Despite Lindsay Lohan's DUI/coke bust and trip to rehab, she's still employed — at least for now. Shirley MacLaine and Rob Hickman, the producers of Poor Things, told People they aren't going to kick her off the project. In a joint statement, they said:
"We are trying to rearrange the shooting schedule to facilitate her working at the end of the shoot to coincide with the completion of her rehabilitation. We wish her love and the blending of mind, body and spirit."
But Lohan's grace period appears to be running out, according to several sources in a New York Times story. Some studios and producers are reportedly removing Lohan from their casting lists, staying away from the actress until she proves she's reliable, responsible and capable of working — not to mention sober.
I can't say I'm surprised. If I were a director, I don't think I'd take a chance on Lohan right now. Besides the risk of her being physically unable to work, some of you are saying you won't see a movie with her in it. And she's one of the few stars whose offscreen behavior affects how I see her work.
That's a shame, because I think Lohan has talent. Her performance was one of the bright spots in Georgia Rule, and you'll never catch me saying a bad word about Mean Girls. But she's already been replaced in two movies recently, once by Sienna Miller and again by Bryce Dallas Howard, though it's not clear if either of those situations had anything to do with her wild behavior. Whatever the reason, though, I do wish she'd stay out of the spotlight for a while and get her life together so she — and we — can stop being distracted by her antics.