While Lohan was in Cannes in May — “losing” her passport and missing a court appearance that led to her probation violation and subsequent jailing — the actress was shot for Complex magazine for an August/September issue cover story that was supposed to include an interview.
Lohan showed up five hours late — at 12:30 a.m. (“earlier than we'd figured, actually”) – and the shoot didn’t start until 3:45.
Complex soon found itself ensconced in “Lohandemonium.”
Meanwhile, the accompanying interview with Lohan failed to materialize:
E-mails have gone unanswered; the same for voicemails we left with her mom, Dina. The photographers' agent, who's known Lindsay for a long time, admitted to us that he hasn't had contact with her for weeks. When you don't have a publicist and your personal assistant resigns, it's a lot easier to disappear.
But Complex decided to use the cover “to ask the question everyone’s forgetting: what’s it like to be LiLo right now?” – effectively turning lemons into Lohanade.
It’s worth noting that Complex doesn’t seem to be too upset with Lohan dodging their interview. Quite the opposite – they’re superfans of Lohan’s perilous post-Disney period:
Who else would choose her comeback vehicles to be Robert Rodriguez's Machete and the Linda Lovelace biopic, Inferno? That's gully on both counts. She may have been a Disney ingenue, but about five years ago she took a hard left, and we've been loving her for it—movies or no movies.
Perhaps they’re just angling for that first post-penal interview.
Here's a short video from the Complex shoot: