Lindsay Lohan says morgue job was 'humbling'
Lohan gave the interview with Matt Lauer on "Today" in advance of hosting "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, marking a comeback of sorts for the promising young actress whose career was sidelined by substance abuse problems, family drama and tabloid headlines.
"I've certainly seen a lot, and I've grown," Lohan said. "I've just kind of, I've learned how to live my life in a way that I'm happy. And I can do the things that I want to do."
She added: "I think it's this last kind of, like, whirlwind of experiences I've gone through this last year and a half. I've kind of just taken a step back and said, 'I'm not doing what I love to do,' and I need to find a way to kind of find that balance again."
She said does have some regret for the choices she had made. "But I'm grateful for where I am today because of them," she said. "Because I've seen, I don't need to see any more negative stuff. I don't need to put myself in those places any more."
With one court appearance to go, Lohan thanked Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner and called her court-ordered time at the L.A. County morgue a "humbling" experience.
"The two women I worked there [with] have been so wonderful to me," Lohan said of the morgue. "I've learned so much from them ... It's been a learning experience. I'm grateful that I've learned from it. It's helped me."
-- From a Times staff writer
Photo: Lindsay Lohan and her attorney, Shawn Holley, in court during a probation hearing Dec. 14. Credit: Michael Nelson / Pool photo