London: Actress Lindsay Lohan says she hates when people treat her like a celebrity and not as an artiste. Lohan, 28, who is all set to make her West End debut in David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' later this year, said people forgot her stint as a child actress since she was three-year-old, reported E!Online.
Lindsay Lohan. Pic/Santa Banta
"People have certain perceptions of me. For a long time, people looked at me as kind of a celebrity, which is something I never wanted... That's not what I got into this industry for. I've been doing this since I was 3 years old and I've been on set since I was 6. People kind of forgot that, and I think now is a good time," she says of her comeback.
"And what better than to do it with the great people that I'm working with on stage in London... so that people can focus on the fact that I'm in this industry because I'm an actress and an artist and not just someone you take photos of?," she said.
Lohan's name became synonymous with partying, and the actress says she is no more bothered by her frequent legal troubles in her life. "I don't understand the crazy fascination with me because it kind of scares me.
Even when I'm not doing anything, they create something that I'm doing. But I'm so numb to it at this point that it doesn't affect me personally. Whereas in the past I think it did a little bit and I was out in LA on my own," she added.
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