Lindsay Lohan is back – and as expected her road to sobriety is not going smoothly.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the first advance trailer for Lohan’s much-anticipated new reality series has surfaced and shows the infamous party girl butting heads with Oprah Winfrey herself in the very first episode.
Which is rather strange, since the docu-series Lindsay will air on Winfrey’s OWN network.
Assembled by documentarian Amy Rice, Lindsay documents Lohan’s efforts to rebuild her career following a three-month stint in rehab last summer. The 27-year-old actress reportedly received $2-million (U.S.) to appear in the series, which debuts this Sunday on OWN in the U.S. and Canada.
In the two-minute trailer, Lohan is shown apartment-shopping in New York and readily admits to her hard-partying past in a narrative voiceover.
“There’s no party I haven’t gone to, there’s no person I haven’t hung out with, there’s no situation I haven’t been exposed to,” she says.
At the same time, Lohan seems to know that the party has come to end and that she now has to re-establish her stature as a working actress.
“I know this is my last shot at doing what I love to do,” she says glumly.
Lohan claims she isn’t tempted to start drinking again, but her sober coach doesn’t sound nearly as confident.
When the camera asks the coach, who is not identified, whether Lohan is still sober, he takes a long pause and replies, “You know. …”
Fleeting images also show Lohan arguing with her father, Michael Lohan.
And because old bad habits die hard – or sometimes not at all – the trailer repeatedly reveals that the former star of The Parent Trap and Mean Girls is still a handful.
The clip shows Lohan refusing to let the cameras into her new apartment and bickering with members of the production crew tasked to film the series.
All of which appears to result in Winfrey arriving in New York to set things straight. When a production assistant provides the media mogul with details of Lohan’s difficulty to date, Oprah responds with, “This is exactly what everybody said was going to happen. And I believed differently.”
Naturally, that necessitates a sombre sit-down between Winfrey and Lohan. In the clip’s most powerful moment, a serious-looking Winfrey tells Lohan in no uncertain terms: “You need to cut the bulls–t. You really do.”
Are you listening, Lindsay?