Lindsay Lohan is preparing to star in West End, London play Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet.
Speaking with the BBC to promote the play, Lindsay says she is “very lucky and excited and nervous,” denies enjoying the celebrity life, says she’s still an “artist”, and feels the London entertainment scene is more her speed.
“There’s a different standard to [acting] here. It seems more prestigious,” she tells a BBC reporter. “It seems a bit more serious and that’s something that I really want to experience.”
“I’ve noticed here, watching the news, you guys have such a different outlook. In the U.S., starting at 5 p.m., it’s TMZ, it’s all these shows talking about people’s personal lives and here I don’t notice any of that — it’s news and politics and music,” she explains. “So it’s nice to be able to turn on the TV and not everything is about gossip. That’s a really nice feeling.”
Asked whether she’ll fail in Speed-the-Plow, Lindsay insists, “That’s not gonna happen. That’s not in the cards,” adding, “I’m at a place in my life where I like the commitment. I’m looking forward to that part of it.”
“I want to be known for my talents and my work that I create, rather than a tabloid sensation,” she says. “I’ll understand the crazy fascination with me… Even when I’m not doing anything, they create something that I’m doing.”
“However long it does take [to fix my reputation], I’m willing to do it,” she continues. “I’m willing to work for it.”
“I don’t put myself in situations where I used to,” she insists. “In L.A., when people go out at night, that’s all you do. It’s different now. I’ve matured and there’s nothing really left in that life for me.”
“I don’t regret anything that’s happened because I wouldn’t be who I am today,” she reveals. “I wouldn’t have learned the things that I know.”
Previously, it was reported that Lindsay had been screwing up. Sources claimed Lindsay partied all night, she arrived to rehearsals late and unprepared… and often failed to show up at all.
“The cast is already really annoyed,” a source claimed. “The director told her that, basically, it’s a one-strike deal. If she misses one more practice or comes in late again, she’s done.” (Producers denied rehearsals have started and that casting is even finished).
Adverts for Speed-the-Plow have hit the British press. Lindsay shared one such advert from free paper the Evening Standard of London, to Instagram, with the caption “Cannot wait to give it my all.”