Q&A Lindsay Lohan
By Sean Doorly
Lindsay Lohan was born in Long Island, New York, and was only 3, when she began her career as a Ford model. She soon jumped to acting -- first appearing in numerous commercials and then a regular gig on a soap opera.
She shot to stardom in her films, "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday," and "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen." Now at 17, Lohan stars in the new film "Mean Girls" from Paramount. She plays Cady Heron who's been raised in the African bush and home-schooled her whole life. She's in for a rude awakening when she enters high school in Chicago for the first time at 15.
She must navigate the classroom jungle and battle the toughest predator of all-- popular girls.
"Mean Girls" is all about cliques. Were you in one in high school?
A: I switched
schools in 10th grade, so I can relate to my character on that level--
because it's difficult meeting new people.
A: She changed who she was, so people would like her. I don't think I would do that.
Q: What was it like working with Tina Fey?
A: She's really
cool. She's really down to earth and fun. It was very convenient to have
the writer on the set, because if you have any questions she's right there.
A: I'm excited about "SNL." I think it should be fun.
Q: You were only 10 when you starred in "The Parent Trap." How did you handle all that attention at such a young age?
A: I went back
to school. I was out of school for eight months filming that movie. After
I finished, I wanted to go back to school. I didn't tell my friends where
I was, or what I did.
A: They said,
"why didn't you tell us?" It's weird to talk about that stuff.
They were cool about it -- they didn't really care.
A: It's rock meets hip-hop. It has a lot of guitar.
Q: Who are your influences?
A: I'm a huge Prince and Madonna fan. I also like N.E.R.D. and Outkast. It ranges from everyone.
Q: If you weren't an actress, what do you think you do for a career?
A: I would probably be in the fashion industry-- something completely different. Or I would study entertainment law.
Q: You've worked in film and television, which do you prefer?
A: I like film.
I guess because I'm more used to film-- it's more comfortable for me.
It's three months and your done.
A: Yeah I don't like that. I'm 17, I don't want a 9-5 job.