Life is full of risks anyway; why not take them?
I write a lot of lyrics and I’m involved in the producing process, because it’s like, if I’m singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to.
If I can change bodies with anyone, it would be Britney Spears
because how can you not like Britney Spears?
I am happy being able to play roles with people my age because once you do something really mature there is no turning back.
I don’t like to talk about politics. If you say you’re a Democrat, that’ll turn off Republicans, and that’s half of your fan base.
When I’m walking down the red carpet and everybody is screaming my name, all I’m doing is worrying that they’re thinking, like, “Oh, she didn’t wave at me, she’s such a bitch!”.
I’ll probably pursue doing more movies but not horror movies or movies with killers in them. I’ll try to stick to happy movies. I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster
. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing.
It’s flattering that people want to know so much about me and want to take the time to make up that many things about me.
I don’t want to keep doing all commercial stuff. But timing is everything. I got this one script where this girl wants to join a Latino gang and she gets raped. I can’t be doing that right now. I don’t think that’s appropriate.
But I’m not going to go and lose my virginity in a movie, yet, because the second I do that, you can’t go back. That makes me much older in terms of film and on the screen.
Girls my age dress so much raunchier than I’d ever imagine myself dressing. I understand that I’m a role model, though, and I have to look out for that. I have a 10-year-old sister, too. But you also want to be appealing to guys and stuff, that’s just something girls feel. It’s hard. You want to be that girl that’s unattainable to all the guys because there are so many other girls out there that are like that.
People go to college to find who they are as a person and find what they want to do in life, and I kind of already know that so it would be like I’d be taking a step back or something.
[on not having privacy] You can’t really complain because it’s what you have to accept is going to happen when you’re in the spotlight, and you want this. And I understand that. At the same time, it’s hard when you’re just waking up, and you’re going out to get your mail and there are people there. It bugs me sometimes, of course, but I don’t do it on purpose, you know? I try to just live my life; I’m not doing stuff like that to get noticed.
[on December 20, 2004] I’m not doing Playboy, no. Never. They contacted my publicist and they asked if I would do their 20 questions spread, which is not a nude photo that they do with it. It’s a regular photo. But I do have a Disney movie coming out and a young fan base and I’m not interested in doing Playboy right now in my life.
Say no more than yes, and just make sure you surround yourself with good people.
[on relocating to Los Angeles, California and moving in with Raven-Symoné
] We met recently at the Vanity Fair shoot and got along. Our apartment complex has chef and maid services.
I was sick. I had people sit me down and say, “You’re going to die if you don’t take care of yourself.”.
Because I’m so much in the spotlight, people lose sight of why I’m in the industry. In fact, I’m doing all this because I love to act. I love to perform, to sing.
I go out because it’s a release. Going out for me is about seeing my friends and not working. Being seen is just something that comes along with it.
I hate it when people call me a teen queen. The past year has felt like five lifetimes because I’ve grown up a lot.
] was my first love. But the timing was bad. And there were all these girls around; he would flirt with them. And I couldn’t handle that. I really didn’t trust him. So that was hard, too.
[on Samuel L. Jackson
] I’m a huge fan of his, and as I was walking off the stage with him he started asking me, “How are you? Are you OK from your accident?” He said, “I’ve seen your movie Mean Girls
(2004) about five times and I love it.”. I said, “Not only is it amazing to hear that from you, but it’s so nice to hear that from someone, because all you read is, ‘Lindsay is out ’til four in the morning partying, da, da, da, da’.”.
I don’t even know how to take a break, because I go crazy. I just sit in a room and I don’t know what to do. I went to the Metropolitan Museum and just sat there. But they didn’t take any pictures of that, which sucks, because that would have been more interesting than pictures of me coming out of a club.
I have this Playboy book called “Redheads”, and I was reading all these things about how redheads are more passionate and apparently they’re much more sexual than girls with other hair colors. I think I’m more sexual than my friends. More comfortable in my skin. I’m a sexual person, definitely.
It’s so weird that I went to rehab. I always said I would die before I went to rehab.
Partying and having all of those pictures taken distracts from the work that I do. It’s not why I started acting. I didn’t get into acting to be written about. It kind of just happened – so I accept that it’s my life. But there are some things that I can do to make changes and grow up. I want to act like a woman rather than a teenager. I am doing the best I can. It was hard surrendering and having people tell me what to do. It was really humbling for me, but I liked how I was treated as a normal person. I kept the common areas clean. I liked making coffee for the gym the best. I’m planning a trip to Africa during the second week in December. I’m working with the American Red Cross, but it is not finalized yet. I just want to apologize to any of my fans that look up to me, especially my younger fans, for setting the examples that I didn’t mean to set. That is one of the reasons that I want to change things. I don’t want to be known as that person. I have a younger sister and she looks up to me, too. All the negative stuff that gets said hurts my feelings, it hurts my sister, Ali, and my family.
It’s hard in L.A. not to go out; it gets lonely. Being an actress is lonely, and I never want to be alone. I hate sleeping alone.
I’m Irish-Italian so I’ve got a really bad temper.
I talk about my impulses with my therapist — I have a shopping problem; I love to shop too much.
I want to get a nomination. I want to win an Oscar. I want to be known for more than, like, going out. For being “the party girl”, I hate that. I bust my ass when I’m filming and when I have time off, yeah, I like to go out and dance.
I say too much sometimes, but I’m honest, that’s the important thing.
[To the judge when he sentenced her to jail for violating probation]: Are you serious?
Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature. I think Marilyn Monroe
once said that. I certainly agree with her.
[on the death of James Gandolfini
] James Gandolfini was a dear friend and a great man. My heart goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed.