Lindsay Lohan’s latest PR stunt is indeed making waves, but probably not the ones the actress would like to see. The media reports call Lindsay everything from “desperate” to “stupid” – and I am sad to say that the epithets match perfectly the career turn of what was once America’s most loved “girl next door.”
My partner always says that many contemporary stars owe their success to the brilliant directors that guide them. Somehow, the public fails to remember who directed “Mean Girls” or “Freaky Friday” but they remember Lohan and how bright her star shone. Her decline? Her own making. No poor PR involved: Lohan was not even smart enough to hire a PR to clean up her mess.
Now the actress tries to woe what’s left of her fans again, but instead she triggers negative reactions. Lohan begged director Brett Ratner to remake “Some Like it Hot” and have her star as Marilyn, but he rejected the idea.
“Contrary to her rather wayward life, Marilyn projected an freshness, innocence and vulnerability that Lohan has never had, not even as a kid.” – comments DameEdna full of indignation on a San Francisco Chronicle article reporting that Lohan Wants To Play Monroe In Some Like It Hot Remake
Against all odds, Lohan isn’t giving up and plans to produce the movie herself. This is not the first instance of Lindsay attempting to convince the public to see her as the second Marilyn Monroe. She posed for two Monroe-themed photoshoots, in Spanish Vogue and New York magazine already. Sources say that the actress “sees herself as the second coming of Marilyn Monroe — misunderstood, talented and in desperate need of an incredible film vehicle that will truly showcase her talents.”
The truth is that she is far from being accepted as she would like to be; her unprofessional behavior being part of the problem. Arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of cocaine twice, sued for allegedly stealing the formula for her Sevin Nyne self-tanner line and involved in many tasteless scandals involving her girlfriend DJ Samantha Ronson, the actress is not able to at least display a professional behavior on the set.
“Lohan was originally supposed to appear on multiple episodes of ‘Ugly Betty,’ but the role was cut down supposedly because of a feud with star America Ferrera” according to The Frisky reports.
Lohan has recently been approached to star alongside Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez for a part in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie “Machete.” – which is probably a better idea than a remake of “Some Like it Hot.”
How do you feel about Lohan’s latest idea? Can she ever rise up to Marilyn Monroe’s talent and value? If she ever succeeds to remake “Some Like it Hot,” do you think the new movie will be a success or a waste of time and money?
Among the (many) publicists who have worked with Lohan are Leslie Sloane-Zelnik, Steve Honig and Mike Heller of Talent Resources.