We never thought The Canyons shoot was going to be an easy ride for anyone, and as it turns out, it wasn't. It really wasn't. Bringing together controversial novelist Bret Easton Ellis, porn star James Deen and the troubled Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan was always going to be risky and according to screenwriter Stephen Rodrick, all hell broke loose on set.
The scribe spoke to TMZ.com about the whole darn thing, claiming Lohan was initially fired after failing to show-up for a read-through before showing up at director Paul Schrader's hotel room, pounding on his door while hysterically crying and begging for her job back. The actress stayed in the hallway for around 90 minutes before leaving after securing a second chance.
Perhaps the most concerning part of Rodrick's story is the 4-way 14 minute sex scene shot with real-life porn actors. Lohan wasn't happy about the scene and had been drinking beforehand, locking herself in a closet and refusing to come out. Director Schrader had to beg her to do the scene, eventually stripping naked his self in order to show her it was no big deal. After finally completing the take, Lindsay drove off in her Porsche with Rodrick saying the producers "all hoped they would still have a lead actress in the morning."
On another occasion, Lindsay partied with Lady Gaga until 5.30am despite having a 6.00am call time on The Canyons. She eventually showed up at 9am but left soon after when a doctor said she was too sick to film. Gaga posted a picture of herself with Lindsay on her website last July, with the caption, "I love to stay up late and take pictures of beautiful celebrities."
The Canyons, described as "Youth, glamor, sex and Los Angeles, circa 2012" is set for release in 2013.
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