Lindsay Lohan: I Wasn't Fired from “Inferno”

12/01/2010 Posted by Admin

Lindsay Lohan: I wasn’t fired from “Inferno”

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By our guest blogger, Daphne Hernandez

Just as we reported last week that Malin Akerman replaced Lindsay Lohan as Linda Lovelace in “Inferno,” the recently rehabbed star is swinging wildly at reports she was fired.

Sources state “Inferno” director Matthew Wilder initially dismissed Lohan based on her inability to be insured for the film. Now she’s crying foul, claiming that not only is she “100 percent insurable,” but that she pulled herself out of the project.

Yet, why would Lohan walk away from the most-anticipated role she’s had to date?

Her camp blames the nature of the role and LiLo’s current sobriety as strikes against playing Lovelace. Ethan Terra, the co-owner of Dina Lohan’s production company and a close family friend, said this film would be “counterproductive.” He explains, “When she takes on a role, she really becomes the character, and right now she is surrounded by nothing but positivity, so putting her back into a negative frame of mind would be very self-destructive.”

Lovelace, the star of the infamous adult film “Deep Throat,” suffered immense abuse allegedly at the hands of her first husband. Lovelace also claims he was the reason she worked in the adult film industry.

Despite Lohan’s personal troubles splashed across every tabloid in America, her image on screen is far less controversial (aside from her role as a stripper in the critically panned “I Know Who Killed Me"). Personally, I was looking forward to Lohan stretching the acting chops everyone claims she has.

Now the pressure is on Akerman to see if she can deliver. Up until this point, Akerman appeared in box office hits like “Watchmen” and “The Proposal,” yet her name wasn’t what brought in the bacon. She is now stepping into a highly publicized lead role which can break her into “serious lead actress” territory or banish her to “Showgirls” land with Elizabeth Berkley.

I pray it’s not the latter.

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