.

This is Lohan’s first stage production ever, much less her first play on London’s West End. While it’s unclear if she has any interest in Broadway, her upcoming film slate only seems to include Inconceivable. Lohan announced the movie at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Lohan, of course, shot to fame through the big screen. She earned acclaim for her first major role in The Parent Trap, and went from child to teen star with movies like Mean Girls. She’s gone on take on far racier fare, like Machete and The Canyons.

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