LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan said she was keen to resume her career, but acknowledged she had a long way to go to regain the trust of the movie industry.
Lohan, giving her first interview since leaving court-ordered rehab in January and being charged with stealing a necklace, told celebrity TV show Extra that she knew her problems have made her a risky bet in Hollywood.
“I need to prove that I can be insurable again, because I don’t think I am right now,” Lohan, 24, said in the interview airing on Tuesday.
“I miss being on set...I really do miss it. I know there’s going to be a lot of steps I’ll have to go through to prove myself again and get the trust from people I respect to work with, but I‘m willing to do what I have to do to get there because that’s my passion,” she added.
Movie and TV studios take out insurance to cover the costs of delays or abandoned productions, Stars with personal problems force insurance rates higher.
Lohan was once one of the most promising young actresses in Hollywood with hits like “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls”.
But her career has been sidelined by three years of drink and drug problems, jail time, and now allegations that she stole a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles store. Her latest trip to rehab lost her the lead role in a movie about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace.
Lohan is currently mulling an offer from prosecutors to avoid a trial by pleading guilty to the jewelry theft, but still serve time in jail.
“I don’t want that to be what I am known for, the tabloid stuff, that’s not me,” Lohan said. “I don’t like the attention.”
The “Extra” interview with Lohan will air in two parts, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jill Serjeant