While you’ve been doing your thing, Lindsay Lohan has been quietly vision-boarding her way right into the most prolific years of her life—and now she’s ready to talk about it. Ahead of the premiere of her upcoming rom-com Falling for Christmas, the icon—and new Cosmopolitan “Work Issue” cover star—digs into her first Netflix project, surviving early-2000s paparazzi, her friendship with Al Pacino, married life in Dubai, and what comes next.
On her feelings about social media and why she’s jealous of young stars today: “I don’t even know. There’s too much of it. No, it is nice. Because now I feel like…when I first started out in the business, none of us had a say in how to control our own narrative. There were paparazzi pictures, and then people ran with it. So I think it’s really good that in this day and age, people can say who they are and who they want to be. And I admire and appreciate that. I’m a little jealous because I didn’t have that. But I think it moves really fast and I just try to keep up as best I can. And I check everything before I post it. I’ll send it to people. Because you have to.”
On how she’s feeling amidst days packed with work: “Really good. I’m really excited. It’s fun to be back in New York and doing shoots. And I love this part of the process. After you’ve filmed, this is the fun part. So I feel really great and just really excited and happy.”
On why her deal with Netflix was an easy yes: “It was really comforting to me, when I got the script, to see a movie that was a rom-com because it’s always fun to work on something lighthearted and family-oriented that makes people happy and provides a bit of an escape. And I was excited to kind of come back, to do something with Netflix, who is a big family in a way. It was the right fit for me, especially to be able to executive produce it.”
On what career memories come to mind as particularly meaningful and wanting to do everything she’s done but ten times better: “The first time I hosted Saturday Night Live. That was a big moment for me. And then when I hosted the MTV Movie Awards, those were both really big moments for me. But I think when you’re in it, it doesn’t hit you. And I never thought I would say this, but as you get older in life, you look back on those things and you’re like, Did I really do that? Oh my gosh, I really did all that stuff, which is a really cool feeling in the end. And I’m the kind of person that now wants to do it again but ten times better.”
On her support system: “I have an amazing husband, who’s a very calm person. Just the best. And my family. And I feel like I have a small group of good friends who are just really good people. That’s the only support that I really need: friends, family, and loved ones.”
On the future and people rooting for her success: “I’m excited for the future and I’m just proud of how everything’s coming together…. I feel everything’s very positive, and I like that. I want to keep that momentum.”
Cosmopolitan Issue 7: The Work Issue hits newsstands nationwide on November 8.
[Photo Credit: Ellen von Unwerth/Cosmopolitan Magazine]
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