Here's the thing: For some reason, I like Lindsay. She fascinates me and I can't really pinpoint why. I think she's actually a good actress (a singer? Not so much). Her family is totally screwy and she's doing the best she can. Yeah, she's diva onset (so were Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Basinger, Demi Moore...who ISN'T?). So what. Sure she needs to improve her image. Maybe she could start with having her coffee delivered every morning, rather than being caught by the paps Every, Single. Day. Lay low for a bit, Linds. Disappear so we'll miss you.
Here is a small exerpt from the latest issue of "Interview" magazine by Lauren Hutton.
LH: You were a kid when you started working.
LL: I wanted to be a movie star. But movie stars are not what they used to be. When I was a kid, I thought movie stars were women and men who were in these great films that we still look at now. But I don't think there are too many films coming out these days that we're going to look at in the future and say, "This is one of the great ones." Like, what is the great film that I will tell my children about? I'm still going to tell them about the old films, the Hitchcock films. And people my age don't even know who those people are. I can't even have a conversation with most people of my generation about that, because they'd be like, "Okay, she's a freak. Something's wrong with her." And the worst part is, in terms of what people see of me, I have become this girl who just loves to be photographed, doesn't know how to focus, doesn't know how to work on set, just loves the attention, knows how to go out at night, knows how to party. And you know what? I was 20 years old. I never went to college. And I lived maybe six months out of my life like that, doing something wrong, and then I stopped. God forbid I should have ever learned my lesson. But at this point it's so hard for people to even believe that there was a lesson to be learned at all, because they just think I'm wrong. All these people think I'm never going to be right, because it's more interesting to fabricate this other girl. Who wants to read a tabloid story about a girl who is doing well?
LH: Or a girl who takes her responsibilities seriously.
LL: I mean, it's this business. Heath Ledger once said something about this to me. He said: "It's build you up to knock you down, and that's all it is. And you just have to see if you can stand through it." And it is like that, if you put yourself in this situation. I was young, so maybe I did . . . I always wanted to take the blame. I've always been apologetic for other people's faults.
Did she really just name-drop Heath Ledger? Yikes. The girl can't help it.