Lindsay Lohan Vows 'Not to Miss Any London Shows'
Lindsay Lohan sat down with the BBC to discuss her upcoming West End debut in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. Rumors have already started circling that she has been missing rehearsals; however, as BroadwayWorld previously reported she couldn't have because rehearsals haven't even begun. Despite her reputation of being unreliable, Lohan wants to assure people that she will not be missing any London shows.
When asked if she would be missing shows or rehearsals, Lohan stated, "That's not going to happen. That's not on the cards. It's not. I'm at a place in my life where I like the commitment. I'm looking forward to that part of it."
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Lohan began her career at age three and told the BBC that she never got to experience life as a normal child. She admits that she made mistakes, but is happy with the person she has become. She hopes her West End appearance will rehabilitate her public image.
She stated, "I want to be known for my talents and my work that I create, rather than a tabloid sensation. However long it does take, I'm willing to do it. I'm willing to work for it."
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. It will open in the West End on September 24.
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.
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.