Lindsay Lohan, who previously denied the split reports, became the cover girl of Interview magazine for its February 2009 issue.
Here are the highlights of her interview:
On the publicâ€™s misconception of her: â€œI wanted to be a movie star [growing up]. But movie stars are not what they used to be. When I was a kid, I thought movie stars were women and men who were in these great films that we still look at now. But I donâ€™t think there are too many films coming out these days that weâ€™re going to look at in the future and say, â€˜This is one of the great ones.â€™ Like, what is the great film that I will tell my children about? Iâ€™m still going to tell them about the old films, the Hitchcock films. And people my age donâ€™t even know who those people are. I canâ€™t even have a conversation with most people of my generation about that, because theyâ€™d be like, â€˜Okay, sheâ€™s a freak. Somethingâ€™s wrong with her.â€™ And the worst part is, in terms of what people see of me, I have become this girl who just loves to be photographed, doesnâ€™t know how to focus, doesnâ€™t know how to work on set, just loves the attention, knows how to go out at night, knows how to party.â€
On being in Hollywood to act, not to become a celebrity: â€œI just feel as though itâ€™s become a situation where people have manifested this caricature of who I am, and they act as if thereâ€™s no real person inside of it. I mean, people really have come to believe-directors, producers, agents, whoever it may be-that I started in this because I wanted to be a celebrity. But that was never my intention.â€
On not getting the same opportunities as other actresses: â€œBut itâ€™s so impossible for me to actually [go someplace where no one knows me]. When I was in Dubai, there was still press lined up around the hotel. So I find it close to impossible to actually do that. I mean, it is what it is. This is what I asked for, and in this day and age thatâ€™s what actually goes on. But what hurts me the most is that I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just donâ€™t get the opportunities that they get because people are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life. But that doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s going to last forever.”
On her impression of Pharell Williams: Pharrell Williams. He’s an amazing guy. He’s only been really kind to me whenever I’ve met him.
To read the full Lindsay Lohan interview pick up a copy of Interview magazine’s February issue, on newstands January 20th.