The director of Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming movie The Canyons has opened up about the troubled star’s on-set antics.
Paul Schrader said the 27-year-old actress displayed “tardiness, unpredictability, tantrums, absences, neediness, psychodrama” while filming, but adds that her talent is undeniable, comparing Lindsay to Marilyn Monroe.
“I think Lohan has more natural acting talent than Monroe did, but, like Monroe, her weakness is her inability to fake it. She feels she must be experiencing an emotion in order to play it,” Paul told Film Comment magazine.
“This leads to all sorts of emotional turmoil, not to mention on-set delays and melodrama. It also leads, when the gods smile, to movie magic,” he said.
The acclaimed director has directed 17 feature films says that had Lindsay, who is currently spending time in rehab, been working at the same time as Marilyn, her personal problems would have been shielded from the media.
“It’s inconceivable that Monroe would have faced the legal troubles that have beset Lohan over the last five years. A star’s difficulties only became public when they were impossible to contain; until then, he or she was protected,” he wrote.