Lindsay Lohan, while still living in Dubai with no immediate plans to return for good to the United States, continues her renewed visibility (don’t call it a comeback tour). The latest: a revealing interview in the new issue of W magazine.
Here are five things we learned:
DUBAI IS FEMALE-FRIENDLY “It’s a very big place for female activists. Women have a very strong community. It’s a whole different world, which is really cool. It’s a place you think women don’t have as much of a right to be themselves, but they actually have more than you’d imagine.”
DUBAI IS ALSO A PAPARAZZI-FREE ZONE “There’s a certain calmness that I find there. There’s no paparazzi, no cameras; that’s a big deal for me. I never considered people taking a picture ‘bothering’ me, but I don’t want people to misinterpret who I am as a person if they see me sneezing and they say I’m crying. I do really appreciate having the life where I can just go outside and not have to worry.”
SHE’S DOING AN ALL-FEMALE MOVIE IN SAUDI ARABIA. “To do an all-female project [in Saudi Arabia] is a milestone. Everything happens for a reason. I would have never expected to do a movie at this time that I have such a say in, and coming out of , Riyadh, and Abu Dhabi [United Arab Emirates]. I feel lucky.”
SHE’S A REDHEAD AGAIN “My hair was starting to grow back red, and I was starting to look like a white pumpkin with orange roots, so I was like, ‘This is a sign that I’m meant to go back to red... With blonde hair, you really have to maintain and everything I wear is different. You feel like you have to be blonde. And I don’t want to have to feel like that in life.”
SHE’S NEVER BEEN TO THE OSCARS “But I don’t want to go just to go. I want to go because I have accomplished something great, and I just want to be there for the film. I don’t want any personal thoughts, or, I don’t want to come there with a statement of some kind. I just want to come there and say, ‘I’ve been aspiring to come here on the stage like all the Hollywood greats that I’ve looked up to my whole life — the Elizabeth Taylors, the Marlene Dietrichs, the Anne Baxters — and I’m here. Thank you.’ I just want to say thank you.”
Lindsay Lohan recites eight of her favorite lines from her iconic "Mean Girls" movie in a video made as part of an interview with W magazine.Lindsay Lohan then and nowActress and Merrick native Lindsay Lohan in court, on the red carpet and at work. Lindsay Lohan's roles: 'Mean Girls,' moreLI native Lindsay Lohan's very first movie was released July 20, 1998. Lohan: I’m ‘stalkerish’ about pursuing ‘Mean Girls’ sequelLindsay Lohan also says she is the closest to her family that she has been in years, that she is about to start shooting a film in Saudi Arabia, and that she's found peace living in Dubai.