LOS ANGELES -- Given the fact that Lindsay Lohan was released from rehab just one day before a special screening of her new film "Machete," the odds of her attending the event were slim. Nevertheless, her co-stars lamented her absence and had wonderful well-wishes for the troubled actress.
Everyone from Don Johnson to the film's leading man, Danny Trejo, to Cheech Marin and Michelle Rodriguez all had glowing praise for Lohan, who plays the rebellious daughter of a powerful senator's aide. Jessica Alba, who plays a saucy immigration officer, was excited for people to see Lohan onscreen again.
"She's so good in this movie," Alba said emphatically. "I can't wait for people to see [her in] it."
"Machete" director Robert Rodriguez agreed. "She's awesome in the movie," he said, adding that when audiences see Lohan back in action, on her acting game, they'll remember why they paid attention to her in the first place.
"That's what they'll see: the actress behind all that paparazzi nonsense that follows her and won't leave her alone," he said. "They'll get to see her and say, 'Oh, that's why we follow her around.' "
After reporting to the Century Regional Detention Center on July 20 for her 90-day jail sentence, Lohan was released after less than two full weeks in custody thanks to good behavior and chronic overcrowding at the facility. She went straight from jail to the UCLA Medical Center on August 2 to begin the rehab phase of her sentence for a probation violation from a 2007 DUI conviction.
Lohan is said to be going back to work on her Linda Lovelace biopic, "Inferno," and will continue to receive care on an outpatient basis.
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