After her reality show Lindsay wrapped up in the United States, Lindsay Lohan has been spending more and more time across the pond. In fact, later this year, she’ll make her West End debut in Speed-The-Plow later this year, and opened up to BBC about why she decided to try stage acting.
“I think you go through phases in life and you kind of hit this wall where you want to do something new and experience something different,” she explained. “I think I just am in a place now where this is the right time.”
After starting her career as a successful child star, the 28-year-old lost credibility as an actress after years of rehab and jail time. But now, she’s ready to be taken seriously again. “People have certain perceptions of me and stuff, and for a long time, people looked at me as kind of a celebrity, which is not what I ever got into this industry for,” she admitted, adding, “People can focus on the fact that I’m in this industry because I’m an actress and an artist and not someone you just take photos of.”
Although LiLo apparently cleaned her act up (she’s stayed out of trouble since leaving rehab last summer), she says she still gets paranoid about her behavior making headlines. “I think my friends thing I’m neurotic sometimes and a little crazy, because I will hear the flash of an iPhone camera and I’ll hear the shutter from a mile across the room, or I’ll feel it,” she dished. “I’m so used to thinking like that and I’m feeling almost paranoid sometimes, protective of myself now, where I wasn’t in the past.”
To get away from some of the media frenzy, Lindsay also admitted that she plans to move to London for good. “It feels really good to turn on the TV and not see everything to be about gossip,” she gushed about the city.
But can she be trusted to be reliable on set of Speed-The-Plow? She was criticized for being a problem on set in the past (namely, in the film Georgia Rule), but is adamant that that won’t be the case this time. “That’s gonna happen,” she concluded. “That’s not in the cards. It’s not.”