Lindsay Lohan is setting the record straight.
Just a week before heading to rehab, the Liz & Dick actress sat down with famed reporter Piers Morgan to speak candidly about her drug usage, sexuality and troubled history.
In the interview with The Daily Mail, where Morgan described her as “a damaged, vulnerable young woman struggling to find normality in her often tormented life,” the 26-year-old spilled some surprising truths that would surprise even the most diehard LiLo fans.
Here are 18 things Lohan wants the world to know about her — straight from her own very mouth.
1. She doesn’t use drugs as much as people thinks she does.
“Everyone thinks I’ve done it so many times. But I’ve only done it maybe four or five times in my life. I don’t like it. It reminds me of my dad. I took it four times in a period from about the age of 20 to 23, and I got caught twice.”
2. She doesn’t do hard drugs.
I’ve never taken heroin either, never injected myself with anything, never done LSD. Those things all scare me.
“I was 17 [when I had my first drink]. I got really sick and mom made me sleep with vomit still on me so I’d understand how it felt. I didn’t drink again throughout high school. I was too scared!”
4. She didn’t drink when she was in high school.
“My friends and I would actually pretend to be drunk. And it was more fun. I never rebelled against my parents – I worked hard, I was responsible and I didn’t go to high-school parties.”
5. She takes Adderall to help with her ADD.
“I have severe ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). I can’t stand still. So I take Adderall (a prescription drug) for that, it calms me. I know people who take it to stay up, or girls who take it to supposedly stay slim because it kills your appetite. But I eat all the time. I just take it to stay calm. It works well for me.”
6. She uses tranquillizers — but only when she needs to.
“[I take] Trazodone if I’ve been travelling and can’t sleep from jet lag. But in small doses, I’m not a pill-popper.”
7. She’s tried other drugs.
“Pot, obviously. And ecstasy. I liked that better than the others (giggles). I didn’t drink on it, so I was just chilling. It’s something that a lot of people experience when they’re in college. I just should have known that being in the public eye, someone was bound to say something or try to make some money off it.”
8. She hasn’t taken drugs in a while.
“Probably a year ago. Some pot. But I’m not a stoner.”
9. She’s not a heavy drinker.
“I’ve never been a huge drinker. I’ve never woken up in the morning and had a drink.”
10. She’s straight.
“Yes. I like boys. I like being in a relationship with a guy … I know I’m straight.”
11. She acknowledges her romantic past with Samantha Ronson.
“When I was with Samantha (Ronson), I didn’t want to leave, because I didn’t want to be alone. It was very toxic. And her family controlled anything she did. I still love her as a person. … I think there was a point when I was [in love with her].”
12. She caught her dad cheating on her mom.
“He’d disappeared for five days, so I asked Mum if we could go to my grandmother’s house and see if he was there. I got out of the car when we arrived and I saw him diving into the pool with some woman. So I ran into the house and checked her ID to see who she was. I remember running back to the car, feeling sick. I didn’t tell Mum until we got home. That woman was the one he had a secret child with, which came out in the press recently.”
13. She doesn’t blame her father for what has happened to her.
“I don’t blame anyone but myself. I just didn’t want him in my life at that point because he was causing chaos. He wasn’t being a father.”
14. She does realize that some of her actions were out of line.
“I think my two DUIs were totally irresponsible – a stupid mistake… Everyone thinks I’m this crazy drug addict who shows up late to everything and behaves so badly. But I’m not. I’m bad with timing. I always panic when people rush me. I’m like, ‘I’ll be there half an hour early if you just give me my space and don’t call me every five seconds.'”
15. She’s optimistic about her latest rehab stint.
“I look at it as a good thing. I can come back afterwards and be fully focused on work.”
16. But she thinks there are also other things she could be doing in that time.
“I think there are other things I could do instead of going to a rehab centre that would benefit me more. The best thing they could do for me would be to make me go abroad to different countries and work with children.”
17. She wants to put her career first.
“I’m not concerned about being in a relationship right now. I want to work for a year and then eventually settle down and have children and a husband.”
18. She has no regrets.
“I live without regrets. There are certain things I have done, mistakes that I made, that I would change, but I don’t regret them at all, because I’ve learnt from them.”