Lindsay Lohan speaks to 'Extra' in first interview since rehab: 'There's going to be a lot of steps that I have to go through to... prove myself again.'

lndsay-lohanLindsay Lohan sounded refreshingly poised and mature in her interview Tuesday night with Extra, the actress’ first sit-down with a reporter since her 73 days in rehab at Betty Ford and since her felony grand theft charges. Though the actress was unable to speak about the case, she did talk to interviewer Jerry Penacoli about her troubled past, and desire to rehab her own image. Said Lohan about what she hopes to one day be recognized for: “Great movies. Great films…. That’s what I’ve aspired to do my whole life, and personal incidences in my life got in the way. But I don’t want that to be what I’m known for anymore, you know, the tabloid stuff. That’s not important to me. I don’t like the attention. I don’t want that. I want my attention to come through in my films for the work that I’m doing. Not for if I’m going in the hair salon.”

Lohan spent a good portion of the interview speaking about her future film career — should it exist. Though she says she is eager to get back to acting, she also said she understands that she has a long way to go before she’s able to convince filmmakers that she’s more than tabloid fodder: “I miss being on set,” she said. “I really do miss it. And I know that, you know, there’s going to be a lot of steps that I have to go through to kind of prove myself again and get the trust from people that I respect [and want to] work with. But I’m willing to do what I have to do to get there. Because that’s my passion.”

On Wednesday, Extra will air the second part of Lohan’s interview, which will focus on her new home and Charlie Sheen’s advice for her recovery. But during part one of the interview, it’s clear Lohan is dead-set on turning over a new leaf. Said the actress, hinting at her legal problems, “There’s not a second that goes by where if I do something wrong, I won’t immediately look at the situaiton and say, you know what? That was wrong of me. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that.”

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  • xoxo

    Poor lindsay. After serveral high profile magazine covers declaring she was changing she does the same thing again and now she’s on the bottom of the tentpole doing a story. Too bad Vanity Fair or 20/20 or even CNN don’t want her lying words anymore. Sorry Lindsay but doing an interview with Extra means you’re 15 is over and now you’re officially the new Tara Reid.

    • Bluto

      You’ve pretty much nailed it.

      • nan

        Lindsay is actually the ONLY time i do blame the parents (Dina & Micheal yeah great role models there) what do you expect if you sign your daughter up to Ford Modeling at 3.I am in Air Force and seek ing someone .I need a woman who can love me back …I also got a username mason66 on UniformedMate.Com It’s the largest and best club for seek ing Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Police Force, and the admirers of those who wear the uniform.I just hope you don’t mind me being a soldier …Please Check it out!I’m serious..

    • Cate

      Ditto Bluto

    • Carrie

      Yup- an exclusive with Extra is the final nail in the coffin.

      • jimmyjo

        Sadly EW fell for this “new leaf” BS she is talking..on EXTRA??!! Nobody of real substance gives an exclusive to Extra!!!

    • Loyalty

      She’s on her way to getting her acting chops – look she lied through the interview and made us believe she is really a different person. Wow now that is acting. Miss Lohan your Oscar is waiting for you.

  • Strepsi

    “Lindsay Lohan sounded refreshingly poised and mature” — EW, are you joking?

    ” I don’t want that to be what I’m known for anymore, you know, the tabloid stuff. That’s not important to me. I don’t like the attention.” – SHE SAID IN AN INTERVIEW WITH EXTRA. ( !!! ) If that’s how you feel, Linds, STFU until I see you in the cinema!

    • Drew

      She sounds more poised and mature than you do.

      • AK


    • jimmyjo

      I’m getting tired of EW defending the bad behaviour of stars. Of all the mags I wish EW would write like it truly is instead of being a cheerleader for the losers in the entertainement industry.

  • Kim

    Things must be pretty bad if she is breaking her silence on Extra.

    • stu

      they pay for interviews.

  • blair

    Lindsay I have faith in you but after you’re interview with vanity fair sounded like the interview with elle in 2007 about not going out and changing and now this interview sounds alot like those interviews. Good luck in hollywood

    • Le HIROSHI

      (Hello, “blair.”)

      – – – –

      Kate Ward, thanks for the article, not to mention with the pic – GOOD JOB!

      – –

      @ LiLo: Que le bonheur vous sourie. And good luck.

  • Annie Gerhater

    Leave her alone. She is a glorious specimen of the Aryan nation, I would much rather see a film from her than from all the ghetto stars and the taco celebrities.

    • 8

      Umm Aryan? I hope you’re on meth when you wrote that comment and go shave your back

    • Liddy

      I was actually thinking how OLD she looked in that photo. What has she done to her skin. And no, I’m not jealous and I know I don’t look better than she does. I’m just saying, look at what she’s squandered. It’s a shame.

    • Mole

      Um, you know she’s naturally a redhead, right Eva Braun? So if you had your way she’d be on her way to the crematoriums with the rest of us lesser beings, unless the race war can truly be won with a bottle.

      So, here you go, the attention you craved, the judgement you sought. Have a nice day. Even if you’re anonymously pretending to be racist online for kicks, the fact that you wrote that means there’s truth in that statement somewhere inside you. Hope you can deal with that.

  • Koi Koi

    How old is she? She looks 40!!

    • abadstroller

      Those of us over 40 aren’t sure whether to be insulted or not….

  • lol

    looks terrible, wrinkly skin, duck lips

  • Michael Sacal

    Sheen and Lohan should have their own TV show. It be the opposite of the show with Hart and Lawrence.

    • LSK

      LOVE THIS IDEA! I would watch Sheen + Lohan. Would they be father/daughter or boyfriend/girlfriend? They should totally do a new show together where they essentially play themselves. The writers can write in shoplifting and stealing fur coats from clubs for Lindsay and jewelry from photo shoots too. They should use Charlie’s crazy quotes as dialogue. “Can’t is the cancer of happen” or however it goes.

  • Summer Bay

    Lindsay is actually the ONLY time i do blame the parents (Dina & Micheal yeah great role models there) what do you expect if you sign your daughter up to Ford Modeling at 3.

    • SaraS

      Many people go into show business, modeling, pageants, etc. and don’t end up getting arrested like 6 times and doing all the drugs you can think of.

  • Erick Ruiz

    Dana Plato lookalike?

  • Mary

    She is all washed up, and looking older that 24.

  • bruno

    extra??? would access hollywood not pay well?

  • VLh

    She needs to stop thinking so highly of her self and maybe thinking about doing tv.

    • LSK

      I agree.

  • greyhoundmom

    MATURE is right. She looks like Kim Catrall’s OLDER sister!!!!

  • cam

    She’s been saying “I’ve changed” for years. Why beleive her now? She’s a coniving con person, liar and theif, plane and simple. Always has been, always will. And besides, no matter how “mature” she comes off now, doesn’t mean she’s not guilty of all her previous past (a few weeks/months ago) crimes she’s being prosecuted for. btw. How low are our collective standards that a starlet sounding “reasonable” has become news?

    • Scott

      This is exactly what I was thinking.

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