A new article has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, and it is absolutely fascinating, describing in great detail all the trials and tribulations that came along with hiring Lohan for her most recent, ultra-low budget flick, THE CANYONS. It seems like almost nothing is off limits, with the author sharing the struggles director Paul Schrader faced as Lohan fought him on everything from casting and his directing style to getting naked for the film’s climactic sex scene (shot in a single 14 minute take…). Some highlights include:
–Lohan being fired before the start of filming and screaming and crying outside of Schrader’s hotel room door for 90 minutes before leaving
–Lohan crossing out and replacing names of already cast co-stars in her script, including male lead James Deen
–Lohan and manager Steve Honig jumping out of a preapproved car one day while heading out for lunch, all because they insisted on going out without a chaperone.
–The crew being forced to film an important scene completely handheld to accommodate Lohan’s acting.
And if you’re automatically assuming (as I initially did) that much of the article could be exaggerated, TMZ is reporting that Lohan admits most of the incidents described are true, except for one episode of drunk driving (you’ll see).
Click here to read the entire article (trust me, the five minutes is completely worth it…), and be amazed at what the experience of working with Lindsay Lohan is like.
Sadly, while the article is a fantastic read, in the end, THE CANYONS was rejected from Sundance and producers are still trying to find a buyer.