Confessions of a reformed drama queen! Former wild child Lindsay Lohan had a rude awakening onstage in London’s West End during the Wednesday, Sept. 24 premiere of Speed-the-Plow.
The Independent spoke with director Lindsay Posner before the premiere, and he praised Lohan, saying, “I’m pleased to say Lindsay has taken to the process faster than any other debut actor that I’ve worked with.” Vulture noted that during the first act the troubled star was hitting her cues and delivering her lines effortlessly, but in the second act, things got dicey for the star, as the site noted, “It was hard not to feel for the other actors, because her presence was so distracting.”
The revival of the 1988 David Mamet play — Madonna originated the same role — only garnered a half-full house for the Mean Girls actress’ theatrical debut. The New York Daily News described Lohan, 28, as “pale and nervous,” constantly relying on a book prop with some of her lines written on it.The site also noted that crew members offstage were forced to shout Lohan’s lines to her as she continuously forgot her part in the “small but critical role as Hollywood secretary Karen.”
Prior to Speed-the-Plow, Lohan was most recently seen in her self-titled reality series, which was produced by Oprah Winfrey after the former Disney star left rehab in July 2013.
The production runs through Nov. 29.
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