A little over a week ago, former Disney star Lindsay Lohan took to social media to campaign for the lead role in Joss Whedon’s gestating DC Comics movie ‘Batgirl’. Considering that she hasn’t had a successful movie since 2004’s ‘Mean Girls’, it’s no surprise that she maybe wasn’t considered for the part before. But she does have some projects in the works, including a new makeup line, so she went on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ to promote it and while on the couch, she admitted that she knows why roles like Batgirl are being kept out of her reach.
“I don’t like when people always bring up and rehash the pas. This is actually quite a long time ago if you think about it now, and I’d rather just stay focused on what I want to do next. Whenever people bring up the past things I’ve experienced and gone through — like jail, working at the morgue, which is actually really traumatizing stuff; I’ve learned my lessons — it distracts from actually maybe meeting with people to do Batgirl, maybe doing a Mean Girls 2. It really distracts people, and they only think about the negative and I don’t think that’s a way to move forward in life.”
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Last week on The Wendy Williams Show, Lindsay Lohan said she doesn’t like when people bring up her past because it distracts from things like “maybe meeting with people to do Batgirl”. pic.twitter.com/3YzFznNkyq
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Lohan reached stardom as a child, starring in family hits like ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘Freaky Friday’ and ‘Herbie: Fully Loaded’. She achieved adult stardom and acclaim for her role as Cady Heron in the Tina Fey-penned comedy ‘Mean Girls’, but her partying and drug use soon eclipsed whatever goodwill that had earned her. She has spent time in jail (as she discussed in the interview), rehab and performing community service. She has popped up occasionally in movies like Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete’ most recently, the low-budget drama ‘The Canyons’. There was hope that ‘The Canyons’ would revive her career, but it received an extremely limited release and was critically panned. She does have a role on the upcoming second season of British sitcom ‘Sick Note’, which stars Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson.
‘Batgirl’ is currently being written by Joss Whedon, who intends to direct. There is no production start or release date. The DC Extended Universe is in a state of flux following the disappointing box office performance of ‘Justice League’, but regardless of the behind-the-scenes shakeups, Whedon’s name should be enough to get ‘Batgirl’ made.
Whedon previously expressed a desire to cast an unknown in the title role of Commissioner Gordon’s brainy daughter who finds herself pulled into the world of crime fighting by accident. Recently, Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and ‘3’, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’) expressed a desire to play Batgirl and would probably be more age appropriate.
Do you think Joss Whedon should let bygones be bygones and give Lindsay Lohan a chance? Or do you think an up-and-comer like Hailee Steinfeld could do justice to the part? Or should he stick to his guns and go with an unknown?
Source: Batman News