In a foreword for Susan Bernard's new book ‘Marilyn: Intimate Exposures,’ Lindsay Lohan compares herself to the iconic sex symbol and then claims that she doesn't want to be a celebrity.
Lohan writes, “Marilyn was the beautiful bad girl in that tight, rose-colored dress. The character she played was strong and taking control, which I unconsciously knew at that young age was a necessary quality for a woman. I can understand the photographer Bernard of Hollywood's statement, ‘it took a superhuman effort to be Marilyn. I identify.”
In 2008, Lohan recreated Monroe's 'The Last Sitting' portrait for New York Magazine.
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Lohan rambles on: “People in their mind have created who I am and act as if there is no real person inside of me. Just like Marilyn. Marilyn never wanted to be just a celebrity. Neither do I... I had always thought that movie stars were in films that would last forever in your mind. But now the films don't. I don't want to be remembered as someone who just wanted to be photographed, who goes out at night, and gets in trouble.”
Lohan continues her pesecuted diatribe, “Marilyn said she had no foundation. But she said she was really working on it. I've been trying to do the same thing...I believe in myself and I'm a good actress.”
Oddly, Lohan doesn't mention that Marilyn was never arrested multiple times or spent time in jail.