Lindsay Lohan is set to make her theater debut on London’s West End this November in a production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow.
“It’s the first time I’ve done a stage play or anything like that. I’m nervous but I’m excited” said Lohan.
She announced her plans at a Moschino fashion show in London on June 17th, mentioning to a New York Times reporter that she has been in town for months preparing for the play.
Lohan will take on the role of Karen, originated by Madonna on Broadway in 1988. Speed-the-Plow is a satirical play about the activities of Hollywood producers and was most recently staged in a Broadway revival in 2008.
ready for my close-up! xo pic.twitter.com/PsbJT89lOG
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) June 20, 2014
Though Lohan has confirmed her participation in the production both verbally and through Instagram and Twitter posts, there has been no official announcement that the production is moving forward nor that Lohan has been cast.
Her most recent project, the Bret Easton Ellis film The Canyons, received mixed reviews and didn’t provide the comeback performance Lohan was hoping for.
Despite this, Lohan appears to be very committed to her current project, with reports surfacing that she has in fact moved to London in order to thoroughly prepare for her role.
According to a source from RadarOnline (sounds reliable), “Lindsay’s convinced everyone in America is out to get her, but she’s had the opposite experience in London. She loves British culture and says people have treated her with respect for the first time in years. Now she’s looking into the immigration process and planning a full-time relocation.”
While all this sounds dandy, there have been rumors circulating of bad behavior at the same Moschino fashion show where she announced her plans to appear in Speed-the-Plow.
A source (do these people EVER have names) told The Daily Mirror that “Lindsay was dancing on the table and couches by the DJ booth. Her table were getting through a lot of Tequila Patron. Everyone was talking about her being smashed.”
Doesn’t seem London will be too much kinder to Lohan than America has been, but I’m hoping Lindsay will surprise us all and take this play by storm. Unless, of course, the whole thing is “a very grand and very sad delusion,” as the champs over at The Daily Beast say. Nice.
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