The 15 Most Gut-Wrenching Quotes From New York Times Mag‘s Lindsay Lohan Article


Lindsay Lohan New York Times Magazine Article

Wow. As much as we blog about celebrity gossip, rarely do we get a chance to peak behind the veil created by publicists, managers and, well, the stars themselves. It’s only when certain celebrities can’t control themselves do we get a hint at the chaos behind the scenes. While writer Stephen Rodrick doesn’t discuss any of Lindsay Lohan‘s recent emergenices/run-ins with the law in his in-depth article “Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan In Your Movie,” his piece about Lilo’s most recent film The Canyons with director Paul Schrader and co-star James Deen is still fascinating, baffling and, let’s be honest, utterly heart-breaking. The whole thing is worth a read, but we selected the most gasp-inducing moments from the story for you to peruse in the meantime:

1) On Lindsay’s Canyons salary: “The actress will get $100 a day and an equal share of the profits, but no vote in decision-making. This last clause is nonnegotiable.”

2) “At their second meeting, Lohan complained to Schrader about a biopic she was shooting for Lifetime, in which she played Elizabeth Taylor, one of her role models. She proclaimed the director a jerk, her co-star a nightmare and the crew unfriendly.”

3) “Schrader mentioned the character was a failed actress. ‘Rejection for an actress is formative.’ Lohan snorted a laugh. ‘Well, it’s nothing like going to jail, I can tell you that.'”

4) On Lindsay getting fired, only to later be rehired: “Lohan began to cry and begged for another chance. Pope told her that Schrader had made up his mind. Lohan headed for the Orlando. She pounded on doors until she found Schrader’s room. As she banged on his door, she texted him manically. Schrader could hear her crying but wouldn’t let her in. He texted her instead. ‘Lindsay, go home.’ The hotel manager rang up to ask if he should call the cops. Schrader told him no and sat down on his bed. Lohan stayed out in the hall sobbing for another 90 minutes before she finally left.” Good. God.

5) On Lindsay’s personal style: “‘Her makeup looks like it’s from a different movie.’ It was true; Lohan’s visage had a Kabuki quality to it. She had chosen to wear layers of mascara and catlike eye makeup with black lines pointing out toward her ears.”

6) On Lohan’s bizarre behavior: “Horne drove them down the hill, pausing at a security gate. That’s when his passengers did a jailbreak, jumping out of his car. Honig frantically pushed buttons until the gate opened and the four of them dashed for Lohan’s assistant’s car. Horne sat, baffled for a moment, before heading back up the hill and briefing Schrader. The director was furious.”

7) “’I hope you got my triple chin on that one,’ Lohan said to no one directly. ‘That shot was hideous.’”

8) On filming a fight scene: “So he grabbed Lohan, tripped her over his left leg and body-slammed her to the floor. Lohan screamed, and the crew gasped. But she bounced up with a smile. ‘That was great! Want to do it again?’”

9) After filming said fight scene: “After three shots, Schrader said he was satisfied, and Lohan fumbled for a cigarette. She headed downstairs, and someone complimented her work. ‘Well, I’ve got a lot of experience with that from my dad.’ She didn’t elaborate, and no one asked.”

10) On Lindsay hiding in a closet during filming: “She retreated to a walk-in closet a few feet from the bed where the scene would be shot. Lohan had just fired her assistant and was now holed up with an old friend named Gavin. Gavin explained that Lohan was uneasy working with porn stars and actually, truth be told, was uneasy working with Deen. Schrader lost it. ‘The thing that’s going to explode from this film is James Deen!’ Lohan screamed from the back of the closet. ‘That’s what I’m afraid of!'”

12) On filming a four-way sex scene: “Lohan dropped her robe. Schrader shouted action, and they filmed the scene in one 14-minute take. About halfway through, Lohan looked directly into the camera and flashed a dirty, demented smile at Schrader.”

13) On crying for the camera: “I was standing by her door, and soon I could hear her crying. It began quietly, almost a whimper, but rose to a guttural howl. It was the sobbing of a child lost in the woods.”

14) On leaving your mic on, Lindsay, come on!: “Lohan retreated to the patio for a smoke. She still had her mike on, so anyone wearing headphones could hear her. ‘I’ve got one assistant passed out at my house and the other one in the Palisades saying he wants to hang himself. Life’s great.'”

15) “I mentioned the scene at the house where she dissolved into tears. I may have said that she still had a gift and that it shouldn’t be squandered. Lohan’s eyes filled. ‘I know. I’m trying. I’m really trying.’”

[Photo: New York Times Magazine]

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