"I don't care what anyone says. I know that I'm a damn good actress. And I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible — but that's what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes. I've admitted to the things that I've done — to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things 'cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, OK, 'cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it."
-Actress, singer and tabloid fixture Lindsay Lohan, pouring her heart out to Vanity Fair in her first published interview since she was released from jail. In the magazine's cover story, Lohan touches on a number of subjects, including her incarceration, the future of her career, the mixed messages circulated about her substance abuse issues and her complicated relationship with her father Michael. "I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life," she told the magazine. "The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you'd be, like, happy that your father's there [in the courtroom]. But then he has to go and do an interview right after."
Lohan also denies ever using prescription drugs for recreational purposes ("I never have — never in my life. I have no desire to," she said) and told her side of the story about the night her SCRAM bracelet — a court-ordered accessory that monitored her alcohol intake — was set off, triggering the chain reaction that landed her behind bars. "If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am, then putting a bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I'm taking and my father says I'm taking," she said. "So that says something, because I was fine."
The star of "Mean Girls" and "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" has already started her comeback, as she'll be portraying famous porn star Linda Lovelace in a biopic about her life called "Inferno."