Joey O’Hern Staff Writer
After it was announced to be happening, and a televised date was in place it quickly became the most anticipated interview of the year. Oprah Winfrey had just secured an exclusive sit down with one time troubled actress Lindsay Lohan fresh out of her most recent court ordered rehab visit; an interview that everyone was trying to get their hands on.
The interview aired this Sunday night and displayed a side to Lindsay that, after watching, built some hope for a promising future.
Lindsay, wearing a simple yet refreshing bright orange dress, seemed more honest and unguarded then she has ever been in the past. In true Oprah form, the former Queen of Talk didn’t hold back with her questions and in doing so got some very real responses.
Early on in the interview Lindsay admitted that she experienced a level of chaos that she found comfortable and even addicting.
She explained, “I strangely — being in my addiction and everything and having all the chaos around me that I was so comfortable with — somewhere inside knew and kind of wanted to go to jail … just to find some peace.”
Lohan also expressed an addiction to alcohol but went on to say it, “was the gateway to other things,” those things she mentioned included cocaine which despite her previously saying she had only done it 3-4 times, Lindsay confessed that the more realistic number was between 10-15.
Numerous times throughout the one hour sit down Lindsay acknowledged that even though she was addicted to alcohol she was fully committed to a full recovery.
Having been in rehab a total of 6 times, Oprah questioned what would be different this time to which Lohan responded, “I don’t think in the past I ever really fully surrendered to the fact I needed to shut up and listen.”
Her relationship with her parents in the past has been highly publicized and tumultuous to say the least, leaving Oprah to question if she ever felt exploited by them.
"Nobody’s perfect. I love my parents and … certain situations I would have preferred to have been handled differently,” she said. “I hate what a bad rap people give my parents, because they’re just parents, really … trying to stand up for their daughter and themselves."
In the end Lindsay said she wants, “to get the thing that has made me the happiest in my whole life back, which is just [to] work really hard and stay focused and prove myself in the way that I did before … and that I lost.”
We wish the best to Lindsay and hope she has a healthy and successful future.
She will be part of a docu-series for the Oprah Winfrey Network to be aired sometime in 2014.