Lindsay Lohan is just 23 but she’s already too jaded and is carrying around too much baggage to be a suitable candidate for certain parts, author Allison Burnett seems to believe. The freckled actress was being considered for the silver screen adaptation of “Undiscovered Gyrl” but Burnett turned her down because she couldn’t possibly play a teenager, the Mirror
The story is that of a teenage girl who blogs about her coming of age in all aspects, with the focus falling mostly on her love life. Lohan, it seems, was being considered for the lead because producers believed she had that certain something required to play the troubled teen in the acclaimed novel. The only problem was, however, that the author did not seem to be of the same opinion, rejecting the idea the moment she heard of it.
The reason why Burnett did not want Lohan, the Mirror says, is that she deems her “too jaded” and too troubled to be a reliable professional. Instead of risking it all, Burnett and the producers would probably go with someone who is less of a risk, it is being said. “[Lohan] is a wonderful actress, but her fame and baggage would only work against her.” Burnett says, as quoted by the Mirror.
This is the first time that rumors surface as to the kind of trouble Lohan is in from a professional point of view. As a matter of fact, she said so herself in an interview dating earlier this year, when she stated that she believed she should be at least as appreciated as Scarlett Johansson – if only people could stop concentrating on her personal life and paid more attention instead to her acting and the many things she was trying to accomplish.
“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. People are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life. Even other actors – I mean, great actors who I want to work with – have such a misconception of who I am because of all the things that get said about me.” Lindsay was saying
back then. As it turns out, if the above report is accurate, people’s misconceptions of her have cost her yet another role.