Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Written by Kirk Baird
She’s not dead. She’s only resting.
There’s something Monty Python-esque about the latest news from the camp de Lindsay Lohan, a one-time actress-turned media circus. Even as the 25-year-old is again trying to get her career pointed in the right direction, she makes news for appearing unconscious in a hotel room, someone gets worried and calls 911, and paramedics show up.
Her publicist told People magazine, the actress "was examined and is fine" and that her condition was due to her "grueling schedule" on the set of the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, an Elizabeth Taylor biopic with Lohan in the starring role.
Lohan also dismissed any concern about her health via a Tweet.
"Note to self.." she Tweeted, "after working 85 hours in 4 days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & 7 paramedics MIGHT show up @ your door."
A week ago, Lohan escaped serious injury when her Porsche smashed into the back of a dump truck on the Pacific Coast Highway. Lohan and her assistant were unhurt. The truck driver alleges that a member of the actress’ entourage attempted to bribe him into not calling the police, while a Lohan publicist denied this, and said that the actress was cooperating fully with the police investigation.
Trouble never seems to be far away from Lohan. As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as luck; you make your own breaks. Could the same be said of misfortune?
Meanwhile, her promising career is suffering. Prior to the Liz & Dick cable film, Lohan was cast in a yet-to-be-released theatrical film, InAPPropriate Comedy, directed by the ShamWow pitchman Vince Offer. She’s also rumored to have a lead role in novelist/screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis’ sex-fueled Los Angeles drama The Canyons, starring adult-film star James Deen.
Her first big-screen comeback, Robert Rodriguez’s 2010 grindhouse nod Machete, did make money — $44 million worldwide — but that was largely based on a reasonable production budget of $10.5 million.
So how distant does Lohan’s Disney past — including a platinum-selling debut record Speak in 2004 — seem now? Lohan was once the freckled angelic face of several Disney family comedy remakes.
For a refresh of her career, check out these Lohan films — proof that once upon a time she was more than a celebrity, she was an up-and-coming actress.
Parent Trap (1998)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Mean Girls (2004)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
What are your thoughts on Lohan's career?