(NEW YORK) — The series premiere of Lindsay Lohan’s OWN docu-series, Lindsay, on Sunday night was filled with the kind of drama you’d expect from the actress, though nothing especially scandalous.
Lindsay began with the Mean Girls star sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview last August, just days after she was released from court-ordered rehab, stemming from a car crash case. But much of the one-hour episode focused on Lohan’s move from California to New York, in an attempt to wipe the slate clean.
Lohan dropped off a lot of her stuff at her mom Dina’s Long Island home, but she didn’t crash there. Instead, she decided to live in a hotel until she could find an apartment, which proved to be more difficult than she anticipated.
Amid all of this, Lohan was offered a chance to be flown to the Venice Film Festival to promote her film, The Canyons. The catch: she had to make an appearance in London for GQ. After consulting with her sober coach, she chose to nix the deal and skip the film festival, drawing the ire of her director, Paul Schrader. He claimed at a Venice press conference that he’d been held “hostage” by Lohan.
Lohan missed working on a set, so she agreed to appear in a lingerie spot. However, she didn’t like the script, and she later had a heated exchange with the director that ended with her leaving in tears. She dropped out of the project.
The episode ended with a preview of what’s ahead later in the season. There are more arguments ahead, including at least one with her father, Michael Lohan.
Episode two of Lindsay will air next Sunday night on OWN.
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