Just four episodes into her scheduled six-episode guest-stint on “Ugly Betty,” Lindsay Lohan has left the ABC drama. According to the New York Post, Lohan was asked to leave early due to her bizarre behavior (which allegedly included obsessively cutting out tabloid photos of herself and leaving her dressing room a disaster) and a rumored feud with star America Ferrera.
“I think it’s hysterical,” co-star Becki Newton told MTV News of the Post’s report. “It’s like right out of a script for ’Ugly Betty.’ ”
Newton admitted that she’d heard rumors about the actresses’ supposed feud, but she insisted that it’s nothing more than idle gossip. “We had a great time shooting [with Lindsay],” she added. “I’m not sure how many episodes she did, but if you watch the show, you’ll see that her story line ended exactly the way it was supposed to end, and we had a great experience filming with her.”
A source told the Post that things were so bad on the set that during a rehearsal of a scene in which Ferrera is supposed to pull down Lohan’s pants, she made the guest star cry. But Newton said the story was false and that everything was just fine between the two actresses.
“I’m clearing the air that real life is never as interesting as the drama people make up,” she said. “America is grateful to have had [Lindsay] on the show and thinks everyone should tune in to see how great the episodes are,” Ferrera’s rep told the Post. Meanwhile, Lohan’s rep said that “Lindsay was scheduled for six episodes and is appearing in four but had a lovely time.”