Lindsay Lohan: I Don’t Want To Be A “Tabloid Sensation” (VIDEO)
Lindsay Lohan says she’s “matured,” and hopes her role in Speed-the-Plow will help revamp her controversial image. As Gossip Cop reported, the actress will make her West End stage debut later this year, which she says is a calculated move to do something new and show how she’s changed.
“There’s a different standard to [acting] here. It seems more prestigious,” she tells the BBC. “It seems a bit more serious and that’s something that I really want to experience.”
Describing herself as “very lucky and excited and nervous,” Lohan vows to be 100 percent dedicated to her new project. The BBC confirms what Gossip Cop already told you — that despite false rumors, rehearsals haven’t started yet — and asks the star whether she’ll be a no-show like in some past cases.
“That’s not gonna happen. That’s not in the cards,” she says, adding, “I’m at a place in my life where I like the commitment. I’m looking forward to that part of it.” Lohan insists, “I want to be known for my talents and my work that I create, rather than a tabloid sensation.”
The former child star stresses that she never “got into the industry” to become a “celebrity,” and likens her troublesome years in the spotlight to living out college “in the public eye.” Lohan swears those controversial times are behind her, and promises to rebuild her career. “However long it does take, I’m willing to do it,” she says. “I’m willing to work for it.”
So, what’s changed that will help make that happen? “I don’t put myself in situations where I used to,” says Lohan. “In L.A., when people go out at night, that’s all you do. It’s different now. I’ve matured and there’s nothing really left in that life for me.”
The movie star also values feeling “safe” and “protected,” something that is extremely difficult with a party-centric lifestyle. She shares, “My friends think I’m neurotic, but I will hear a flash of an iPhone camera, I will hear the shutter from a mile across the room. I will feel it.”
Lohan wants to move to London full-time, and explains what she likes about the British city. “I’ve noticed here, watching the news, you guys have such a different outlook. In the U.S., starting at 5 p.m., it’s TMZ, it’s all these shows talking about people’s personal lives and here I don’t notice any of that — it’s news and politics and music,” she explains. Lohan continues, “So it’s nice to be able to turn on the TV and not everything is about gossip. That’s a really nice feeling.”
The actress adds that she’ll never “understand the crazy fascination with me.” “Even when I’m not doing anything, they create something that I’m doing,” she laments. Still, Lohan is keenly aware that her past is her burden to bear, and she’s ready to take responsibility — not make excuses. “I don’t regret anything that’s happened because I wouldn’t be who I am today,” says the star. “I wouldn’t have learned the things that I know.”
Check out the video below to watch part of Lohan’s interview.