It’s no secret that troubled actress Lindsay Lohan – who shot to fame in films like Parent Trap and Mean Girls – has been hounded by the paparazzi and splashed across newspaper headlines. And while her antics have landed her in trouble with the law several times over, the pressure of fame seems to share some of the blame.
The Liz and Dick actress – who has endured five stints in rehab and been arrested six times in recent years – feels “bullied” by the constant attention surrounding her personal life and thinks other stars would have crumbled under the pressure and speculation.
She said, “Since I was a kid, I’ve loved being on camera. Don’t misconstrue that; I didn’t strive to have flashbulbs at dinner or people who don’t know me calling TMZ. And 99% of the time, it’s not true. I feel bullied. I can’t think of any actor who has been subjected to such extreme publicity who hasn’t, like, committed suicide.”
However, the 26-year-old star believes her past experiences made her perfect for her latest role as Dame Elizabeth Taylor, though she insists she has always taken a more professional approach to her work than the late star.
She told Us Weekly magazine: “Everything I’ve gone through made me ready to play Liz. Elizabeth was drunk on sets. I’ve never been drunk on set, ever. I did my time and I respect the law.”
We just hope LiLo’s learnt from her past and is back on the straight and narrow!