Lindsay Lohan was fired from Paul Schrader's "The Canyons" this summer and rehired after pounding on the director's hotel-room door and crying in the hallway for 90 minutes, according to an account in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

She additionally held up a crucial bedroom scene, writer Stephen Rodrick described, until Schrader himself disrobed in a successful attempt to make her comfortable.

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The article about the production of the movie, for which Rodrick appeared to have unrestricted access, depicts Lohan as often late to work and frequently a no-show. One day of shooting was wasted, it said, after Lohan partied with Lady Gaga till 5:30 a.m. beforehand. However, the article also lauded Lohan, 26, for a strikingly visceral performance.

A spokeswoman for Lohan did not respond to a request for comment. Lohan's former publicist Steve Honig, told Newsday, "The story was supposed to be about the making of an independent movie, but apparently the writer could not resist the tabloid value of the access he was given."