UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan NOT Missing Rehearsals for SPEED THE PLOW, Despite Reports
BWW had reported yesterday that actress Lindsay Lohan, who is set to make her West End debut in the upcoming production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow beginning previews on September 24th, had been showing up late to rehearsals and arriving unprepared.
Today, a rep for the star confirms to Gossipcop.com exclusively that Lohan could not have missed a single practice because rehearsals for the play haven't even started yet! The quote referenced in the report came from a made-up Star magazine story.
About the show:
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.
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.