New York Lindsay Lohan wants your respect.
In the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, the 24-year-old actress acknowledges making mistakes in the past and “dabbling in certain things.”
But in a July interview with the magazine before she served 14 days in jail followed by 23 days of inpatient rehab, she defended her actions, saying she was young and curious and was associating with the wrong people.
“So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons,” Lohan said. “A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. I had a lot of people that were there for me for, you know, the party.”
Lohan says she used to get her news from tabloids, which she now calls “scary and sad.”
“I would look up to those girls ... the Britneys and whatever,” she said. “And I would be like, I want to be like that.”
Despite everything, Lohan is confident in her acting abilities and future: “I don’t care what anyone says. I know that I’m a damn good actress.”
She says she’ll do whatever it takes to fix her party-girl image.
“I want my career back,” she said. “I want the respect that I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It’s not fun anyway.”
The October issue of “Vanity Fair” hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday and nationwide on Sept. 7.