Lindsay Lohan: I Want People To Forget My Past So I Can Work Again

Tue, March 1, 2011 8:26pm EDT by 21 Comments

Lindsay Lohan wants to move on, says “personal instances” got in the way of her career path!

Lindsay Lohan says she is once again trying to make amends for her past so that she can get on with her life and focus on rebuilding her once-promising career. The actress gave a very candid interview to Extra, her first since leaving rehab, and expressed her desire for people to look past her recent legal troubles.

The actress confesses she doesn’t want the world to remember her for her DUI, car crash, drug abuse and jail days. “[I want to create] great movies, great films, [and tell] great stories,” LiLo tells Extra. “That’s what I’ve aspired to do my whole life and personal instances in my life got in the way. But, I dont want that to be known for that anymore.”

Despite being out on bail on a felony,  the 24-year-old says she’s doing quite well. “I feel great! I feel happy,” she says. “There’s always bumps that we have in the road and as long as I’m focusing on this one thing that I know I need to put first in my life — which is my recovery — I’m doing good and that’s what’s most important for me.”

And Lindsay has a new way of looking at things. “There’s not a second that goes by where if I do something wrong, I will immediately look at the situation and say, ‘You know what? That was wrong of me. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have done that,'” she explains.

Lindsay also talks about her days in rehab and how she spent her time. “I enjoyed writing, reading, talking to other people and hearing different people’s stories,” she said. “That’s always interesting to me — relating to them is a nice thing.”

But her career is what kept Lindsay looking forward. She admits that she missed working while in rehab. “I miss being on set. I really do miss it,” she says.

And Lindsay realizes it won’t be easy to get the film industry to accept her again. “There’s going to be a lot of steps that I have to go through to kind of prove myself again and get the trust from people that I respect to work with,” she notes. “I’m willing to do what I have to do to get there because that’s my passion.”

Lindsay’s apologetic interview doesn’t erase her grand-theft charges for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif. jewelry store. If she is found guilty, pleads no contest to the charges or accepts a plea deal, she will face jail time again.

– Lindsey DiMattina