Lindsay Lohan was interviewed by Maire Claire Magazine for October with an article entitled “You Don’t Mess With The Lohan.” This very candid interview reveals a lot about Lindsay, and also has a great photoshoot – check out the behind-the-scenes photos here.
Lindsay was described in the interview as distracted, with acute ADD, but in a very Lindsay way. Constantly texting, changing clothes or downloading songs. The interview was conducted on the same day back in May when Ali & Dina were on The View, and they watched the segment prior to the interview.
Although Lindsay Lohan refused to comment on Samantha Ronson during the interview, she is said to have made many references to her (and Sam’s dog was outside Lindsay’s trailer on the set of Labor Pains, where the interview was conducted). When talking tattoos, Lindsay says:
“Samantha has a bunch of stars, so I got that. And she got this” – indicating a little heart.
Lindsay Lohan says she’s looking to buy a house “with someone” and says she’s really happy. When noting that Samantha Ronson has been a good influence on Lindsay, she doesn’t deny that Sam is a great person and a good influence on those around her, but that:
“I think that anything that’s changed in my life is because of me. I’ve gone through it and I’ve had to deal with it and I’ve made the decision to move forward.”
They talk about Lindsay’s recovery from post-rehab career turmoil, and her work on projects like Labor Pains, Ugly Betty, and her new album, as well as taking a page from Robert Downey Jr.’s book in terms of image recovery. Lindsay says she’s learned from her experiences, and plans to “never go back.”
Apparently, Dina Lohan is no longer Lindsay’s full-time manager. Jenni Muro now has that title. And, being a survivor of ovarian cancer, she has been able to shed some perspective on Lindsay’s life. But she’s also been a smart manager – Jenni has encouraged the paparazzi to take photos of Lindsay on set, rather than out for night life.
Lindsay talks about the unhealthy lifestyle she had before – of living in hotels because she didn’t want to be alone. She knew there’d always be people downstairs if she needed them. But Lindsay realizes that “wasn’t a way of life.” And neither was being flippant about her career – Lindsay sees the responsibility that comes with being a star.
“It’s a lot of pressure, because everyone’s depending on you. And your mood, when you go on set, everybody feels it. On a day when you’re tired, it’s important to just say good morning to everyone so they’re kind of aware that it’s gonna be a good day. Jamie Lee Curtis told me that.”
Labor Pains director Lara Shapiro says nothing but great things of Lindsay on the set:
“Lindsay has incredible comedic instincts. She’s such a natural, and it’s amazing to watch her bring things to life. The lightness and quickness she brings is just really fun to watch.”
Lindsay Lohan makes a brief mention of her father in connection with his alleged daughter. She sounded tired about it, and in the dark for years. This is when she decided “enough is enough” and shut down communication with him for a while. As Lindsay says, “until he decides to be a grown up.”