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EXCLUSIVE! Lindsay Lohan Thinks She Deserves A Second Chance & Industry Experts Agree…But Actions Speak Louder Than Words!

Tue, August 31, 2010 5:47pm EDT by 2 Comments


After screwing up again and again and again, this perpetual party monster demands a second chance in Hollywood — but does she deserve one? What do you think, BFFs?

Lindsay Lohan has served her minimal amount of jail and rehab time and is now adamant that she should make her big Hollywood comeback ASAP – but does the industry elite agree that she deserves a second chance?

“I don’t care what anyone says. I know that I’m a damn good actress. … And I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible—but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes,” the 24-year-old starlet says in the Oct. issue of Vanity Fair.

She adds, “I’ve admitted to the things that I’ve done—to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ’cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, O.K., ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.”

Sure, Lindsay claims she’s ready to get back to work and redeem herself for the mistakes she’s made – but is Hollywood ready to take a chance on her again?

When consulted with movie industry insiders — including a director, two casting directors, a producer/writer and a celebrity expert — all say Lindsay will be welcomed back with open arms…but only if she proves her worth.

“She’s not done. Hollywood loves a comeback story — and so does the public. One of the hardest things as a child actor is to grow up — and she’s proven she can do that,” Lauren Lloyd, producer, casting director and creator of, tells us. “She has the chops as an actor. She’s proven she can go from a child actress to a grown up actress — she has the looks and the chops to do it.”

Writer and producer Dawn Ritchie agrees — but reiterates that Lindsay’s second chance will only come after she shows she’s actually serious about her craft for real.

“Lindsay’s success depends only on her dedication to pursue her career,” she explains. “The industry understands the delicacy of the artistic personality. It forgives transgressions. In the end, talent will [win] out.”

Celebrity expert and author of Cult of Celebrity, Cooper Lawrence, points out that Lindsay’s fans will also forgive her for going off the deep end because her issues weren’t 100% her fault…she was the victim of bad parenting.

“It’s the celebrities who do harm to others like Chris Brown that we have a harder time accepting back into the limelight,” Lawrence says. “We have always taken pity on the child stars who were mistreated or taken advantage of by their seemingly greedy parents and the industry.”

Although she hasn’t had a box office hit since Mean Girls in 2004, Lindsay DOES have a pretty fierce supporting role in the artistic drama Machete, which hits theaters Sept. 3 (she plays gun-toting socialite April). Plus, she’s also starring as famed porn star Linda Lovelace in the drama, Inferno, which starts shooting in Nov. She could very well be on her road to redemption already!

Do YOU want to see Lindsay back on the big screen? Do you think she’ll make a comeback like Robert Downey Jr. did, or is her time to shine in the past? Sound off below!

–Kirstin Benson, with reporting by Jo Piazza