As she prepares to make her stage debut in London, actress Lindsay Lohan reflected on career and family plans, and implied that during her community service at the Los Angeles County Dept. of Coroner, she was tasked at one point to move Whitney Houston's body.
Calling her monthslong stint in late 2011 and early 2012 "[Expletive] and inappropriate," Lohan, 28, told the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph that "a lot of other people were meant to do , and they were like: 'No, they can't handle it. Lohan can.' It's different for me than it would be for other people -- like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in L.A. and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston," the famed singer who died Feb 11, 2012.
Lohan's community service ended shortly afterward, with a sterling report from the judge in her probation. "I know it sounds really dark and strange, but I thought it would be a lot worse," Lohan, originally of Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor, told the paper. "I kind of regulated a lot of it. I'd tell people: 'You didn't fold that sheet properly,' because I'm OCD with folding."
It was during this time, she said, that she realized, "OK, wait. Something needs to change, and I think that's me."
She went on to star in a TV movie, an independent film and a reality miniseries. Now, of her Sept. 24 stage debut in a West End revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," she mused, "I like the idea of being able to fight for what I lost, essentially," adding, "I lost a lot of . . . I wouldn't say . . . I don't think 'respect' is the word . . . trust from a lot of people. And I don't mind gaining that back."
As her for future, she said, "I'm glad that I'm finding my way. I want to work for this next year, and then take some time, and hopefully fall in love, and hopefully have a family. Now I see all these kids that are living so fast. I think: I've been there. I want to hold them, and say: It's not worth it."