The Mean Girls star is currently performing as Karen, a Hollywood secretary, in Lindsay Posner's adaptation of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow in the British capital.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Lohan, as she prepared to make her West End debut. The 28-year-old actress faced a slew of negative press during previews, with audience members reporting she was ill-prepared and continually flubbing her lines.
But despite some continued negative reviews (The Stage's Mark Shenton declared her to be "out of her league” in London theaterland as she battled nerves and forgot lines), Lohan had a few supporters amongst the opening-night press. And as she posed with Winfrey for a backstage snap, the flame-haired actress appeared in good spirits after her Friday night show — clearly enjoying her high-profile Hollywood support.
"So thrilled to have @Oprah and @Lupita_Nyongo in the audience tonight," the actress captioned one picture she shared via Twitter. "Im a lucky girl! Xxo #myfairygodmother."
"The definition of a blessing," she added via Instagram. "Thank you @oprah and @Lupita_Nyongo for seeing the show tonight. Love you xx"
Winfrey’s appearance in the audience is a public show of support for Lohan, whose eponymous reality TV show was aired on her OWN network. The show wasn’t renewed for a second season but Oprah insisted she was hopeful the actress would keep her life back on track despite a few “bumpety-bumps” in the making of her docuseries.
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