On April 9, in her first interview since November 2012, Lindsay Lohan sat down with David Letterman and no topic was off limits ‚ÄĒ even rehab!
Lohan, who begins three months of court mandated rehab on May 2, kept her head held high during her Late Show interview on Tuesday, looking at the bright side of her current situation.
Lindsay Lohan called her upcoming court-ordered rehab stint a ‚Äúblessing‚ÄĚ Tuesday after funnyman David Letterman served up some serious questions about her sobriety during a ‚ÄúLate Show‚ÄĚ interview.
‚ÄúTo be honest, I‚Äôm happiest when I‚Äôm working ‚Äď the healthiest,‚ÄĚ Lindsay explained. ‚ÄĚI think this is an opportunity for me to focus on what I love in life. And I don‚Äôt think it‚Äôs a bad thing. I think it‚Äôs a blessing.‚ÄĚ
Prior to bringing Lohan onto the stage, Letterman joked that the crew had been taking bets on whether or not Lohan would honor her commitment.
“If she actually shows up, I owe Paul $50,” Letterman kidded in the opening monologue.
Letterman tried to draw Lohan out, asking how many times she’d been in rehab, how this time would differ, and what she’s being treated for.
The actress was on the Manhattan-based show to promote her cameos in ‚ÄúScary Movie 5‚ÄĚ and Charlie Sheen‚Äôs sitcom ‚ÄúAnger Management,‚ÄĚ and Lohan looked uncomfortable and said she didn’t expect Letterman’s line of questioning.
‚ÄúNow, aren‚Äôt you supposed to be in rehab now?‚ÄĚ the 65-year-old comedian asked.
‚ÄúDo you not watch anything that goes on? What are you, a tabloid now?‚ÄĚ the 26-year-old Lohan shot back with a tight smile.
When David asked, ‚ÄĚDo you have addiction problems?‚ÄĚ Lindsay avoided the question by joking, ‚ÄúNow you sound like Dr. Phil.‚ÄĚ
Lindsay continued to try to avoid David‚Äôs demanding questions about rehab. But when he refused to let the topic go, Lindsay cut him off and said, ‚ÄĚWe‚Äôre here for a movie. Let‚Äôs stay on the positive.‚ÄĚ
Although they tried to change the subject, David made his way back around to questions about Lindsay‚Äôs troubles.
‚ÄúHow many times have you been in rehab?‚ÄĚ Letterman asked.
‚ÄúSeveral,‚ÄĚ Lohan replied, turning away to glare at someone offstage.
‚ÄúAnd how will this time be different? What are they rehabbing, first of all? What is on their list? What are they going to work on when you walk through the door?‚ÄĚ Letterman continued as the audience laughed.
‚ÄúWe didn‚Äôt discuss this in the pre-interview, I‚Äôm just saying to everyone,‚ÄĚ Lohan replied with exasperation.
The jokes quickly came to a halt when Lohan chose to take a serious look her questionable choices.
“I’m not trying to deny any of it,” said Lohan, taking responsibility for the mistakes that she’s made while acknowledging that not every headline about her has been true. “I’m a target and I’ve always been,” Lohan said.
But she then went onto humour Letterman, telling him they had already discussed her problems with alcohol in a previous interview.
‚ÄúDid we, really? When did we discuss this?‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúSee, I‚Äôm the one that‚Äôs having the black outs. What does that tell you? I ought to be in rehab. For the love of god, what is wrong with me?‚ÄĚ
During David‚Äôs intense grilling Lindsay grabbed his coffee cup and joked, ‚ÄúOh, I thought this was gonna be vodka!‚ÄĚ
The awkward interview marked Lohan‚Äôs fifth visit to the ‚ÄúLate Show‚ÄĚ and came a day after an opposing lawyer said she missed a court-ordered deposition in California, reports the NY Daily News.