Lindsay Lohan: A Netflix Comeback And Marvel In Her Future?
Lindsay Lohan had a Netflix hit with Falling for Christmas and has expressed interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The rise was not as spectacular as the fall but entertaining, nonetheless. To the casual observer, Lindsay Lohan was just another failed actress who gave in to excess. But Lindsay Lohan herself, she didn’t see a problem.
Though it might have been looking bleak for the actress over a multi-year stretch where Hollywood was concerned, things seemed to have turned around in the short term. Let’s take a look at what is happening for Lindsay Lohan recently.
LINDSAY LOHAN WANTS TO JOIN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
Lindsay Lohan was recently speaking with Forbes around the time one of her holiday movies came out on Netflix. It was there that she expressed interest in joining the biggest franchise of them all, Marvel.
While there wouldn’t appear to be any casting decisions forthcoming around Lindsay Lohan donning spandex and getting some super powers, the actress was nonetheless interested. She said, “I’ve never done an action film. I would love to do something with Marvel – just seeing what comes my way.”
Again, just speaking something out loud doesn’t make it true. But where the MCU and Lohan are concerned, it doesn’t preclude it from actually happening either.
LINDSAY LOHAN IS A NETFLIX STAR WITH FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS
That aforementioned Netflix movie? Well that was none other than Falling for Christmas which debuted on the streamer in early November 2022, just in time for the holiday season.
In the movie, Lindsay Lohan plays Sierra Belmont, a rich heiress who gets amnesia while doing a photo shoot at a ski resort. Because this is a movie and nothing close to real life, she can’t remember who she is and ends up falling for a local bed and breakfast owner played by Chord Overstreet. The movie’s plotlines are familiar in their cheesiness, but that didn’t stop things from crushing on Netflix.
It did fantastic on the streamer and became the number one holiday movie for the end of 2022 across all platforms. That’s nothing short of a massive win and clear signal that people still wanted Lindsay Lohan in their life.
SHE STARTED ACTING AT A YOUNG AGE
She started young. Lindsay Lohan was a mere 3-year-old when she began working as a child model. She modeled for Abercrombie and Calvin Klein Kids and then she began working commercials.
She was seen in over 60 commercials that included Wendy’s and Pizza Hut and she also was seen in a Jell-O commercial with pudding pops king, Bill Cosby.
Lindsay Lohan was only 10 years old when she grabbed her first starring role in the long-running soap opera Another World. Her appearance only covered four episodes but her early track record took her into the open arms of the Walt Disney Company.
LINDSAY LOHAN’S FIRST MAJOR ROLE WAS WITH DISNEY IN THE PARENT TRAP
The rise of Lindsay Lohan began in earnest in 1998 when she pulled down her first major role in the Disney remake of The Parent Trap. In it, Lohan starred as twins opposite Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson, taking on a role that was first made famous by Disney veteran Hayley Mills.
For her performance, Lindsay Lohan won a Young Artist Award and was also awarded a three-contract deal with Disney. She was on her way.
After The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan went on to star in the ABC movie Life-Size with Tyra Banks and then followed that up with the Disney Channel movie Get a Clue.
SHE BECAME A MAJOR STAR WITH FREAKY FRIDAY
Up next for Lindsay Lohan was another Disney remake, this one she co-starred with horror legend Jamie Lee Curtis in Freaky Friday. The familiar story, one where mother and daughter magically switch bodies and learn lessons about each other, was updated musically to better appease Lohan’s style of music.
To date, it is Lohan’s most commercially successful movie. It was also during this time that Lindsay began to carve out a singing career.
Lindsay Lohan stuck with Disney for her next movie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. While starring in the movie, she was also writing lyrics for her first album, Speak, which came out in late 2004.
MEAN GIRLS WAS HER FIRST NON-DISNEY MOVIE
Also in 2004, Lindsay Lohan made her first film independent of Disney with Mean Girls. While Mean Girls didn’t top the box office Freaky Friday took in, it still made a lot of money, further cementing her growing reputation as a teenage movie queen. The table was almost set.
Lohan came back to Disney for her sixth, and sadly, final time with the movie Herbie: Fully Loaded. It was actually a fun film that co-starred Michael Keaton, Breckin Meyer, and Justin Long, but it wasn’t the hit Disney or Lindsay Lohan were hoping for. Still, the movie did nothing to hurt her growing reputation as an up-and-coming actress, nor did the release of her second album A Little More Personal (Raw).
As Lindsay Lohan’s star continued to rise, the new-found interest in her burgeoning love life and party girl persona was starting to take its toll.
LINDSAY LOHAN HAD PERSONAL STRUGGLES AND WAS ARRESTED
Lindsay Lohan stepped away from Disney and right into the open arms of the tabloids. She began to hit the New York nightclubs with more frequency, creating a tabloid-feeding frenzy as they began to report on anything concerning Lohan, including her struggles with bulimia to her father’s prison scandals.
Michael Lohan has often been associated with his daughter’s many struggles, as the disgraced Wall Street trader has been jailed multiple times and has been accused of abuse, both physical and mental. His influence on Lohan has been noted as one of the many things that attributed to her downfall. But the main thing, which is undeniable, is that Lindsay Lohan was her own worst enemy.
Lindsay Lohan’s life took a drastic turn. It wasn’t sudden, but it was a complete 180 from the teenage star she had become. Excess was becoming her way of life and it was beginning to take its toll. In 2007, Lohan was twice arrested. In both of these arrests, she was found to be in possession of small amounts of cocaine, but she was never charged with possession.
Instead, the falling actress was charged both times with driving under the influence and one time with reckless driving. 2007 was also notable for Lohan in that not only was she dealing with her run-ins with the law, but she also had three stints in rehab. Her fall from grace was in freefall, her abuse on overload, and her denial of it all only made it worse.
Life for Lindsay Lohan continued to deteriorate at an amazing pace. From 2007 to 2012 she was in rehab five times for a total of 250 days. She has appeared in court over 20 times, in front of four different judges, sentenced to over six months in jail for various probation violations, and was confined to her home for 35 days. Her timeline of abuse and troubles is lengthy — too lengthy to list here but eye-opening, nevertheless.
Most of Lohan’s troubles stem from her drug and alcohol abuse, her court appearances which usually didn’t go well for the troubled actress, and a felony charge of theft from the Venice, California jewelry store Kamofie and Company. Allegedly, Lindsay Lohan walked out with a one-of-a-kind necklace that was worth $2,500, around her neck.
The Los Angeles Police Department obtained a search warrant for her apartment, but the necklace was handed over to the police by an associate of Lohan’s before the search could begin. Eventually, the felony charge was dropped to a misdemeanor.
LINDSAY LOHAN WAS ATTACKED IN RUSSIA
Lindsay Lohan’s acting career was in the crapper. She was spending more time in rehab and the courts than she was in front of the camera. She made an occasional TV appearance (Ugly Betty, Glee, Anger Management, 2 Broke Girls) and a feature or two (Scary Movie V, The Canyons) but mainly she was null and void on the screen. But then there was that Russian incident.
Lohan was in Moscow (reasons unknown) when she begins to live-stream her attempt at first helping a homeless Syrian refugee family and then turning it into an accusation of child trafficking.
Lohan recorded the entire incident, which can be seen below, and it was as crazy as it sounds. Lohan is speaking to the family in English and what may also be broken Arabic. The whole thing ends with Lohan getting punched out by the mother. Check it out.
Bizarre, to say the least. Lohan commented on how she uses Instagram and Twitter to keep lines open between her and her fans, but that it doesn’t always turn out how she intends.
She told Paper magazine, “I recently made the mistake of having my phone recording live video, and that I learned from. But I think it’s also important because if you’re doing something and you want to give direct access to your fans, you can contact them and see their thoughts and get an opinion.”
Lindsay Lohan eventually addressed the Moscow incident, something she had been trying to avoid for the longest time, through an emailed statement to the media outlet. “I’ve read the situation wrong. I’ve learned from it,” she wrote. “And that’s all I have to say.”
SHE WAS AGAINST THE #METOO MOVEMENT
Lindsay Lohan is one of the few female celebrities who isn’t on board with the #MeToo movement. She has, in the recent past, slammed what she called female attention seekers and their #MeToo movement.
Lindsay Lohan was not happy that so many women decided to share stories years after their alleged incidents took place. She also didn’t curry any favor when she came out defending Harvey Weinstein per the Cheat Sheet. “He’s never harmed me or did anything to me — we’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop — I think it’s wrong.”
LINDSAY LOHAN HAD A REALITY SERIES ON MTV AND IS ON INSTAGRAM
Lindsay Lohan says she is finally clean and sober. She was back in front of the camera in a recurring role on the series Sick Note and also started her own reality TV series on MTV called Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.
The series followed Lohan and her business dealings, this one at her beach club in Mykonos. She played more of a mother hen to the staff and spent limited time in front of the camera. The show lasted one season.
Lohan also announced her return to music with the upcoming release of her third album. Her first single, Back to Me, from the album, came out earlier this year to positive reviews.
And like most celebrities, she’s active on Instagram with more than 12 million followers. She’s often posting life events and other happenings in her world.
Lindsay Lohan also says she’s moving back to the United States after living in Dubai for an extended amount of time. With her move back to the U.S., she intends to resurrect her Hollywood career. What that may look like is anyone’s guess. Hollywood seems to be the place where Lohan finds most, if not all, of her troubles.