Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has been doing her best to keep out of the spotlight, but there’s always something that puts her back into the limelight. She last appeared on the screen for Oprah’s docu-series called Lindsay. There, we saw what life is like for the former child star and her outlook after seven stints in rehab. She was also recently under media scrutiny with her engagement and ultimate break-up with Russian millionaire boyfriend, who turned out to be abusive.
So now she’s trying to get back to the one thing she knows best – movies. After her dropping major hints about the remake of one of her biggest films to-date, Mean Girls, she is taking on another task of trying to become a princess, at least on the big screen. As a teenager, Lindsay even dabbled in music, making a couple of pop hits, including Confessions Of A Broken Soul. So her latest bid is to combine both her talents and hopefully boost her slowing career.
Lindsay posted an image on Instagram that got everyone talking. Her side-by-side photo showed her in red hair and a picture of the original Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She later edited that post, but quick fans on the Internet managed to capture the caption she used for the image: “I will sing again, as #ariel #thelittlemermaid [if] @Disney approve that #billcondon directs it.” She later changed the caption to “#thelittlemermaid”.
Bill Condon is a celebrated Hollywood director, known for his musical movie work like Chicago, Dreamgirls and Gods and Monsters. And his latest work is the Emma Watson-starrer, the live action remake of Disney’s princess classic, Beauty and the Beast. So that’s where Lohan got her inspiration from!
It was Disney who initially got her the fame. As a child star, she played the lead role in a number of hits including Freaky Friday, Herbie: Fully Loaded and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Sophia Coppola was initially signed up to direct the live action remake of The Little Mermaid, but she turned it down due to “creative differences”. Actually, having Lindsay Lohan on board is a great thing and she is talented enough to pull it off, if audiences are willing to brush aside her tumultuous private life.