Ever since she relocated from the paparazzi's glare in New York and LA — first to Europe, then to Turkey and finally settling in Dubai — Lindsay Lohan has spent less time than ever in the spotlight yet still manages to captivate our interest each time she does speak to the press.
In a new interview with W, the actress opened up about her new life in Dubai, upcoming projects, and how much social media has changed the nature of being famous.
On the surprising female-friendly atmosphere in Dubai:
"It's a very big place for female activists. Women have a very strong community. It's a whole different world, which is really cool. It's a place you think women don't have as much of a right to be themselves, but they actually have more than you'd imagine."
On the relief of not being under the paparazzi's scrutiny:
"There's a certain calmness that I find there. There's no paparazzi, no cameras; that's a big deal for me. I never considered people taking a picture 'bothering' me, but I don't want people to misinterpret who I am as a person if they see me sneezing and they say I'm crying. I do really appreciate having the life where I can just go outside and not have to worry."
On social media and fame:
"We didn't have Instagram…It would have been a lot calmer for me. When you think about it, paparazzi are not as crazy as they used to be when I used to be in New York. Now I can just [take a picture] before I walk out the door and then there is no story. It's good, but it's a little in-genuine. But don't you think it's going to go away? It used to be, the less you are seen, the better. But that's impossible. What, are you never going to leave home?"
Lohan also talked about her new projects, including a beauty line that includes a creme lipstick-blush duo, a clothing line that's "closer to haute couture," a new Mykonos location of her Lohan Nightclub in Athens, Greece (in addition to her potential Lohan Island), an appearance in the upcoming season of British sitcom Sick Note starring Rupert Grint, as well as a part in Frame, an all-female movie out of Saudi Arabia that will begin shooting in April.
"To do an all-female project [in Saudi Arabia] is a milestone," Lohan told W. "Everything happens for a reason. I would have never expected to do a movie at this time that I have such a say in, and coming out of Shadi, Riyadh, and Abu Dhabi. I feel lucky."
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