As we know, things have been fairly quiet on the Lindsay Lohan front recently. And by ‘fairly quiet’ I mean she’s facing jail time for lying about her role in a car accident that took place last June, but she hasn’t been in any fights with her Mom, and she hasn’t had to call the cops on her Dad. So yeah. Fairly quiet. And the actress also had a highly-anticipated interview scheduled with Barbara Walters (a Sarah Lawrence alum… holla) on 20/20, in which she was supposed to talk about her work on Liz & Dick, and clear up a lot of things up (whatever that means) for viewers. But she’s totally over that now and the interview has just been cancelled. Click inside for more! It’s LiLo!
E! has the story:
The highly anticipated interview with the troubled star and 20/20‘s Barbara Walters, which was supposed to air Nov. 16, will not be happening anymore, since LiLo has reportedly decided not to appear, according to Deadline.
So why did she pull the plug?
A source told the site that Lohan and her new PR team were dissatisfied with the direction ABC wanted to take the interview.
Sources told E! News that Walters went to the set of Liz & Dick during production, where Lindsay showed her some behind-the-scenes action and participated in some interviews. This would have been paired with a new, no-holds-barred interview that Lindsay was scheduled to do with Barbara, for a prime-time special.
The actress has recently become a client of Rogers & Cowan after her former publicist, Steve Honig, quit in late October. Honig, however, declined to elaborate on why he chose to leave his job, telling E! News, “I’m not discussing this out of respect for my client.”
Lohan’s rep has not yet replied to request for comment.
Aw, bummer! Now I’m not sure that I was actually planning to watch this, but I definitely would have been excited to read Trent‘s breakdown of the interview, which would have been sooo awesome. Damn Lindsay! Always messin’ up a good thing, lol.
No, but seriously. Something tells me that no interview could paint LiLo in a very positive light at this point, so her publicists probably made the right decision for her. What do y’all think? Does Lindsay Lohan need to do some kind of interview (to, um, help with her public image), or should her priority be doing her job and staying out of jail?