Lindsay Lohan Vows to Redeem Her Past in London, Says She May Move There For Good

By: Pam Wright - July 12, 2014

Actress Lindsay Lohan has vowed that she will not miss any shows when she makes her London debut in David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow in September.

It’s a little sad that an actress has to stipulate that she will honor her commitments, but the 28-year-old actress has developed a reputation for being unreliable, even across the big pond.

When asked if she would be docked pay if she missed any shows or rehearsals for the West End production, she told the BBC, “That’s not going to happen.

“That’s not on the cards. It’s not. I want to be known for my talents, rather than a tabloid sensation. I’m at a place in my life where I like the commitment. I’m looking forward to that part of it,” she said.

It seems her reputation as a “drug-taking, alcohol-abusing, hard-partying wild child,” as the BBC labels the beleaguered actress, has preceded her arrival on the London stage.

Lohan told BBC arts editor Will Gompertz she hoped her 10-week appearance at the Playhouse Theatre would help restore her reputation.

“I want to be known for my talents and my work that I create, rather than a tabloid sensation,” she said. “However long it does take, I’m willing to do it. I’m willing to work for it.”

Lohan said she felt “very lucky and excited and nervous” to be making her stage debut in the UK.

“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 actress said she was considering moving to London “for good”.

“I’ve noticed here, watching the news, you guys have such a different outlook. In the US, starting at 5 p.m,. 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,” said Lohan. “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 play opens Sept. 24.

Image via Lindsay Lohan, Instagram

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  • Larry Reid

    Lindsay is a beautiful woman,i’d love to see her portray Natalie Wood in a movie.

    • Eleanor Jacobs

      ew. no lindsy used to be beautiful, but at a tender age began botox and messed up cosmetic procedures.

      • Larry Reid

        jealous?

        • Eleanor Jacobs

          no. of what? her messed up family or origin – constant legal troubles – addiction and failed rehab treatments – looking used up before 30 years old…? no. i just would never sully the memory of Natalie Wood with an actress like Linsey Lohan. Its sad enough they used her to portray Liz Taylor. (and that pic got trashed).

          for a young person with real talent, i feel sorry for her and the turn her life took.

        • William Jones

          Eleanor is Jealous of what? That she isn’t some has been sk@nky, drug addict , alcoholic.

  • ROYALS4EVER

    Lindsay Lohan has freckles on her legs !!!

  • William Jones

    Maybe she can talk Justina Bieber and S K A N K Y Cyrus into going with her.