The previously sympathetic director is fed up with Lohan's unreliability.
It seems that Lindsay Lohan is continuing her erratic behavior, to the point where she has now peeved off even her previously sympathetic Canyons director Paul Shrader. The director, who previously excused Lohan’s absence from the Venice Film Festival, calling her a “talented, but unpredictable star,” has now spoken out against her for not taking part in the film’s promotion as well.
Lindsay's unpredictable behavior could affect The Canyons' press image.
Yesterday (September 25th) the director took to to official Canyons Facebook page, to post the following criticism: “I am mystified and disappointed by LL's refusal to support The Canyons. She is a producer of the film, a 25% owner. She has received wonderful reviews (among the negative) for her performance. I hired her when no one else would. She fought to keep the role when I wanted to fire her for unreliability. She has no other films in the can…”
According to Shrader, this might be Lohan rejecting her own image.
Shrader didn’t stop there. Later on in the post, he theorized about the reasons behind Lindsay shirking her promotional duties. “I can only surmise that Lindz had decided that Canyons is part of a reprobate past she must put behind her in order to move forward,” he writes. “She was never comfortable working with James Deen and perhaps this still sticks in her craw. I assume those closet to her, her family and reps, had advised her to treat Canyons as an indiscretion.”
However, Shrader expressed the hope that Lohan will henceforth treat The Canyons as the “extraordinary piece of work” that he sees it to be. After listing all the promotional opportunities that the star had missed, Shrader finished on a positive note, claiming that he is also hoping for Lindsay to reclaim a healthy life and career and that he believes that the movie constitutes that much needed career growth for the actress.
Lohan is yet to respond to the accusations.