Ben Affleck Visited Lindsay Lohan in Rehab

Celebrity News Aug. 13, 2013 AT 7:30PM
Ben Affleck, Lindsay Lohan Sources confirm to Us Weekly that Live By Night director Ben Affleck visited Lindsay Lohan during her recent stay at Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan has some very powerful people in her corner. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has already voiced her hopes for the 27-year-old starlet's post-rehab recovery, and now Us Weekly can confirm that actor/director Ben Affleck has offered his support, as well.

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Sources tell Us that the Argo filmmaker -- who completed a successful stint in rehab back in 2001 -- paid a visit to Lohan during her recent stay at Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center. According to TMZ, he talked to the Canyons actress about how to maintain her sobriety in Hollywood and save her career. He also reportedly told her how "supportive" the entertainment community can be for people who "make a real effort" to stay clean.

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Contrary to earlier reports, though, the two did not discuss Lohan appearing in Affleck's upcoming film Live By Night. "It's not true," a source close to the movie told Us recently of the casting rumor. "First off, no one has been cast. [Lohan] will not be cast in any role in the movie. She is not being considered for any role in the movie. She won't be in the movie."

Lohan's road to recovery will no doubt be a long one, but she'll have plenty of help if she wants it. Winfrey offered "advice and counsel" after she interviewed the Mean Girls star for an upcoming episode of Oprah's Next Chapter, and she says she's hopeful that Lohan can get her act together for good this time.

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"I thought that she's in the best place that I've ever seen her," the OWN CEO said on Good Morning America earlier this month. "I believe that she believes that she is now ready. And she admitted that there were other times when she was pretending to be ready and not quite sure. And sometimes resentful that she was being, you know, put in a position where she had to go to rehab. I think this is the first time I could see it really benefited her."

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