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.
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) June 26, 2014
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.
“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.”
— Will Gompertz (@WillGompertzBBC) July 11, 2014
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.
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