LiLo: I'm a Damn Good Actress, and My Dad's a Jerk

By Greg Wilson
|  Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010  |  Updated 2:44 PM PDT
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Lindsay Lohan said there's blame to share for all her troubles, and even some of it rests with her.

In an interview with Vanity Fair conducted just before she went to jail last month, the 24-year-old actress said a lack of guidance, tabloids and most of all her Dad helped cause her well-chronicled problems. But even so, she said the image the public has of her is way off the mark.

“If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am, then putting a [SCRAM] bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking—so that says something, because I was fine,” Lohan told the mag. “I think everyone has their own addictions and hopefully learns how to get past them,” she says, in an interview conducted one week before her jail time began. “I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life.”

Lohan, who has a role in the soon-to-be released "Machete," and is about to start shooting a Linda Lovelace biopic,  reports that Lohan thinks her career is far from over.

“I don’t care what anyone says. I know that I’m a damn good actress. … And I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible—but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes,” she said.

Lohan denied abusing drugs

“I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have—never in my life. I have no desire to. That’s not who I am. I’ve admitted to the things that I’youngne—to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ’cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, O.K., ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.”

She insisted she's grown up, and says her past was a case of being uyoug, rich and alone in Hollywood.

“So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons," she 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.”

“It was very go-go-go and I had a lot of responsibility; and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore—I was 18, 19—with a ton of money and no one really here to tell me that I couldn’t do certain things … And I see where that’s gotten me now, and I don’t like it.”

Selected Reading: Vanity Fair, USA Today, IMDB.

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