Lindsay Lohan is feeling “uncomfortable” about the launch of her reality show.
The 27-year-old actress has shot a reality TV series for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, which will air from March 9. It follows the star after she finished a court-ordered 90-day rehab stint last year, and in the first trailer released Oprah is seen reprimanded the star and telling her to get her life back on track.
Lindsay admits she has reservations about the program.
“I have seen nothing, it is really interesting as I kept hearing my name [on trailers] and I get really uncomfortable with it,” she told talk show host Jimmy Fallon last night.
“It is a television show so they want ratings – they picked the first two months after I got back to New York after I had been in treatment. I became really spiritual over this past year and I have been trying to find peace and serenity in my life. So of course they take the chaos of me moving after eight years of living in LA back to the city of New York. So it’s like, ‘Oprah reprimands Lindsay!’”
Lindsay hopes people will understand what she’s trying to do with the show. While it’s being billed as a reality show, she insists it is much more than that.
“I did it because it’s not a reality show, it’s pretty raw. Obviously it’s TV so things will be edited in certain ways to get ratings, which I can’t control, but I do know that my intentions going into it were really pure and really honest. I appreciate all that’s happened and all that [Oprah has] done for me,” she told Extra.
Lindsay has completed many stints in rehab over the year and experienced several brushes with the law, such as pleading no contest to stealing a necklace.
After she completed treatment last year she gave an interview to Oprah in which she insisted her life was back on track and partying has no interest for her anymore.
She sticks by that and has praised the talk show queen for supporting her.
“That is the past, I feel really lucky to be able to work with someone like Oprah and create. I have a really strong bond with her where I can call her for advice and she has become someone I can learn from in life,” she explained to Jimmy.
The star added to Extra: “I love that I can call Oprah on the phone, and be like, ‘Oprah, can we talk right now?’ and she calls me within two minutes. I have to trick her into leaving voice mails, so I can just have Oprah’s voicemails… She’s the coolest person ever.”
The star is already getting her career back on track and confirmed she’ll be appearing on TV show 2 Broke Girls earlier this week. She is also eyeing a Mean Girls reunion, hinting she has already spoken to the 2004 movie’s writer Tina Fey about it.
“I saw Tina [Fey] and she mentioned doing a reunion. She said she was talking to Lorne [Michaels, producer] about it. She’s talking to the big boss,” she told Jimmy.
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