Ugh, where to start? Last night was Lindsay Lohan’s first night of her London show, Speed-the-Plow. The reviews were pretty bad, which we expected. Apparently, Lindsay kept forgetting her lines. To the point where even when she was trying to be serious and dramatic, the audience laughed at her. Some declared her an “embarrassment.” Some say that if she simply learns her lines, the play might be okay. Oh, and guess what? The ticket prices were dramatically slashed earlier this week. The tickets used to cost £35 but now cost £15. You know who I feel sorry for? Richard Schiff. I LOVE Richard Schiff (Tobey on The West Wing). He doesn’t deserve this.
Anyway, Lindsay covers the new issue of Time Out London, because she’s so private and she doesn’t want people to pay attention to her, that’s why she’s literally done photoshoots for five magazines, plus a baker’s dozen “exclusive” interviews with UK newspapers. Because she’s so private and she had to leave New York because she was getting too much attention because of her stupid Oprah show. The Time Out journalist notes that Lindsay did not stagger in drunk and cracked out, but she was 15 minutes late. You can read the piece here. Some highlights:
Time Out: Why London?
‘I was here in London already! I said to my agent: “Look, I really need to move to London, I have to get out of New York.” After the Oprah show, I felt I’d lost my privacy.’
So you’re a proper Londoner now?
‘I have a flat, yeah. I sold my place in New York. I love the energy of New York but I feel London’s more adult. I mean, things do close here.
How did you land the role exactly?
‘So I’ve moved to London and I’m getting a little bored because I’m not working, and then my agent got a call from one of the producers and Lindsay Posner saying, “Can we meet tomorrow? We want her to do this play.” And we went for lunch at the Ivy and they said, “So you wanna do it?” and I said, “Yeah” and they said, “Great.” I said, “You’re just giving me the part, that’s it? Oh my God, thank you so much!”’
In your short time here you’ve become synonymous with [ludicrously exclusive restaurant] Chiltern Firehouse. Is that fair?
‘When I first went there it wasn’t properly open. And then like all of a sudden there’s tons of paparazzi, so I stopped going for a while. But it’s funny I’ve become associated with it.’
Do you want to go back into the movies? Is part of the reason for doing this to make you employable again?
‘I think it definitely helps. I think it shows that I can be accountable and I think it helps with the perception that I’m just a psycho that goes out and stuff. I’ve done things, but people grow up and they change. I’m willing to work hard to gain back the respect that I once had and have lost.’
Is there a five-year plan?
‘In five years I would like to be married and have children, and hopefully be at the Oscars, but that’s as far as it goes for now.’
‘It’s been ten years since ‘Mean Girls’: how do you feel about it looking back?
‘People really love the movie: how do you top that? I was with Tina Fey [‘Mean Girls’ writer] the other day and I said we should do another “Mean Girls”, like an older version where they’re all housewives and they’re all cheating. That would be really funny. I’ll harass Tina to write it.’
[From TimeOut London]
Again with the Oscars!! Dear Lindsay: it’s not going to happen. Seriously. You are never going to be nominated for an Oscar. You are never going to be asked to present at the Oscars. You burned those bridges long ago.
As for her pitch for a Mean Girls sequel… I could actually see Tina Fey being interested in that kind of thing. If you were a 30 Rock fan, you know Tina was able to find a lot of humor in those Real Housewife shows (Queen of Jordan was amazing), and I could see Tina doing a brilliant, subversive blend of Real Housewives and adult Mean Girls. And it should totally star Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert. But they should recast Lindsay’s role with Emma Stone.
Lindsay’s curtain call last night:
Photos courtesy of Fame/flynet.
See the article here:
Lindsay Lohan forgot her lines during the first performance of ‘Speed-the-Plow’