Lindsay Lohan Says She Never Intended to be A Celebrity
Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Lindsay Lohan LohanIntv200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - In a candid and frank discussion, Lindsay Lohan talks about the perils of celebrity and drug use with Lauren Hutton for February's Interview magazine.

"People really have come to believe that I started in this because I wanted to be a celebrity. But that was never my intention. I wanted to be a movie star. But movie stars are not what they used to be," Lohan says.

Lohan says because of the constant media attention directed towards her personal life, her acting ability has been overshadowed.

"What hurts me the most is that I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just don't get the opportunities that they get because people are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life. But that doesn't mean it's going to last forever," Lohan told Hutton.

While Lohan says she understands the interest in her life, she does blame the media intrusion for some of her more infamous moments.

"You know, my car accident that I got into, where I got my first charge, I wouldn't have been speeding up like I was if I didn't have people shoving cameras in my windows," Lohan says.

And that's not the only time her fame had turned dangerous.

"It's okay for someone to chase me and then try to cut me off so I ram my car into a tree . . . I mean, I know this guy was trying to do his job, but his 'job' almost landed me half-dead," Lohan said.

Lohan says now there's really no place in the world she can go to escape the press.

"When I was in Dubai, there was still press lined up around the hotel. So I find it close to impossible to actually do that. I mean, it is what it is. This is what I asked for, and in this day and age that's what actually goes on."

Interview magazine's February issue will be on newsstands January 20th.

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