Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, who is preparing to host this week’s edition of “Saturday Night Live,” talked about her legal problems during the past year in an appearance this morning on NBC’s “Today,” MTV.com reports.
Lohan told “Today’s” Matt Lauer she’s clean and sober and looking forward to getting back to work.
The story reports: “The actress, who is hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend for the first time since 2006, revealed that her most recent round of legal troubles — which began in January 2011 when she violated her probation (related to a 2007 DUI) by wearing a $2,500 necklace out of a Venice, California, boutique (she returned the necklace, claiming it was an accident) — brought her to a breaking point.”
Lohan is quoted as saying: "This last whirlwind of experiences I’ve gone through this last year and a half, I’ve kind of just taken a step back and been like, ‘I’m not doing what I love to do and I need to find a way to kind of find that balance again.’”
Lauer brought up Lohan’s 2006 appearance on “Today” in which she avoided questions about her partying, prompting Lohan to admit she was in denial back then.
Said Lohan: "It’s a scary thing to have to express to people. I wasn’t as comfortable with myself then. It was a fear factor that I had about what was really going on. I had to get that wakeup call."
The story reports: “Lohan explained that one of the key changes she’s made in her recovery has been surrounding herself with the right people. She copped to being ‘ignorant towards the fact that maybe I should not go out all the time’ and that, at 25, the time has come for her to ‘grow up and take care of myself.’"
Lohan reportedly says she is leaving her hard partying behind. "I regret the choices that I’ve made," she added, according to the story. "I don’t need to see any more negative stuff.”
Lohan, who is still completing the terms of her probation, confirmed that her “SNL” appearance can be expected to poke fun at her personal turmoil, adding that her legal counsel has given her clearance to joke about the subject.