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Lindsay Lohan: 5 things we learned from her W interview

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan Credit: W Magazine / Brigitte Lacombe

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.”

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