Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at The Weinstein Company's 2012 Golden...

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at The Weinstein Company's 2012 Golden Globe Awards After Party held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Jan. 15, 2012. Credit: Getty Images

Older, wiser, happier . . . what else did the New Lindsay Lohan say about the New Lindsay Lohan in Thursday's big interview with Matt Lauer on "Today" -- her first in six years?

"I really want to focus on my work and that's the first time, I think, ever in my life that I've said that."

And: "It gets very lonely in this industry . . . "

And: "I regret the choices I've made . . . "

Cynical at this point? Warranted, but it was also probably the best TV interview Lohan has ever done. She was calm, focused and precise, and there's not much more you can ask of someone who hasn't been any of those things in recent memory.

Meanwhile, she said this of Saturday's "Saturday Night Live" outing: Yes, she'll poke fun at herself, but "I've spoken to my attorney and I didn't want to be disrespectful to my judge or anything, and . . . [her lawyer] has been really helpful. So I've asked if anything is off-limits, because I'm glad to be in the clear." (Editorial aside: Is she?)

"Some of the things were acceptable, and we'll see if we can get them together and write them the right way. I want to poke fun at myself."

Lohan was also on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night. Also, her "SNL" promos, now online, do indeed suggest a bit of self-parody.