By: Mariah Wilson
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Lindsay Lohan? Do you think about her talent, her beauty, or her success in the entertainment world? Yes, all those things are true about the starlet, but most people see her as a troubled girl who just needs to get her act together. The heartbreaking destruction of Lohan has been every reporter’s dream come true and has left the actress desperate to regain her ‘leading women’ persona.
Lohan made her acting debut in the classic, The Parent Trap, at the tender age of 11. The movie catapulted her into stardom, but the young star was not even close from stopping. Later on in her career, Lohan’s movie resume included Freaky Friday (2003), Herbie Fully Loaded (2004), and Mean Girls (2005). Lohan, still in her teens during the films, seemed to be on the top of the world, and it looked like she was not getting off the pedestal any time soon. That is, until Lohan was introduced to partying and drugs.
The past five years have shown Lohan in her darkest moments. There have been a series of car accidents for the infamous party girl that have been followed by charges of drug possession and driving while intoxicated. Added to the star’s resume is five jail sentences, five rehab stints, and a couple of months of wearing an alcohol monitoring bracelet.
In October of this year, Playboy announced that it would do a photo shoot spread with the starlet, which includes her first interview since her last jail time, and made a one million dollar deal with her. The much anticipated spread was released early because of a hacker leaking the entire set of photos online. In the magazine, which goes on sale on December 16th of this year, the troubled star poses in skyscraper stilettos, red lips, and platinum blonde curls. This spread depicts Lohan’s admiration for Marilyn Monroe, who had her Playboy magazine spread in 1953 by Tom Kelley.
‘LiLo’ also gave her views on the paparazzi’s fascination with her and the things she should have done while she was growing up as an ‘A-list’ actress. When asked about what she would have done differently in her life, Lohan replied, “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.” She continued by adding, “During the last 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.” The starlet also brought up a quote said by her idol that has helped her at times when struggling with her own sexuality. “Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature.’ I think Marilyn Monroe once said that. I certainly agree with her.” Paparazzi have certainly been a big part of Lohan’s life and she has no trouble speaking her mind on the subject stating, “I have no idea why there is this fascination with everything I do!” The Lohan’s lifestyle has been depicted in various photographs, with the young star in embarrassing compromises. This is probably the reason why she has never very fond the shutterbugs.
For the past couple years, Lohan has indeed encountered many obstacles. Drugs, alcohol and scandals have overshadowed the young actress’s God-given talent and beauty. Even though her critics are still critiquing her every move, Lohan’s true fans are sticking with her. With the help of family, friends, and countless fans, she is determined to reclaim her status as ‘leading lady’. From movie-goers around the world, good luck Ms. Lindsay Lohan!