Lindsay Lohan says has learned from mistakes

Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:36pm EST
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By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan, in her first interview since being sent to jail last month for a probation violation, tells Playboy that she has learned to be accountable for her mistakes.

The "Mean Girls" star told the magazine in an interview accompanying her 10-page nude pictorial that during the past five years she's come to understand "that ultimately we are responsible for ourselves and our own actions."

Magazine founder Hugh Hefner has said he advanced the street date of the highly-anticipated issue -- in which a blonde Lohan channels her idol Marilyn Monroe's famed 1953 Playboy photo spread -- in part because photos were leaked online.

The Lohan issue hit Playboy's website on Saturday and the magazine lands on newsstands December 16, one day after Lohan's scheduled interview on Ellen Degeneres' daytime TV talk show. Excerpts of the Playboy interview were released on Saturday.

The former child star whose career has suffered in recent years following arrests for drunken driving, drug possession and theft, told Playboy she would have done things differently in her recent years of trouble.

"Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more," Lohan said.

"My stubbornness at 18 and 19-years-old got in the way," she said. "During the past five years, I've learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable."

In November, Lohan was sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating her probation on recent criminal charges, but served less than a day behind bars due to overcrowding.   Continued...