LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Lindsay Lohan in her Playboy photos and interview reveals her mistakes, her hopes for the future and her Marilyn Monroe obsession. Of course, Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy pictures and interview might sound familiar since Lohan has basically told news the same story two times before. The release date for Lohan’s Playboy pics was moved up to last weekend. But in her yet her third reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe for a news publication in just the last four years, Lohan reveals much the same type of quotes that she has given before.
Lindsay Lohan’s obsession with Marilyn Monroe has been channeled twice before for news publications. First, in 2008, she grabbed a white wig and evoked Monroe for New York Magazine. Then in July 2009, she did the same for Vogue Espana (Spanish Vogue). But what makes Lohan’s obsession so troubling is that her statements to previous news publications three years ago mirror those to Playboy still in 2011.
Lohan said in 2008 that she had learned from her mistakes, had hopes for the future, and yet felt an association with Monroe. Now four years after those assurances by Lohan, not much has changed for Lohan except the choice of Monroe’s wigs to wear.
In 2009, Vogue Espana gave Lohan accolades worthy of a Paris runway. “Next to movies and the world of fashion, this captivating actress is considered one of the few talents of his generation.” Yet, Lohan wouldn’t star in feature film that year, or anytime in the next two years.
The article went on to mention Lohan in the same context of Karl Lagerfeld. “A collection of leggings and a self limited edition, Seven Nyne Spray Tan, … are the latest fashion. Her idols are Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro and Kate Moss”.
Shortly after her second sitting as Marilyn Monroe in 2009, Lohan told news she would not do another Monroe-inspired shoot again. But apparently an alleged one million dollar paycheck from Playboy changed her mind. Monroe returns to channeling Marilyn for the 2012 January issue of the publication. In it, she doesn’t just pose as Monroe but cites her notable quotes and indicates her association with the actress, yet again.
Lohan tells Playboy in her interview that she continues to relate to Monroe and see similarities between the actress and herself. She adds “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 is, yet, again looking back at her previous troubles. “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.”
Lohan, however, is not quoted by Playboy for seeing a similarity between her and Monroe for acting roles. Lohan years earlier was garnered millions of dollars per year for her acting. She earned a 2007 Teen Choice nomination for Georgia Rule. At the time, she told news that she felt empowered by her acting like Monroe. But this time, she’s not saying that.
“That was really empowering for a woman in the ‘50s. Marilyn was not a victim. She took control. And we remember her, 50 years later, for her “great films.” ” For Playboy, Lohan doesn’t mention empowerment through acting. In fact, Lohan has yet to indicate to news any lead roles slated for 2012 production. Nor has she revealed any news of upcoming music releases.
Yet, what hasn’t changed is the public’s obsession with Lohan. Lohan has been critical of news reports about her. She claims that news focuses more on the celebrity and less on the actress. “I believe in myself and I’m a good actress.” Lohan appears this week on newsstands as Monroe. In movie theatres, Michelle Williams is leading Oscar nominations for her role as Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn”.