Lindsay Lohan's new director claims the actress is no wild child.

The 23-year-old star - who was recently hired by director Robert Rodriguez for a role in 'Machete', a film which follows the struggles of an illegal immigrant - claims the star is simply misunderstood and deserves a chance to prove herself in the film world.

He told In Touch Weekly: "Lindsay isn't any different from any girl her age. She has the same problems that a lot of our daughters have, but she's in the public eye all the time. I've seen them carry some other girl the same age out of that same club and nobody cares a damn."

The actress - who is set to star alongside Robert De Niro in the picture - was reportedly fired from her latest film, 'The Other Side', because she was no longer bankable thanks to her personal troubles.

Despite this, Robert claims he is very keen to work with the US starlet on the project.

He added: "These things come together very quickly. We're casting right now, and The Script just came out."

Lindsay is believed to have financial troubles after struggling to land a major film part for sometime.