Lindsay Lohan's "Canyons" director has written an essay about the actress for Film Comment. As expected, most gossip outlets are reprinting only the degrading things he said about her and not the gist of the entire piece.
Paul Schrader cites her "tardiness, unpredictability, tantrums, absences, neediness, psychodrama" but also her "magic, that mystery." He compares her favorably to Marilyn Monroe, who also put her film crews through hell but had that same "something" that "keeps you watching ... that thing you can't take your eyes off."
Never mind that "Canyons" has been getting terrible reviews, especially Lohan's performance in it. "All the drama, the mishegas, all the stress—that means little," Schrader writes. "A director can shoot around misbehavior. He can't shoot around lack of charisma. I just wish it was easier for Lindsay."
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