Actress Lindsay Lohan, who is now free after 13 days in jail and less than a month in rehab, gave a very revealing interview featured on the cover of the upcoming October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine (pictures below).
The 24 year-old actress posed for photographer Norman Jean Roy on a yacht in Los Angeles on her birthday (July 2), a couple of weeks before going to jail. In the interview, Lindsay revealed her father Michael Lohan is the main source of all her traumas and defended herself saying she was never an alcoholic and never abused prescription drugs.
Lindsay promised to focus on her career. She wants people to stop seeing her as a party girl and start giving her credit for her acting skills. “I know that I’m a damn good actress. … And I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible—but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes,” she said.
Here are some highlights from Lindsay Lohan’s Vanity Fair interview:
On her estranged father: “The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you’d be, like, happy that your father’s there. But then he has to go and do an interview right after. I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life.”
On alcoholism: “If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am, then putting a [SCRAM] bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking—so that says something, because I was fine.”
On drug abuse: “I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have—never in my life. I have no desire to. That’s not who I am. I’ve admitted to the things that I’ve done—to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ’cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, O.K., ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.”
On her move to Los Angeles: “It was very go-go-go and I had a lot of responsibility; and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore—I was 18, 19—with a ton of money and no one really here to tell me that I couldn’t do certain things … And I see where that’s gotten me now, and I don’t like it.
Lindsay Lohan October 2010 Vanity Fair Pictures
[images: Vanity Fair]