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A shockingly exciting headline if there ever is one. Lindsay Lohan recently sat down with BBC for a very candid interview, in which she came clean about her feelings of being a tabloid-star, and desires to reinvent herself as an actress.
In the interview, Lohan–who recently turned 28–spoke mostly about her upcoming West End debut (Broadway for the Brits). The show, Speed the Plow will run from September until November in London. The production is a revival, from the 1988 Broadway debut starring Madonna in Lindsay’s upcoming role.
The show itself centers around the movie business in Hollywood, but it doesn’t exactly seem to be the role to change the public’s perception on our girl LiLo. A quick glance over the plot will tell you that her character Karen is an attractive temp at the office of a movie bigwig Bobby Gould, leading to a bet between him and his associate about whether or not he will be able to sleep with Karen. Attempting to win her over through his influence, Bobby attempts to seduce her by promising to put her in a movie, before she turns the tables and uses him to make a movie on an otherwise insignificant book. Destined to be with her, he obliges and agrees to pitch his planned movie pitch.
So basically, she sleeps her way into getting what she wants.
Either way, during her BBC interview, Lohan swore that she would not miss a single performance of her upcoming run with Speed the Plow. In the interview, she also talked about not going out much anymore due to maturation. Lohan also fessed up the the paparazzi making her paranoid, whenever seeing a flash or even hearing an iPhone shutter.
One empowerment Lohan has gained is actually social media. She admitted in the interview that she can now tell her own side of the story without a mediator, citing a recent claim that she cut herself, when it reality she simply fell off a bike.
Lohan even noted the possibility of relocating entirely to London, based partially on their press.
“I’ve noticed here, watching the news, you guys have such a different outlook. In the US starting at 5pm 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.
So it’s nice to be able to turn on the TV and not everything is about gossip. That’s a really nice feeling.”