Lindsay Lohan Has More “Talent” Than Marilyn Monroe, Says Canyons Director
In a piece penned for Film Comment, Schrader draws parallels between Lohan and Marilyn Monroe’s professional and private lives, but says Lohan has more raw talent than the screen icon.
The filmmaker offers, “I think Lohan has more natural acting talent than Monroe did, but, like Monroe, her weakness is her inability to fake it.”
Schrader explains that Lohan “feels she must be experiencing an emotion in order to play it,” noting, “This leads to all sorts of emotional turmoil, not to mention on-set delays and melodrama.”
The director adds that while his time shooting with Lohan was fraught with “tardiness, unpredictability, tantrums, absences, neediness, psychodrama,” he feels it was a “treat” to work with the troubled star.
Schrader shares, “All the drama, the mishegas, all the stress—that means little. A director can shoot around misbehavior. He can’t shoot around lack of charisma.”
“I just wish it was easier for Lindsay,” the director admits.
Lohan has been compared to Monroe many times in the past, and has channeled the legendary actress in a number of photo shoots.
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