After Lindsay Lohan‘s nude Playboy shoot got leaked last week, Hugh Hefner made the executive decision to release the spread and the accompanying article early. You can now buy it in newsstands or read it online with an electronic subscription; with the excitement over her nudes gone, now quotes from the interview itself are starting to circulate online.
What’s impressive is that the interview (judging by the snippets, at least) didn’t seem to be entirely a puff piece. They could’ve run it without any quotes and still sold thousands of issues, but instead we get a Lindsay who seems to be somewhat self-reflective. She talks about emulating her icon Marilyn Monroe, both in terms of the style of the shoot and actually dropping trou, but she also acknowledges that she fucked up after her Mean Girls success. Even though there were people out there to help her, she only followed her enablers:
Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more. My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. During the past five years, I’ve learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable.
What’s funny is that she also has the nerve to comment on the symbiotic relationship between certain celebrities and the press, even though her mother Dina Lohan clearly orchestrates paparazzi run-ins:
I have no idea why there is this fascination with everything I do. I suppose it is all part of this trend of people wanting to know every single detail of a celebrity’s life. I mean, once we get to the point where magazines are doing pictorials on my wardrobe to court, that’s just so unimportant.
Unimportant, maybe. Valuable? Sadly, yes.