(BURBANK, Calif.) — On Wednesday night’s installment of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lindsay Lohan spoke about canceling an interview with Barbara Walters, mentioned what it’s like to be constantly in the tabloids, plugged her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, and wished her newly-confirmed half-sister luck dealing with their dad.
According to published reports, Lohan’s new publicists were apparently to blame for pulling the plug on Walters, indicating that they didn’t like the direction the interview was taking.
Lohan didn’t mention that — or how news of a possible probation revocation could have tied into it — but explained to Jay Leno Tuesday only that “the timing wasn’t right right now.” Lohan did say she loved Walters and added, “when it’s right, she’ll be the first person I sit down with.”
Regarding what Leno called the “bombshell revelation” that her father Michael was revealed to be the father of a teenage half-sister, Lohan said, “I guess I could give her one word of advice: good luck with my dad.”
“It is what it is,” she said of the situation.
Lohan, who plays Elizabeth Taylor in Sunday’s Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick, says she fought for the role, and revealed that Taylor sent her a ring once and invited her to dinner,” though she admitted she was, “genuinely just too nervous” to accept.
Lohan also appeared in a cold open to the show, in a bit about a nervous Tonight Show staffer lamenting to Leno about a “diva” who had a list of demands behind the scenes. The diva turned out to be NBC newsman David Gregory.
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