While the reality series is somewhat of a surprise (the actress previously turned up her nose at the prospect of reality TV), interviews have long been her forte, so who better to sit down with for an exclusive tell-all than the Queen of Talk herself?
Of course, the highly anticipated interview, which will air in August on OWN, won't be the first time Lindsay has chit-chatted with Oprah.
In 2006, while promoting the film "Bobby," Lindsay stopped by "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to gush about working with Emilio Estevez. She also downplayed her party girl reputation, saying, "I'm 20 years old. Is it a crime to go... dancing with your friends? It's not. I have a life, and I have my family, and I have work."
Here's a clip from Lindsay's 2008 "Oprah Winfrey Show" appearance:
She's also mastered the interview circuit with other big-name interviewers... or not.
Bailing on Barbara
In 2012, Lindsay canceled a scheduled "20/20" interview with Barbara Walters, only to immediately book a sit-down with Jay Leno instead. (Whoops! Hell hath no fury like a Walters scorned.) The veteran news journalist addressed the impromptu cancellation on "The View."
"If they'd said to me, 'You know, Barbara, she isn't up to the kinds of questions that you might ask,' I wouldn't feel quite as disappointed as I do today," Walters said. "She said whenever she did an interview, she would sit down and do it with me. I spent a lot of time doing a lot of homework, watching the actual movie, and then the next thing we hear, my interview with Lindsay is canceled; Lindsay doesn't feel up to it. The punch line: Lindsay Lohan is sitting for an interview with Jay Leno."
Later, Lindsay told Leno she'd sit down with Barb "when it's right," then added, "It's all good. I spoke to the people that she works with and everything, so..."
In the same interview she said, "I'm kind of still a kid, like, in a way. I'm 26."
Watch Lindsay attempt to explain why she bailed on Barbara:
A 2006 interview with Vanity Fair quoted the then-teen starlet saying she suffered from bulimia. While the article described an intervention on the set of "Saturday Night Live" and quoted her as saying, "I was sick. Everyone was scared. And I was scared too. I had people sit me down and say, 'You're going to die if you don't take care of yourself.'" Lohan later denounced the interview.
A rep told MTV News that Lohan has never been bulimic or anorexic: "Lindsay is upset," spokesperson Leslie Sloane Zelnick said. "Things were taken out of context. Liberties were taken."
But Vanity Fair defended reporter Evgenia Peretz, releasing a statement that said, "[Peretz] is one of our most reliable reporters. Every word Lindsay Lohan told her is on tape. Vanity Fair stands by the story."
Sex, drugs, and rehab
In a controversial 2013 interview with Piers Morgan, Lindsay talked candidly about sex, drugs, and rehab. She slammed her father, Michael ("It was like walking on eggshells when my father was around," she said), and revealed she doesn't like cocaine because it reminds her of him.
The actress also set the record straight on her sexuality: "Yes. I like boys," she said. "I like being in a relationship with a guy. But there's something just different about it with a woman. When I was with Samantha (Ronson), I didn't want to leave, because I didn't want to be alone. It was very toxic. And her family controlled anything she did… I know I'm straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. But I think I needed to experience that, and I think I was looking for something different."
Dueling with Dave
And in an awkward 2013 interview with David Letterman, Lindsay got grilled. After the late-night host repeatedly asked her about her substance abuse problems and impending rehab stint, the actress maintained a tight smile, asking him, "What are you, a tabloid now?" She proceeded to call the shots during the sit-down, snatching Letterman's interview questions and list of jokes about her. (A sample, courtesy of a cackling Letterman: "Lindsay Lohan was on the 'Today' show this morning. The appearance went well, only one camera is missing.")
She later told Letterman, "This is my show now! I'm going to come back from rehab and take over your spot."
Check out Lindsay's "Late Show With David Letterman" interview:
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