NEW YORK — Finding time in Lindsay Lohan’s schedule isn’t easy these days.
She’s only 17, but with the lineup of work ahead of her, it seems as though she’s been in show business for longer than her years allow.
She’s only in New York for a little over a day and has to get back to Toronto where she’s in the middle of filming her next movie, “Mean Girls,” a comedy written by “Saturday Night Live” star Tina Fey. Lohan plays the lead in the film about a girl who attends an Illinois public high school, falls for the wrong guy and experiences humiliation from her female classmates. Due out next summer, Lohan is deeply into her character, but still can’t wait until she can come back home to Long Island for Thanksgiving when filming is over on Nov. 21.
Besides her current project, Lohan is looking forward to the release of “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” a film she just wrapped. She’s also the lead in this movie about a teenager who is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention. This one’s due out early next year.
But like many young stars today, Lohan isn’t just an actor. She’s working on the release of her first album. In September 2002, Emilio Estefan Jr. took Lohan under his wing and has been working to get her signed to a major label. In that arena, things are really starting to pick up.
“I have a meeting with Tommy Mottola right after this,” she said, confident he would like her rock and hip-hop style she showed off in “Freaky Friday,” the Disney Pictures film for which she is best known.
The oldest of four children and daughter of a former Radio City Rockette and an investment banker, Lohan has been acting since she was only three. She was the first red-headed child ever signed by Ford Models, has appeared with Bill Cosby on Jell-O commercials, landed a role on the soap opera, “Another World,” and played the lead roles as the twins in the remake of “The Parent Trap” at the age of 11.Lohan said she enjoyed filming “Freaky Friday” the best. In this story about a mother and daughter who wake up one day in each other’s bodies, Lohan played Anna Coleman, a free-spirited, wannabe teen singer who often found it hard to relate to her divorced mother, played by Jamie Lee Curtis.
“I found that when I was playing her, I was becoming more like her,” she said. “But I’m really not like that at all. I’m much more open-minded than Anna.”
But what she liked about the part was working with Curtis, who taught her a great deal about acting.
“I really loved working with Jamie,” she said. “We went over every scene before we did it, since I was playing the adult for so much of the movie. She’s just the greatest.”
Besides Curtis, Lohan said she looks up to Jodie Foster and Julia Roberts — two actresses she would “die to work with.”
In “Freaky Friday,” Anna’s character often sported a punk style, wearing rock-star T-shirts and baggy jeans. Lohan said she shared a lot of Anna’s style, but is much more into fashion than the character. Flipping through a rack of clothes, she pulls a pair of Rock & Republic jeans, a Dolce & Gabbana jacket and Evisu Donna top — all pink — to wear for the shoot.
“I always go straight for pink — I just love pink,” she said, reaching for her pink Baby Phat cell phone.
She also knew exactly how she wanted her makeup to look.
“I tore pages out of this month’s Elle,” she said, pulling the pages from her bag and showing off the photos from a shoot with Kirsten Dunst. “I love her makeup in this. It looks so pretty. Let’s do that.”
She also named the brands she likes and tends to wear a lot — Juicy Couture, Citizens of Humanity, Chloé, D&G and Crome Hearts, which she called “my absolute favorite.”
But while she is an actor and singer, Lohan is the first to say she is no Jennifer Lopez.“When I think about all of the people in this business who I admire, none of them have their own clothing lines,” she said. “I can never see myself doing that. I’ll stick to what I know.”
What she knows now is that she has only a couple of hours left at this shoot. After her meeting with Mottola, she’s off to Seventeen magazine to meet with new editor in chief Atoosa Rubinstein.
But first she has to tell her mom all about the apartment in Los Angeles she hopes to rent. She’ll room with one of her best friends — Raven, star of the Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven.”
“We are having so much fun planning the apartment,” she said. “We know how we are going to decorate every room. But I just have to tell my parents first. I think my dad might freak out.”
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