Lindsay Lohan’s attempting an acting comeback this weekend by hosting Saturday Night Live. The starlet, best known at this point for being unlucky enough to be born to the worst parents alive, wants to reestablish herself as a serious thespian and thinks making fun of herself on SNL’s the best way to do it.
According to TMZ, “Lindsay plans on using all the unpleasantness from the last few years as fodder for the show. We’re told Lindsay has already told ‘SNL’ that she is game for anything and nothing is off limits. Our sources says Lindsay wants to show that she is ‘in on the joke.’”
Unfortunately for Lindsay, her unpleasantness was a little more than unpleasant. Unless of course your definition of unpleasant includes: court cases, lawsuits, accusations of theft, meth addiction rumors and rehab. I would describe it more as tragic, depressing and disturbing. So I’m not sure an entire show making fun of LiLo’s “shortcomings” would be as funny as she thinks. The in joke would very quickly turn into an uncomfortable PSA for why Hollywood should ban child actors.
I think Zooey Deschanel making fun of herself for being a quirky pot of glitter works. I don’t think LiLo making fun of herself for being a broke drug addict who had to pose for Playboy this year to pay her bills works in quite the same way. You just know that scene where she plays herself and confronts her mother, “Dina Lohan,” will be incredibly uncomfortable. Like some kind of therapy role play come to life in our living rooms.
So if I were LiLo and someone magically gave me a chance to show everyone that I’m still a talented actress, I would probably opt for sketches that didn’t remind everyone what I’ve been doing for the past few years. I would stick to fun sketches that show my silly side and my ability to play off of other actors.
And if I did anything about myself at all, anything, it would be a Parent Trap 2 sequel sketch. Because I’m dying to know how that transcontinental marriage worked out for everyone.