Lindsay Lohan Reveals SPEED THE PLOW is 'Completely Out of My Comfort Zone'
In an exclusive interview with the UK's Dailymail at last night's GQ Awards, film star Lindsay Lohan opened up about making her West End theater debut later this month in David Mamet's SPEED THE PLOW.
The 28-year-old insists that she has her priorities in order as she embarks on her latest creative endeavor. "Being here in London is all about me this time," she remarked. "It's about getting away from New York and Los Angeles and starting afresh, which is all very exciting for me. I love London and lived here for eight months once before, so it feels like home."
The 'Mean Girls' star appears to have put her partying past behind her as she takes on the role. "I'm not partying tonight, I'm going home as I need to be at work tomorrow. This is what it's all about. I had a great night, but I was so, so nervous." She also shared that she remains a bit jittery about the venture. 'I'm working hard, and yesterday was my first day of reading lines on stage. It was hard work and very scary, but that was what I came prepared for." She adds, "I've been acting since I was a child, but this is something completely different and out of my comfort zone."
Read the interview in full here
Speed-the-Plow is a play comprised of three long scenes about Hollywood executives who dream of making it big in the film industry. They endure a constant struggle between what is more important: making money or upholding the quality and value of the artwork.
The play premiered on Broadway in 1988 featuring Madonna in the role of "Karen," the role Lohan plans to take on in November. The original production was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. In 2008, a revival of Speed-the-Plow opened on Broadway featuring Jeremy Piven, Raúl Esparza, and Elisabeth Moss.
Lohan made her motion picture debut in Disney's remake of The Parent Trap (1998), a critical and commercial hit. Her next motion picture, Disney's remake of Freaky Friday (2003), was also a success at the box office and with critics. With the release of Mean Girls (2004) and Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), she seemed destined for great things. Lohan's debut studio album, Speak (2004), was certified platinum. Her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005), was certified gold.
Between 2010 and 2013, Lohan went into rehabilitation three times, and spent much of her time entangled in legal problems stemming from misdemeanors and probation violations. In 2012 and 2013, she did further television work, including starring as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film Liz & Dick (2012). In 2013, she starred in Paul Schrader's independent film The Canyons.