"The Canyons" director Paul Schrader admits that working with Lindsay Lohan included "tardiness, unpredictability, tantrums, absences, neediness" and "psychodrama," but he also adds that it was all worth it given the embattled actress' "natural acting talent."
In a new piece for Film Comment, Schrader compares the 27-year-old star to the late Marliyn Monroe, writing, "I think Lohan has more natural acting talent than Monroe did, but, like Monroe, her weakness is her inability to fake it. She feels she must be experiencing an emotion in order to play it."
That being said, the 66-year-old director adds that this it easy working with such an actress. "This leads to all sorts of emotional turmoil, not to mention on-set delays and melodrama," he writes. "It also leads, when the gods smile, to movie magic. Monroe had the same affliction. They live large, both in life and on screen. This is an essential part of what draws viewers to them."
Schrader says he just wishes it was "easier for Lindsay," writing: "All the drama, the mishegas, all the stress -- that means little. A director can shoot around misbehavior. He can't shoot around lack of charisma."
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Statements like the one made by the director are just made to create headlines. Lohan is the definition of a "train wreck."
When you look up "train wreck" in the dictionary, Lohan's picture is displayed.
When you look up "train wreck" on urbandictionary.com, you see the definition: "Lindsay Lohan."
Lohan's got about three years left before she commits suicide. And she'll probably be tardy for that and mess it up.