Lindsay Lohan: 'I'm beginning the process to prove myself'
Lindsay Lohan, a veteran of the sometimes bumpy road to redemption, is once again mounting a journey back to sobriety, accountability and perhaps box-office success.
Sitting down with the "Today" show in an interview that will air Thursday, Lohan discusses efforts in motion aimed at helping the industry and the public forgive her for a marathon of bad behavior.
Her first chance: hosting "Saturday Night Live" on March 3, with musical guest Jack White.
"Do you think people have gotten back, or can get back to the point where they trust you?" anchor Matt Lauer asked about folks such as "SNL" honcho Lorne Michaels, who will need Lohan on point for the live show.
"I think that takes time," Lohan said, "and I think that it's actions. Because people can say things all they want, but I think I still need to go through the process of proving myself, you know, with 'SNL,' being on time, being, you know, keeping my -- can't say the word, but -- stuff together."
The second opportunity to turn it around: Being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in the forthcoming Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick," which will focus on Taylor's romance with Richard Burton.
"She's always been a fascinating woman to me. So I'm really honored. And I will not let anyone down, especially myself," she said.
And her third chance? That would be with the law. Lohan is doing well, actually, in clearing up probation debacles from a 2007 DUI and that theft of a necklace last year. Her next hearing is March 29, and if she keeps her community service in order, she could be off the formal-probation hook.
That road to redemption is much sweeter when you're making good time.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Lindsay Lohan attends Domingo Zapata's Oscar Art Show in Beverly Hills on Feb. 22. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images