Most agree that Lindsay Lohan’s early movies, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, showed LiLo had a bright future.
“I would have predicted a stellar career,” acting coach Howard Fine tells RumorFix exclusively. “I think what has happened since has been a tragedy in terms of what might have been.”
Howard worked with Lindsay while preparing for her role on Freaky Friday. “When I first met Lindsay, I thought that she was a lovely young lady and a very gifted actress,” he told us.
Howard, who has worked with Hollywood heavyweights like Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and Salma Hayek, recommends that she stay out of the tabloids. He thinks she should follow the career of movie icon Meryl Streep, “She has never been tabloid fodder.”
Howard says overexposure takes away the “mystery” and “intrigue” surrounding an actor and they are relegated to the ranks of “reality TV stars.”
So, how can Lindsay make a comeback?
“She needs to stay out of the press and do theater,” he advises. “I would suggest working in some of our countries great regional theaters. After a few years of serious work and having hopefully garnered some great reviews, she could make her way to New York. Stunt casting, such as stepping in to an ongoing Broadway production of Grease in order to keep a show running, will not work. She has to shed the circus atmosphere around her and get down to the nitty gritty.
“Once she has evidenced a commitment to the craft via the stage, she could carefully select a great and challenging film role,” Howard concludes.
Lindsay are you listening?