Lindsay Lohan on Canceling Barbara Walters Interview: 'The Timing Wasn't Right' (VIDEO)

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Lindsay Lohan claims the reason she pulled the plug on her interview with Barbara Walters was all due to bad timing.

"The timing wasn't right, right now," the troubled 26-year-old starlet told Jay Leno Monday night while promoting her new TV movie, Liz & Dick.

Lohan canceled the much-anticipated interview earlier this month, leaving both Walters and ABC, the network that hosts 20/20, "disappointed."

"If they'd said to me 'You know, Barbara, she isn't up to the kinds of questions that you might ask' ... If they had told me that, I wouldn't feel quite as disappointed as I do today," Walters said on the Nov. 12 episode of The View.

Still, Lohan insists they remain on good terms, telling Leno, "When it's right, she knows I'll be the first person she sits down with."

The rest of the interview took on an otherwise light-hearted tone, as Leno poked fun at Lohan's many run-ins with the tabloids.

However, Lohan did take a moment to reflect on joining the business at the young age of three.

Asked whether she ever wanted to take a break from acting, she said, "I think that there was a point in my life when -- it was more recent than earlier on -- but I'm kind of still a kid, in a way. I'm 26."

"I think I had to step back and kind of take myself out of everything and kind of get my head straight and kind of focus on what it is I wanted to do ... You know, you get caught up in everything. It's important to kind of find yourself and keep yourself through that."

Liz & Dick, in which Lohan takes on the the role of the iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor, airs Sunday night on Lifetime.

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  • Nicole

    The life this young woman led in her 26 years is the reason why she looks 36, at best. Very sad.