Lindsay Lohan has a few more confessions from a broken heart.
Before – finally – checking herself into court-mandated rehab for 90 days, Lindsay Lohan sat down with Piers Morgan for a Q&A just published in the U.K.’s Daily Mail. There’s nothing fans or critics haven’t heard before about how or why her life got so off track (she hits on sad but well-worn topics such as her dad selling a recording of her complaining about her mom, the stolen necklace she says was a misunderstanding, and how everyone – even court judges – “believe the rumors”), but it is rather interesting to hear Lohan discuss what the media has been opining about for years (EW reached out to reps for Lohan and Morgan, who didn’t respond to a request for comment). Read on for Lohan’s side of the story when it comes to drinking, drugs and (mandatory) rehab.
1.) Her Parents. Lohan keeps her party line about her dysfunctional family – that her dad is a mess, but she still remains close with her mom. In fact, she says that the worst moment of her life was, “The day I had to turn myself in to jail, and I had to see my mum’s face. I spent 12 days inside and I felt utter shock and cried for four days straight.”
2.) The Drinking. Lohan, who said she had her first drink at 17, can’t seem to decide how much she wants to cop to drinking. At one point, she says, “I’ve never been a huge drinker,” but then later, while discussing going to AA meetings, she reports, “I was drinking too much.”
3.) Samantha Ronson. Oddly, Morgan seems most fascinated by the fact that at one point, Lohan was in a relationship with a woman. He presses her for details about how she identifies her sexuality (“I like boys”), if she was in love with Ronson (yes), and whether she’s bisexual (no).
4.) The Drugs. Lohan’s version of events is, unsurprisingly, different than what many assume they know about her. About cocaine, she claims, “Everyone thinks I’ve done it so many times. But I’ve only done it maybe four or five times in my life…I don’t like it. It reminds me of my dad. I took it four times in a period from about the age of 20 to 23, and I got caught twice.” In addition, she owns she experimented with pot and ecstasy, but claims she hasn’t tried anything in over a year. “I’ve never taken heroin either, never injected myself with anything, never done LSD. Those things all scare me.”
5.) Rehab. For someone who’s been ordered to check in six (!) times, she’s certainly no fan. While she discusses that she doesn’t personally feel she needs rehab, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with people taking time to just be by themselves. I think people want to see me do that. They will keep saying the same things about me if I don’t. I don’t think it will be a bad thing for me to be away with myself for three months.” Lohan explains that making treatment mandatory is a waste of time. “Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab it was like a joke, like killing time….They just asked me the same old questions I’d answered before.”
On a happier note that quickly becomes a bummer, Lohan highlights former co-stars Meryl Streep (Prairie Home Companion) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday) as two people in Hollywood who’ve tried to help her over the years, explaining that Streep told her to get out of L.A. and go live with family in New York. Lohan agreed that was good advice, but explains that due to recurring probation issues, she wasn’t allowed to leave California.
Disappointingly, Lohan continues to blame everyone else for her recurring problems, really only taking responsibility when it comes to her two DUIs. “[My DUIs] were totally irresponsible – a stupid mistake… Everyone thinks I’m this crazy drug addict who shows up late to everything and behaves so badly. But I’m not. I’m bad with timing. I always panic when people rush me. I’m like, ‘I’ll be there half an hour early if you just give me my space and don’t call me every five seconds.” Sadder even than her apparent timing issues, she refers to finding out she got the part in The Parent Trap as the best day of her life, and claims that, if she could go back in time, she’d still pick the life she’s had, instead of staying out of the spotlight.
It’s doubtful her remaining fans – who’ve been disappointed again and again as she struggles to get her life together – would agree.