Lindsay Lohan stepped out of the red carpet last night for the premiere of Liz & Dick (it airs Sunday night on Lifetime at 10 PM EST) in a satiny dress with cut-outs down the front.
She may have skipped out on a Barbara Walters sit-down (rumor is that she refused because Barbara was going to ask probing questions about Lindsay’s drug use, and I guess she’s just not ready for her Whitney Houston confessional moment,) but she did give an interesting interview to US Weekly this week to promote the film.
Here are some of the revealing highlights of that interview (via Celebitchy,) including the fact that she wants to adopt a son.
On her legacy: “I want to be known as an actress, not a troubled starlet. People can think what they want, and the only thing I can do is prove them wrong.”
On kids: “I want to adopt a son.”
She wants to win an Oscar before finding love: “I’m not focused on that yet. I want to do a ton of movies first. After I win an Oscar, I can start thinking about love. I think there are a lot of directors and producers who know I’m a good actress. I just want them to get past the misconception that I’m not reliable, because I am. I’m going to make them believe in me again.”
On regrets and what she learned from Marilyn Monroe: “[I regret] nothing, because then I wouldn’t have been able to cry in scenes at the drop of a hat. I have it tattooed: LIVE WITHOUT REGRETS. I’m not saying I wanted to go to a jail cell, but I’ve drawn from all of it.
“Marilyn Monroe went to an institution and said, ‘I may not belong here like the world thinks I do, but I might as well take what I can get here and use it and help other people. I think that’s what everyone should take from those experiences.”
Why she’s more professional than Elziabeth Taylor:
“Elizabeth was drunk on sets. I’ve never been drunk on set, ever. I did my time and I respect the law.”
Jail was a blessing: “As hard as it was for me to admit it when I was in denial, it was a blessing in disguise. I was in solitary confinement and I took the time to really get into the right headspace.”
Advice for her teenage self: “Don’t drink and drive. And be careful who you surround yourself with.”
Lindsay said on Good Morning America that she got the part of Elizabeth Taylor in this film by “harrassing” the producers. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, one of those producers, Larry A. Thompson said that working with Lindsay was “not for the faint of heart,” but still raved that her “performance was wonderful every day.” Still, “during production I certainly turned 50 shades of white, but we got it in the can and I think it’s good.”
Here’s a shot of Lindsay’s Marilyn Monroe quote on her arm: ‘”Stars, all we ask for is our right to twinkle.” Actually Lindsay’s quote is a little off, here’s the real Marilyn Monroe quote: “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
A few more shots of her dress (she also wore a fur stole with it during part of the evening:)
Do you like her look?