Lindsay Lohan may be trying to make amends for her former wild-child behavior, but there’s one person in Hollywood who’s happy to be done with her. The Canyons director Paul Schrader made quite a statement at the Venice Film Festival on Friday about his leading lady.
He told reporters, “Today I am free. In the past 16 months, I have been hostage to Lindsay Lohan. She is a great actress, she should be here, but her behavior is unspeakable.”
Her behavior on the set of the film was notoriously documented in a January New York Times article. It talked about her tardiness, immaturity and insecurities while working on the movie.
Lohan was expected to attend the European film festival to support her role in the movie, but she was a no-show.
A source explained the 27-year-old’s absence to Us Weekly. “[N]obody thought it was a good idea for her to go. That sort of atmosphere, the festival, the parties. The culture of it is drinking and celebration and not in line with keeping her on the right track.”
The Mean Girls star has been working hard to get her Hollywood career back on track after her court-ordered 90-day stint in rehab. She already sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey, hosted Chelsea Lately and shot a guest spot on HBO’s Eastbound & Down.
There’s even a rumor circulating that Lohan has been asked to be the first guest host of the season for Saturday Night Live. With things looking up for the starlet, she didn’t need to be around the festive atmosphere in Venice.
However, even with her big comeback, we somehow doubt Schrader will be working with Lohan anytime soon.