Lindsay Lohan’s influence on cinema can easily rival that of Leonardo DiCaprio’s. After all, Lindsay Lohan could have done Inception, but DiCaprio could’ve never done Freaky Friday.
How she got her start
Lindsay Lohan rapidly rose to fame after starring in the 1998 remake of “The Parent Trap.” Acting opposite herself in a British accent, Lohan stole the hearts of viewers after delivering both light-hearted and powerful emotional scenes. The movie also featured Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson and garnered over $92 million globally.
She was just 11 years old when her life and career changed forever. Lohan followed “The Parent Trap” with culture-defining projects such as “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls.” After all, on Wednesdays, we wear pink and celebrate every October 3rd. For Mean Girls, Lohan was honored by both the Teen Choice Awards and MTV Movie Awards.
Before her iconic roles in films, Lohan had over 60 television spots and 100 print ads for clients like Toys ‘R Us and Duncan Hines on her resumé.
Her acting strengths portrayed her as comedic, lovable and witty. However positive these characteristics are, actors can start to be plagued by them, and berated if they don’t follow them in public.
Fame and publicity
As Lohan’s success grew, so did her attendance at nightclubs and social events. She frequented New York City clubs and repeatedly made appearances on tabloid covers. Topics ranged from her father’s prison scandals to her struggles with an eating disorder. All of these hounded Lohan amid great personal strife.
In May 2007, Lohan was arrested for crashing her car into a tree and allegedly engaging in a car chase with her former assistant. In both cases, she narrowly avoided federal charges for cocaine possession, having below the .05 grams needed to be convicted.
In August 2007, Lohan checked into the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Sundance, Utah, her third time in rehab that year. Following her treatments, Lohan completed her court-ordered community service hours at the Brooklyn Community Services and the Ali Forney Center.
In November 2012, Lohan starred as Elizabeth Taylor in “Liz & Dick” for Lifetime. She later made guest appearances on such shows as “Anger Management”, “Eastbound & Down” and “2 Broke Girls” according to E!.
Lohan moved out of the United States and maintained residences in both Dubai and Greece. Her show “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach House” aired for one season on MTV in 2019 and followed her life as a club owner in Mykonos. She also had a short stint as a judge on the Australian version of the “Masked Singer” in September 2019.
Now, Lohan is headlining the Netflix movie “Falling for Christmas”. The movie also stars former “Glee” actor Chord Overstreet as Lohan’s love interest. Via Netflix, “A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia, and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.”
Lohan told Vogue that this project feels like a no-brainer. “‘I feel like what we don’t have enough of right now is romantic comedies,’. ‘That’s exactly what this is. It’s a really fun, uplifting romantic comedy.'” says Lohan.
She has signed a deal with Netflix for two movies, so fans can mark their calendars for November 10 and “Irish Wish” due to come out in 2023.
It’s safe to say that both the screen and fans have missed Lohan’s acting chops, and “Falling for Christmas” is a welcome gift this holiday season.
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