Lindsay Lohan's London Comeback
OK, we’ll be the first to admit it. We’d heard Lindsay Lohan was having trouble remembering her lines and, judging from her past performances, we expected her West End debut to be a massive misfire, but we were wrong! Lindsay has not only won rave reviews for her role in Speed the Plow, but she’s also on the brink of making a grand comeback in Hollywood!
Lindsay’s Perfect Play
The troubled actress has won a slew of solid reviews for her West End debut, with critics hailing her performance as “perfectly creditable” and insisting she has “real presence” on stage. The Freaky Friday star faced the notoriously tough theatre critics on the opening night of the show at London’s Playhouse Theatre last week, where she garnered a largely positive response. The Guardian’s Michael Billington branded the production “tame” and “underpowered” but insisted LiLo was on top form, writing: “Lindsay Lohan gives a perfectly creditable performance in this revival of David Mamet’s acerbic, anti-Hollywood satire. Whatever her colourful past, Lohan brings on stage a quality of breathless naivety that is far and away the most interesting thing in the show.” He added: “She holds the stage with ease and doesn’t let the side down.” Paul Taylor of The Independent was also impressed with her, writing: “Given the circumstances and the glare of publicity, it would have been understandable if she’d succumbed to traumatic mutism at tonight’s press performance, so it’s good to report that she was completely on top of the script. Bravo to Lindsay Lohan for turning in a deftly delineated characterisation.”
It seems Lindsay, 28, is extremely settled in London and wants to star in a British film when her current stage project is over in November. “I would love to do a British movie, depending on the script, I’m open to all possibilities,” she said after the show. Unfortunately, the redhead is likely to fly back to the USA after convincing her Mean Girls co-stars to start work on a sequel. LiLo starred in the 2004 teen comedy and has reportedly convinced original writer Tina Fey and actress Amanda Seyfried to reunite 10 years on, after they took part in a photoshoot for US magazine People. An insider told the UK’s Sunday People newspaper: “Lindsay spent most of her day joking around with her former castmates. They all got on so well that they have managed to get Tina to write them a proper sequel. It would, of course, see Lindsay make a much-needed return to Hollywood and possibly launch a full-scale movie comeback. This is great news for her.”