Lindsay Lohan’s spot on the Today show is set to air tomorrow morning, and the network has released some tidbits about her appearance from the show. She talks to host Matt Lauer about being sober and wanting to prove herself in the acting world.
She said that she is “clean and sober” and wants “to continue to move forward and in the right direction.”
She is gearing up for her hosting duties on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, but said, “I still need to go through the process of proving myself.”
Lindsay is almost where she wants to be with her DUI court case and was asked by Matt if she was in denial when they spoke last. To that, she responded, “Definitely. And I think it was – it’s a scary thing to have to kind of express to people. I wasn’t as comfortable with myself then. I think it was a fear factor that I had about what was really going on. And, you know, I had to get that wake up call.”
She also said that she is avoiding the night life, saying, “That’s not my thing anymore. I went out, actually, a few months ago with a friend. And I was so uncomfortable. Not because I felt tempted, just because it was just the same thing that it always was before. And it just wasn’t fun for me. I’ve become more of a homebody. And I like that.”
Matt then asked, “Do you think people have gotten back, or can get back to the point where they trust you? In other words, professional people? You know, if they say to you, ‘Come host ‘Saturday Night Live’, that’s a big commitment. And do you think the producers and directors of movies and television projects are going to get back to the part where they can go, ‘You know what? Yeah, we can count on Lindsay. We can bank on her?'”
In response, she said, “I think that’s gonna take – I think that takes time. And I think that it’s actions. Because people can say things all they want, but I think I still need to go through the process of proving myself, you know, with ‘SNL’, being on time, being, you know, keeping my — can’t say the word — but stuff together.”
With regard to her role in the new Elizabeth Taylor biopic, she revealed, “We’re in the middle of casting and figuring – we start production soon. I’ve been doing tons of research. But I’ve always kind of researched her. She’s always been a fascinating woman to me. So I’m really honored. And I will not let anyone down, especially myself.”
She added, “I don’t want people to have that reason to be scared anymore. So being able to have this opportunity with ‘SNL’ and the film, I’m gonna do what I’m supposed to do, and enjoy doing it, and do it as best I can.”
It’s good to see that she’s seemingly on the right track.