Lindsay Lohan is back in front of the camera after landing a sweet gig as a spokesperson for a new website. While it’s definitely a major win for Lohan, who’s had a dearth of acting work lately and instead has spent her time occupying more of a relaxed “celebrity expat in Europe” headspace while making controversial comments about Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump. Once you see her in this new role, though, you’ll wonder how this gig fell into her lap and, furthermore, what made her want to take it. Truly, you will be in awe, just as I was when I first saw the ad; whether that is a good thing or not remains to be seen. All I know right now is that this gig is weirdly kind of a good fit for Lohan.
On Tuesday, Lawyer.com, a new website dedicated to helping regular folks with various kinds of legal concerns find the right lawyer, dropped their new campaign onto the internet — nay, the unsuspecting world — and what to our wondering eyes did appear? Why, Ms. Lohan looking incredibly chipper and having ditched that very unusual accent she was sporting a few years ago.
The gist of the ad is that Lohan is here to talk to us about Lawyer.com and why she wanted to be the spokesperson for the up-and-coming company. The entire ad is predicated on jokes about Lohan’s highly publicized legal problems, which she herself comments on in the ad, so it’s not entirely at her expense. Essentially, why wouldn’t we trust Lohan to know what it takes to find a good lawyer when she’s had to do it herself?
“When Lawyer.com first reached out to me, I was confused and a little scared because I thought I was in trouble,” Lohan tells us. “But when they asked me to be their spokesperson, I was intrigued. After meeting with the team, I realized Lawyer.com is just about helping people. From getting a DUI — let’s not pretend I didn’t get one, or two, or three or some others — it’s so simple, and it’s free.”
Funny, right? Yeah, I didn’t laugh that much either.
According to one of the pages on Lawyer.com dedicated to Lohan’s partnership with the company, this ad isn’t the only one she has created, and it might not be the last — she’s got a 12-month contract with the company. There could be a heck of a lot more corny ads based on her colorful (and that’s putting it mildly) past in the works. Not only that, but Lohan has somehow parlayed this opportunity into not only being a spokesperson for the company but also a marketing and brand advisor, which will make her part owner of Lawyer.com. Wild.
Listen, we may not have been expecting this from Lohan, but, as previously mentioned, it makes sense and it seems like it’s a good fit for her. She’s clearly trying to branch out from acting and try to stick the landing in some way, so why not this? It’s been a heck of a couple of years for Lohan; let’s hope this is the beginning of a smooth descent back into normalcy for her.