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Interviews with Lindsay Lohan

Interview: Lindsay Lohan by Ask Men

why is she famous?

Lindsay Lohan is as famous for starring in movies like Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded as she is for her new music video "Rumors," off her debut CD entitled Speak. And of course, of late, her personal relationships and her severe weight loss have been the topic of many tabloids as well.

quick bio

Lindsay Morgan Lohan was born in Long Island on July 2, 1986. Her mother Dina is a former Radio City "Rockette," while her father Michael was a long-time Wall Street trader, and then struck it rich with a family pasta business. Of late however, her dad has run into problems with the law and began serving up to a 4-year sentence since May 2005.

Lindsay was raised in Long Island, and was such a natural beauty that she began modeling at the age of 3. She was the first redheaded child ever signed by the renowned Ford Modeling Agency.

Capitalizing on her flair for performing, she was cast in over 60 TV commercials.

In 1996, Lindsay got her big break when she was cast on the long-running NBC soap Another World. Shortly after, she played estranged twin sisters in Disney's remake of the hugely successful family comedy The Parent Trap (1998).

More recently, Lohan starred in the movies Freaky Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls, and has made numerous appearances on TV, award shows, tabloids, and night clubs near you.

After a recent burnout and hospital visit, Lindsay began promoting her new album Speak, on which you can hear singles like "Rumors," "First" and "Over."

Lindsay sat down with us to talk about her new album, Speak, her future plans and, of course, her breasts.

And if you just can't get enough of this beautiful redhead, check out her official site.

Q: You were suffering from exhaustion a couple of weeks ago, but you've been doing interviews all day, what's up with that?

I was just over-scheduling myself and not taking care of myself, I have been slowing things down now, so it has been getting a little better.

Q: Tell us about your album.

I am really excited about it. I'm actually going to go into band rehearsal after this. It is really exciting, I have been working on this with Universal and Casablanca, and it has just been really awesome.

Q: Are there any musicians you would like to do a duet with?

God... Rolling Stones, Melissa Etheridge, Eminem, Jay-Z. I think Christina Aguilera is great, I would love to work with her.

Q: Do you think there may be a backlash because there is too much Lindsay on TV?

The only thing that is out there about me is in the tabloids. Other than that, I haven't really been doing a lot of press. Now, I am doing magazines and stuff for my album, but I think it is okay for now. When I'm not working, I won't be out there as much.

Q: Do the tabloids get to you?

I accept it as part of the business. It gets frustrating hearing certain things but you just have to ignore it, there's really nothing you can do about it. I understand that it's a part of what I wanted when I came into this and that is really all there is to it.

Q: We remember hearing that you wanted to start a family early like Britney; is that important to you?

I don't know if that is something that I want to think about right now. I did say that I wanted to be a young mom, just because my mom was a young mom. It is better because I can be closer to my kids and stuff. My mom is very close to me and it has been really cool having a mom that's closer to my age because she can go out with me and stuff.

Q: Everyone writes about your personal life, like issues about your father or about your ex-boyfriend [Wilmer Valderrama]. Coming out of your relationship, would you date someone who isn't a celebrity?

I have always been willing to date someone who is either in the public eye or isn't in the public eye, that has never made a difference to me. It just depends on how the person is as a person and if we connect on a certain level.

Q: Now that you're an adult, do you find a lot of older men approaching you or is it the same type of guy who approaches you?

It is the same type; it was always people who were older, which is a good thing for me, because I like older men.

Q: Were you surprised with the attention your breasts got?

That came as a shock to me but it was really flattering.

Q: Do you want to set the record straight as to whether or not they are real?

They are.

Q: What can we expect from you in upcoming months?

We decided on the next single, which is going to be "Over." That is something that I wrote, it is due to some personal issues that I have had. It is really heartfelt and stuff, and is really important to me. Herbie: Fully Loaded was recently released in June 2005, and I am starting a new movie called Lady Luck. I am not sure what's going on after that, I am just taking it day by day.

An Interview with Lindsay Lohan by IGN

IGNFF's Jeff Otto talks one on one with Freaky Friday star Lindsay Lohan. by Jeff Otto

August 6, 2003 - After drawing excellent reviews for playing the dual role of twin daughters in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan took a few years to let her fame settle down and deal with that normal teenage girl world of high school. In the meantime she acted in a few Disney Channel movies and focused on her singing career.

When she was offered the role of Anna in the Disney remake of Freaky Friday, she jumped at the chance. Besides playing opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, she'd get to sing and learn to play guitar. What teenage girl could pass up the chance to play a mother? For Lohan, this was a great opportunity.

Lohan looks like a normal teen. She doesn't appear changed by her fame and, unlike many of the girls who were in my high school class, she's easy to talk to and very nice. Of course, ten years ago I probably wouldn't have had the nerve to talk to her either. I got a chance to meet Lindsay and talk about her role in Freaky Friday, working with Jamie Lee and her future as an actress and singer.

IGN FILMFORCE: Why has it been so long since you've acted in a feature film?

LINDSAY LOHAN: When I did Parent Trap, I was ten. I was thrown off by the whole fame thing. It came all at once and Parent Trap was an amazing movie. ...How do you do something that can top that? I wanted to go to school and be a normal kid... I went to high school and I did two Disney Channel things which were fun, just to keep up. And then, Freaky Friday came along and it was just like, 'Wow, this is a great script and it would be perfect for me to come back with this.'

IGNFF: Did you watch the original Freaky Friday?

LOHAN: I saw the original Freaky Friday but I don't really want to go based on that. ...This is very different from the original. It's the same structure: the mother-daughter switching places... but my character is punk rock which is kind of tom-boyish, but it has more of an edge rather than being a tom boy. I didn't really go based on that and also it's Jodie Foster... I didn't want to try to be like Jodie Foster and do a terrible job and be really embarrassed.

IGNFF: Did you draw on the inspiration of your own mother at all in this role?

LOHAN: Sometimes. My mom stands a certain way and she has really good posture. So I took that from her. And whenever I slouch she goes over and she puts my back up straight. She'll probably notice that. ...My mom is a really cool mom. Jamie's character in the movie is very square and my mom is not very square. My mom is more like Jamie in real life.

IGNFF: Were you familiar with Jamie Lee's other work, or more specifically the horror movies?

LOHAN: Yeah, I'd seen all her Halloween stuff. They were so scary but I forced myself to see them with my brother and his friend and I loved them. And I saw True Lies. Her husband is an amazing actor also, Chris Guest. I'd seen a bunch of Jamie's movies and I think she's so great. She just has this thing about her when she's on screen you just can't stop looking. She has this thing about her. She's just really fun and outgoing. She's really cool. She's a great person.

IGNFF: Mark Waters (Director of Freaky Friday) said that he shot video footage of you and Jamie Lee to help you prepare for the roles. Can you tell me more about this?

LOHAN: I think that was a great idea on Mark Waters' part. We sat in a room, Jamie and I, and she read the whole script as she would have read it, as if there was no changing. It was really great to watch it back. I didn't watch it all back because we got the gist of each other. When we spent more time with each other as the characters, I kinda became my character throughout the movie, Anna. So then when I was Jamie, it was completely different. And the wardrobe helps a lot. I mean, when you see a mother in fishnets and a mini schoolgirl type outfit and a's gonna help.

IGNFF: You have a song on the Freaky Friday soundtrack, "Ultimate." Is a singing career something you plan to pursue?

LOHAN: I've always been interested in singing and I've always been singing and dancing since I was little. It's hard right now, because there are a lot of other girls coming out. ...I don't want to just be one in the pack. I want to separate myself. I think who's doing a great job of that right now is Liz Phair... She's a really cool sound and she's just different...

IGNFF: Is there a particular style you will be going for in your own music?

LOHAN: I go through phases where I need to hear some pop and some N' Sync. I don't know exactly what I'm gonna do yet. I don't want to stay away from anything yet, because I don't really know. I probably won't be singing country, I know that. Because that's not all of my fan base and I want to do things that my sister's gonna like...Once I sign with a label, when I start meeting with people, then I think I'll be able to find where I should be at. To give you an answer, kind of rock hip-hop, if you could imagine that. Hip-Hop beats with a guitar. I want to be edgy because I'm 17...

IGNFF: Do you get to sing and dance in your next movie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen?

LOHAN: I do sing in it, but it's different singing. It's not like I'm going to go singing in every movie I do. I just want to say that now, because then people are going to be like, 'Well, does she need to sing in every movie to make the movie work?' It just so happened that there was singing in the script. The singing in this is more pop/hip-hop and there's dancing in it, which I really wanted to show people that I can dance as well so that I can show people two different sides. So when I do come out with my singing then people can accept me as either/or, whichever I decide to go...We're just having so much fun making this. We have a great director. She's a genius. Her name's Sarah Sugarman... My character, she's really out there, she's really eccentric...

IGNFF: You have a website now, How much involvement do you have in that?

LOHAN: I'm involved in, like, everything. If I had the time to do it myself [I would], but I wouldn't want to do a website for myself because that would just seem weird. I want to interact with my fans and I want to let people know what I'm doing and stuff like that because I'd want to know. I think that's a really cool thing. So I'm pretty involved in it.

IGNFF: Is there a particular actor that has taught you or helped you the most in your career?

LOHAN: When I worked with Dennis Quaid [on The Parent Trap] he would give me a lot of good things to keep with me for my career and stuff. Alec Baldwin has been a really good friend of mine for a while. He's a really good person and he's given me some great advice. ...Jamie's taught me a lot.

IGNFF: Who would you switch roles with for a day?

LOHAN: Madonna. I would switch roles with Madonna for a day. Or if Audrey Hepburn was still alive, Audrey Hepburn. I love Audrey Hepburn. She's one of my idols also.

Interview: Lindsay Lohan "Mean Girls" by Dark Horizons

Posted: Friday April 30th, 2004 9:31 PM, Author: Paul Fischer,
Location: Los Angeles, California

If one was to believe recent tabloid reports, Lindsay Lohan is not so much a mean girl but a party girl. But Lohan is the first to deny such rumours, despite arriving for interviews promoting her latest film, the ferociously comic Mean Girls, looking exhausted and not as 'up' as she was when we spoke about Freaky Friday. "I'm tired and didn't do anything," Lohan says laughingly. Taking time to warm up, Lohan is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a late breakfast, sporting what the soon-to-be 18 -year old starlet describes as a "vintage T-shirt". When it comes to discussing her Mean Girls role as a na´ve teenager caught up in a world of adolescent meanness,

Lohan acknowledges that she can relate to both the outsider and mean-spirited natures of this latest character, which manifest themselves throughout. "I think I can relate to both. I mean, in high school, you kind of mix around with different people, and you become different -- you know what I mean? You hang out with different people and you kind of are that person when you're in that group of people." That is precisely the predominant theme of Mean Girls, a satiric comedy penned by TV scribe and actress and Tina Fey. The film revolves around Cady Heron (Lohan) who was raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, and thinks she knows about "survival of the fittest." But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.

Lohan insists that she was not necessarily a part of a particular clique while in high school. "They called someone who got along with everyone a floater, which is what I kind of was," says Lohan. Throughout the film, Lohan has to undergo a subtle metamorphosis from shy to mean girl, in order to fit in with the popular set. Asked which character extreme is more comfortable for her, the actress is quick to respond. "It's more comfortable being the nice girl, but it's more fun being the mean girl, so I wouldn't categorize them together."

While much of Lohan's work has been defined by family-friendly fare such as Freaky Friday and Parent Trap, the actress has no preference tackling the more sophisticated Mean Girls over her Disney comedies. "I do think this has an edgier aspect, and it feels good to do something that's more age-appropriate for me and it's kind of different from anything I've ever done." And Lohan was able to play a character that finally begins as a clean slate. "I think it's a lot more interesting to watch a character go through a transition in a movie. She kind of goes through this transition where you love her, then you almost want to not like her because she becomes mean and she gets lost. But you feel for her because it's not her fault that she's become like this, but the people around her. Then she realizes who she wants to be so I think it's fun to watch that."

Talking about her real high school experiences, it's clear that Lohan is pleased to be done with those formative years. "I'm done with school as I'm going to be 18." Though college waits, Lindsay acknowledges juggling a successful career and academia may not be entirely an option. "It's kind of hard for me in this position. This is what I aspired to do, is what I want to do in life and is what I want my career to be. At this point I just feel I'm not in a position where I can come back and people can go: Oh, she's an established actress and she went to college."

Once there, however, she has her heart set on entertainment law, "just because I'd kind of like to know what's going on with my business rather than having to give it up to everyone else. I think it would just be for my sake, if I continued acting."

Lohan is fast emerging as one of Hollywood's hot starlets, but nothing lasts forever. In commenting on the transition she will soon be making from teenage star to adult, Lohan is philosophical and realises that it is a transition she has to work towards. "I think it gets to the point where everyone has to. Right now, I have la younger fan base, so I don't want to grow out of them and just kind of leave them and not be able to come back to anyone, because once I grow up in movies, I can't really want to go back. So I want to kind of grow with them and find the right material that's not too over the top but kind of is different than this. I'd also like to do Indies and stuff that's less commercial and more serious." That doesn't quite include her next film, yet another remake [her third] of Disney's The Love Bug, "but it's a great script and fun. I don't think there's anything wrong with doing remakes."

As for her private life, Lindsay lives in New York's Long Island, and blissfully single, she says, "Because I haven't found anyone I want to date."

Lindsay Lohan Swaps Bodies with Jamie Lee Curtis in "Freaky Friday" by
From Rebecca Murray,

Lindsay Lohan’s no stranger to Disney movies, or Disney remakes for that matter. She played dual roles as Dennis Quaid’s twin daughters in the remake of "The Parent Trap" back in 1998. And now with her starring turn in "Freaky Friday," she gets to swap places with Jamie Lee Curtis, who plays her mother.
"Freaky Friday" director Mark Waters had nothing but praise for his young star. "Lindsay Lohan is nothing like the character of Anna, who’s this bad attitude, punk-rocking, tough girl… almost a tomboy. That’s not who Lindsay is, and yet, she’s pulled that off brilliantly."

How hard was it to play an adult?
What we did was, we videotaped Jamie [Lee Curtis] doing her character throughout the whole movie and me playing my character throughout the whole movie, and we watched it. Well, I watched it, I don't know if Jamie watched it - I'm just kidding. It kind of helped us figure out little gestures that Jamie would do in a scene, and it would help me become her [more like her] character. It worked out for the better for us, so I thank Mark [Waters, director] for that.

I think it's hard for me to play my character. She's experienced being teenager, I've never experienced being an adult. If I had to play Jamie it would be easier for me, because we're very similar. We have a lot in common. We're very similar in a lot of ways.

Jamie is just very outgoing, and I feel like I'm very outgoing. I feel like I'm pretty easy to get along with and Jamie's very easy to get along with. She's very down to earth and she's a really great person, and really fun.

How was it to see yourself on the cover of “Vanity Fair?”
It was cool. It was fun, I had good time with all the girls. I saw it and I was like - I'm always making fun of myself - I was like, “I don't like how I look, my face looks too fat.” That's how I am. I have to get more confident with myself, that's what I have to do right now.

For girls my age right now, it's important that certain girls are fit and they look a certain way. You have to really get comfortable with your body. You're going to have your insecurities here and there, and I think my insecurities benefit me in a lot of ways, because [they] keep me grounded. It's just a matter of being more comfortable with yourself and growing.

How does acting boost your confidence?
It makes me feel good because it's what I love to do, and if I'm doing what I love to do, then it's giving me more confidence. If people are appreciating what I do, it's giving me more confidence all in all. So it's definitely a plus for me.

Do you fight with your mom?
No, I don't really fight with my mom; my mom and I get along really well. She's an amazing person. She's got four kids and she's doing a great job of it. My parents are great people. I confide in my mom all the time because I think it's important to do that. I feel like it's important to tell her the truth all the time and let her know what's going on, not only because she has experienced it and she'll know I'm lying if I am lying - she's done it before I'm sure - but if she knows what's going on then I'm just more comfortable with her. If I'm doing a certain thing, I don't have to hide it. I feel like I'm a good kid, so she doesn't have much to worry about, and she knows that because I tell her everything.

Did you see the first “Freaky Friday?”
I did. I don't think it's much different. Jodie Foster's character was more of a tomboy in that and my character's more of a punk rocker right now - it's modernized, which is necessary for the audience to like it. That's really the difference between my character and her character. Everything is just taken up a notch a little bit, I think.
I watched it when I heard this movie was being made. My mom knew the movie, she saw the movie, she read the book - they had to read it in school. So I watched the movie just to get an idea of what the storyline was like and see for myself. I didn't want to put too much pressure on myself to be like Jodie Foster was in that, because I'm a different person than her. The more I stress being like her, the more difficult it was going to be for me and it wouldn't have been as fun. People are going to accept me in the way they are going to accept me. Working with Jamie was just a great experience. We really helped each other in a lot of ways and we complement each other, I feel, when we act with each other. We have this great chemistry that worked out amazingly in the film when I saw it.

How has your life changed? Do you get recognized everywhere?
I get recognized everywhere. If people saw “Parent Trap” and the liked it, they are going to know me from my freckles and my reddish hair. It's blonder now. Everyone has a tendency to go blond or really dark, so I'm going towards the blond, but I'm going to stay red though. Last night I was walking past Mel's Diner and there were these little girls outside, and the billboard was right across the street. I didn't realize it, I knew the billboard was there and I saw it, but I didn't think of it, because I don't like to think of myself or anything. I'm just walking past Mel's Diner going back to the hotel. So everyone started looking, and the little girl started whispering, “My God, that's Lindsay Lohan. “ I didn't want to stop, I knew they wanted an autograph because I heard one of them mention it, but I didn't want to stop and be annoying and be like, “Oh, sure,” because they didn't even ask me. It's really cool. It's weird for me for people to want my name on a piece of paper. It's like, “Why? I'm not any different than you.” It's my job. Society is brought up to see that fame is such an intriguing thing and it really is. It's interesting because people really do worship certain people, and people are going to take the time to look things up about me on the Internet. That's really cool.

Do you correct rumors? It was rumored you were dating Aaron Carter.
Aaron and I are good friends and we did date in the past, I'm not going to lie, but it's a personal thing. People are going to find out, and you have to expect that and you have to make the best of it. If people want to know something about you that's really cool, girls want to know and if girls like Aaron Carter and I'm dating him, some girls may hate me because of that. But if they were in my position, they'd feel like why do you hate me because of that? They just see how I am and they won't think that way.

What are you working on now?
I'm shooting a movie in Toronto called “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.”

And you are the ‘drama queen?’
Oh, yes.

Is this your life story?
Almost. My character's a little bit more out there than I am, which is fun for me. She lives every day as if she's acting out a scene. [It’s] with Adam Garcia, Eli Marienthal, Carol Kane, Glenne Headly and Alison Pill. We have a great cast. Sara Sugarman’s [directing].

The Mean Girls Interview

By Lynn B.
Redheads rule! (This writer is prejudiced…being one). 17-year-old actress/singer Lindsay Lohan was, at age three, the first child model with red hair and freckles chosen by the famous Ford modeling agency. Her titian tresses once bothered her but now she’s workin’ the look and it’s hot. Lindsay is on a big roll that started in 1998 with her part as twins in the Parent Trap remake. Then, Freaky Friday and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen cemented her into the pantheon of teen goddesses. She can only move further up the ladder with her role as Cady, a home schooled teen targeted by a trio of Mean Girls.

When we met with Lindsay at the 4 Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, the actress was casual in jeans and a vintage blue “University of Alberta” t-shirt made into a cute tube top. Her only jewelry was a honkin’ big blue watch decorated with tons of silver and diamond bling. She had a great tan that semi-hid her freckles and her long, red/strawberry blonde locks were resting on her tanned shoulders. Okay, she’s cute all right! We wish we looked that good in a tube top.

Lindsay kicked off her heels, hopped into a chair and curled her legs up under her for our gurltalk session.

AGW: That’s a cool top.

Lindsay: I just bought this t-shirt yesterday. it’s a vintage t-shirt. I know nothing about it. I got it at Lisa Klein.

AGW: Obviously, Cady of Mean Girls is a very different character from who you played in Freaky Friday. Can you relate to both “mean” and “outsider” girls?

Lindsay: Yeah. I think I can relate to both. In high school, you kind of mix around with different people, and you become different — you know what I mean? You kind of are that person when you’re in that group of people. For this movie, they called someone who got along with everyone a ‘floater’. I think that’s what I kind of was. I just kind of played Cady quiet and meek in the beginning and then it was so much easier to see her as a mean girl because her look was so much more drastic, it changed so much.

AGW: Which is more fun to play? Mean or “nice”?

Lindsay: Well, it’s more comfortable being the nice girl, but it’s more fun being the mean girl.

AGW: This is a very witty script. Did you laugh when you first read it and were you familiar with Tina Fey’s work?

Lindsay: Oh yeah. I have been and am a big ‘Saturday Night Live’ fan. So I learned who she was and I read the script and I went to Saturday Night Live with a friend and saw Tina. The person I was with said ‘you should tell her and say hi and let her know that you read her script’. So she dragged me up to her. Tina said ‘Oh my God, you read it? And I was like 'yeah. I really like it’. It was really great talking with her. I love the script so much because it’s not so often that you find a teen film that’s not cheesy. Mean Girls is edgy and smart and quick and fun. People that see it can relate to it.

AGW: Was it important to you to go from a family friendly movie like Freaky Friday to something a little more adult? This is not just a teen movie.

Lindsay: No. I don’t think it is either. I think it has an edgier aspect, and it feels good to do something that’s more age-appropriate for me. That it’s kind of different from anything I’ve ever done. It’s great just growing up in front of everyone and being able to do stuff that I can relate to more.

AGW: Did you feel a little loss without Jamie Lee Curtis on the set?

Lindsay: Yes. And the only person I had was Tina and she wasn’t there all the time because she was back and forth from SNL. So I didn’t really depend on an adult to kind of show up for work and set the tone for the day.

AGW: Did you have a rapport with the girls playing the “mean” girls?

Lindsay: It was hard because they had to play the mean girls (the “Plastics”) and I’m like the innocent one, and it’s like the three of them all the time and then just me. So it was difficult for us. I was nervous that they were going to get along really well and I was just going to be there and completely excluded. But no, they were really cool and we all made it a point to kind of hang out, renting movies and everything. It was really cool. I think because everyone was older. I mean — Rachel’s 25, I think, and Lacey’s 21. They’re like kind of past all that ‘mean’ kind of stuff, which is better.

AGW: Most of these clique movies suggest it’s the girls who are more capable of cruel acts than the boys. Do you think that’s valid, and why?

Lindsay: I think the girls kind of enjoy getting into drama more and fighting. But it’s everyone in high school to an extent. I mean if someone has anything mean to say about the guys, they either fight each other physically or they just let it go. It’s not that big of a deal. But girls really get into it, and they make everything kind of a big ordeal.

AGW: What’s interesting about your character is that she’s a blank slate. She’s been brought up in a completely different culture...

Lindsay: I think so. I think it’s a lot more interesting to watch a character go through a transition in a movie. You love her and then you almost want to not like her because she gets mean and gets ‘lost’ and everything. But you feel for her because it’s not her fault that she’s become like this. It’s the people around her who have thrown her into this, and then she realizes who she wants to be and I think it’s fun to watch that.

AGW: Are you glad to be finished with high school?

Lindsay: Yeah. I’m going to be 18. Someone told me that there is a countdown to my 18th birthday on one website. That’s so cool. So it’s 75 days .I want to go to college but it’s kind of hard for me in this position. This is what I want to do in life. This is what I want my career to be. So to kind of just put it aside now and leave it to go to college, I just feel I’m not in a position where I can come back. People can’t say yet ‘oh, she’s an established actress and she went to college’. I can’t do that yet.

AGW: If you did go to college, what would you study?

Lindsay: I’m really interested in entertainment law. Just because I’d kind of like to know what’s going on with my business rather than having to give it up to everyone else. I think it would just be for my sake.

AGW: What’s the closest thing to a Mean Girl stunt you pulled in school? Or was one pulled on you?

Lindsay: A group of girls and I had this art class where our art teacher just didn’t care if we didn’t go to class and we went to get breakfast because we’d finished our project way ahead of time. So one day, my friends and I snuck out . We’d had an argument and a few of them went back to the art class and left me and went to the teacher and they were like ‘Lindsay cut’. I got a note and was sent home and I was in the tank, and it was like my first detention ever. I was so upset. I was crying, so I went back to the teacher and said that they cut too and didn’t finish their project, they just lied and said they did.

AGW: How do you feel about the transition you’re about to make, from teen actress to adult actress?

Lindsay: Right now, I have a younger fan base, so I don’t want to grow out of them and just kind of leave them and not be able to come back. Because once I grow up in movies, I can’t really go back. So I want to grow with them and find the right material that’s not too over the top. I’d like to do other films. I’d like to do indies and stuff that’s less commercial and more serious. I think it gets to the point where you can only do so many movies about being in high school.

AGW: Your character in Mean Girls is really great at Math? Are you? What was your fave subject?

Lindsay: I’m not bad at math. It just wasn’t my favorite subject. I just did it just to do it. I had a really great American History teacher when I was in 10th grade. He had a way of teaching us that was — he would tell us a story about a personal experience and it would end up being the lesson. He made it more interesting to me and made me want to hear more about it.

AGW: You went to regular school when you weren’t on a set, right? Does that keep you grounded?

Lindsay: Yeah, I think it does, and I think it’s the fact that my friends didn’t really care about it, they were unaffected and that helped. AGW: How do you balance a private life with being a celebrity?

Lindsay: I don’t have the big dating problem yet. I haven’t been dating really yet. I’ve been working. I haven’t found anyone I really want to date.

AGW: Do you think boys are intimidated by going out with someone in the public eye?

Lindsay: I don’t know. Honestly, if they are, then I’m sorry. (laughs) But I’d try to make them feel as comfortable as I could.

AGW: Are you still living back East with your family?

Lindsay: Yes but I’m looking at houses out here because I’ll be working out here this summer and I think it’s a good investment for me to make if I’m out here all the time.

AGW: What are you working on this summer?

Lindsay: I’m in discussion with Disney for The Love Bug. It is another remake, but it’s a great script and it’s fun. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing remakes.

AGW: Is it still going to be a Volkswagen?

Lindsay: Yes.

AGW: What are you driving?

Lindsay: I’m just looking at new cars now. I’m looking at all different types of cars. My dad’s always been really into cars, so he ‘s like a sports car fanatic, so we’ll see.

AGW: Are you a fast driver?

Lindsay: Hey, I’m a safe driver but when I’m with my dad I drive faster because he says ‘go faster, go faster’ and he always says ‘gun it’.

AGW: Whoa, you have a fun dad. Do you have any advice to girls facing this problem with Mean Girls at school?

Lindsay: Just be yourself and ignore it. The more you get caught up in it, and the more you take the time to invest in what’s going on with them, the more it’s just going to make you miserable in high school. It got to the point in high school for me where there was too much drama going on, so I was like ‘I need to get my work done. I need to stop being social’. So I’d say get your work done! Have time for your friends on the weekends. And don’t be passing notes in class. Because I was always writing about someone or something.