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Lindsay Lohan 'not really happy' to be in rehab, says 'Inferno' director

October 22, 2010 | 11:30 am

Getprev1 When Matthew Wilder, the director of the Linda Lovelace biopic “Inferno,” cast Lindsay Lohan in the film’s leading role earlier this year, he had no idea what he was getting into.

“Did I have an idea it would take all these turns? No. I thought we were in the closing chapter of all this stuff,” Wilder said Friday, referring to the 24-year-old’s infamous antics, which have recently included drug relapses and brief jail and rehab stints.

A Beverly Hills judge has now ordered the actress to remain at the Betty Ford Center until Jan. 3. She could have been sentenced again to jail for violating the terms of her probation in a 2007 drunk-driving case, but instead must now continue treatment at the Rancho Mirage-based rehab facility, which she voluntarily checked into in late September.

Wilder said he has been in constant contact with Lohan during her stay at Betty Ford.

“I know that she’s not really happy to be there. She says, ‘I’m not at a spa,’ ” the filmmaker said. “People say that place is pretty nice and it’s not a real rehab, that she needs a boot camp. But from the way she describes it, it doesn’t sound like incredible fun. I know that she says there’s a lot of free time there in between the stuff that they do.”

As for her state of mind, Wilder described Lohan as “very clear and cool, and not freaking out at all –- not flipping out. Like, very even.”

The two frequently discuss casting decisions for “Inferno,” he said, though no other actors have been officially decided upon yet. Production on the film has been moved from Louisiana to Los Angeles, and Wilder hopes to be able to shoot the film after Lohan is released from rehab in January. It should be completed, he hopes, by her next court date -- Feb. 25.

The director said Lohan has had plenty of time to rehearse for her role in “Inferno” over the last few months, and doesn’t worry about her mental clarity.

“The corollary to all of this is that when you have stuff like this going on, it makes you want to dive into work more, rather than wallowing in the bad,” he said. “People say to me, ‘Don’t you think it’s awful having someone do all this with all the turbulence in their life?’ And I think it’s better to really pull all of this stuff out of you, rather than doing some romantic comedy and having to be cute.”

-- Amy Kaufman


Photo: Lindsay Lohan exits her probation violation hearing at Beverly Hills Courthouse on Friday. Credit: Chris Pizzello/Associated Press


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Too bad so sad so sorry? NOT. Perfect example of a spoiled rotten brat who was raised by 2 inept parents who now has enough money to continually buy her way out of trouble...I say to her: knock it off! you do the crime? you do the time. And remember, you live in California - three strikes and you are IN PRISON, stupid. GROW UP.

Wow - a talentless twit with absolutely no concept of personal responsibility. I'll bet that flick will be a real barnburner. Don't forget to get her some Krystal for the wrap party.

I feel so bad for her I would almost take some of my time to design a rehab program just for her and she would not have to go to rehab. Smb tell her that.

Inferno is Lindsay's only problem.

Tabloid workers make up the majority of the hostile comments- keeps the interest up:)

You mean she is unhappy to be in rehab and what a shock to read that for last time i checked they didnt have drugs or booze there but mabye they do and not just the quality she is used to and it is hard to fathom why she is in any movie for she has no talent but it might be that all i read about is hollywood actors doing cocaine making movies that is probbly why they want her around for her drug connections.


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