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Lindsay Lohan determined to restore reputation with West End debut


Lindsay Lohan is determined to prove she is a changed woman by vowing not to miss a single rehearsal or show as she prepares to make her West End debut in a new production of David Mamet's "Speed-The-Plow."

The former child star has developed a reputation for tardiness in recent years after struggling with a variety of personal problems, culminating in a court-ordered 90-day rehab stint last summer.

She has been working to rebuild her flailing acting career ever since, and reveals she is banking on her new job as Karen, her first ever stage role, to show industry executives her true worth.

Lohan insists she will not be hitting headlines for skipping shows once rehearsals begin in the coming weeks, telling the BBC, "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.

"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."

She confesses she feels "very lucky and excited and nervous" to make her debut in London's theater district and adds, "There's a different standard to it here. It seems more prestigious. It seems a bit more serious and that's something that I really want to experience."

The "Mean Girls" star has been spending an increasing amount of time in the British capital in recent months and she admits she is considering moving to London "for good," because celebrities don't dominate the national news and TV scheduling.

She explains, "I've noticed here, watching the news, you guys have such a different outlook. In the U.S. starting at 5pm it's TMZ, it's all these shows talking about people's personal lives and here I don't notice any of that - it's news and politics and music.

"So it's nice to be able to turn on the TV and not everything is about gossip. That's a really nice feeling."

The revival of satirical play "Speed-the-Plow" is due to run for 10 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre starting September 24.

Jul 11, 2014 5:24PM
if she wants to turn her life around, she should start with dumping her parents. She seems to think her Mom is good for her, that old hag is a big part of Lindsey's problems.
Am always rooting for someone working hard to turn her / his life around...Best of luck to the star.
Jul 11, 2014 7:22PM
I think a lot of people could act in movies or on TV if they were given a chance. There are very few actors that have real talent. There are some that are really gifted and they are usually quite popular. I'm not sure if Lindsey Lohan quite fits that bill yet. Perhaps someday. I hope she realizes that her fame can be quite fleeting and what she has enjoyed up until now can disappear in a moment. It's a difficult task to get sober and I wish her the best in that regard.
Jul 11, 2014 7:16PM
Wow!! What do you say to a person that has addictions, but still goes to bars and parties? Just the same you would say to anybody. When you are ready to take your life serious, stop doing stupid things. It is not like this person is a teenager anymore, but an adult that has flushed her life away, so far, with Alcohol & Drugs. This is exactly what Whitney did and look where that led.
Jul 11, 2014 3:56PM
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