Lindsay Lohan caused a lot of drama on the set of her movie The Canyons, but the film’s director Paul Schrader doesn’t have only negative things to say about the troubled star. In a recent essay written by Paul himself, the director talked about working with Lindsay, and most importantly, compared her to the great Marilyn Monroe.
“Similarities? Tardiness, unpredictability, tantrums, absences, neediness, psychodrama—yes, all that, but something more, that thing that keeps you watching someone on screen, that thing you can’t take your eyes off of, that magic, that mystery,” he wrote.
Adding of performers like Lindsay and Marilyn, Paul said, “We call them “troubled,” “tormented,” “train wrecks”—but we can’t turn away. We can’t stop watching. They get under our skin in a way that controlled performers can’t.”
He then goes onto explain how living in different eras made Marilyn and Lindsay seem different to the public, although he can tell they are really the same. Most importantly, Paul revealed that despite all the drama, it was a “treat” for him to work with Lindsay, and he hopes the situation she’s in now works out. Currently, Lindsay is in the midst of a 90-day rehab program, which she’s supposed to complete in the beginning of August. Things are reportedly going well for her so far, and she’s allegedly planning on staying under the radar once she completes the program.
Check out Paul’s entire essay here.