“Acting Is Like Riding a Bicycle” – The Hollywood Reporter

Lohanisons coming upon us soon?

Once one of Hollywood’s most promising young stars, she carried films like the 1998 remake of Nancy Meyers. The parental trap And reached the A-list with 2004 Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan’s trajectory was soon violently derailed by addiction and a party-girl lifestyle that made her a TMZ mainstay. Her last studio films came in 2007 with Universal Georgia Rule And Sony’s I know who killed me.

But at 36, Lohan has been given a second chance. His two-film deal with Netflix officially kicks off on November 10 with the romantic comedy Falling for Christmas. Netflix Tweeted a sheet On October 3rd – what Lohan fans informally call “Mean Girl’s Day”, named for an exchange between her Mean Girls Character and passion. Lohan gets top billing in the title Falling for Christmas And the only actor to appear in the credit block; Her co-star rejoiceof Chard Overstreet.

Lohan is currently in Ireland filming her second film for Netflix, Irish Wish, where Bernard Hiller, a combination acting coach and life coach, is by her side. “He changed my life,” says Lohan, who credits Hiller — who shares some of her acting secrets in a new book, A revolutionary guide to acting — with getting her back on track for a potential comeback.

Lohan talked about their partnership, her approach to acting on camera and what’s to come in an email interview The Hollywood Reporter.

How did you first come into Barnard’s orbit?

I first met Bernard through a mutual friend when I was in the UK, I found him to be hilarious and insightful and we clicked right off the bat.

Are they different from other acting coaches you’ve worked with before? If so, how?

I have never worked with any acting coach in my life! I don’t really see Bernard as just a coach. He is a highly skilled consultant and mentor. They help you see what isn’t written on the page and bring those aspects of the character to life.

What are the key lessons you took from their approach?

Take your time with the dynamics of the story and don’t be afraid to really slow down every moment in a scene whenever you feel it’s necessary. Sometimes we go too fast and forget to take my time. It’s nice to try different things and explore all the possibilities of a script, not just play what’s on the page. When I’m playing a character and a character, it’s important that I limit myself to where the character can go emotionally. Also, I’m never afraid to ad-lib.

“Immersive” acting techniques are being done more these days. How immersed do you get when creating a character?

In my hair, makeup and wardrobe, I second that, I feel the character. Depending on the depth of the scene I get immersed in the character, but I don’t get stuck in it after the director calls “cut”.

What risks do you try to avoid?

I tried to avoid being interrupted on set. I love myself so much before and after a scene. I like to get in my own headspace and prepare quietly on the side. But for me, my whole life, acting is like riding a bicycle. It is only in me. It’s a part of me. I am very happy to make movies, play roles, share stories with people. It is a privilege to take people on that journey with me.

What can you tell us about your Netflix projects currently in production?

I’ve had a wonderful time working with Netflix and discussing next steps! I love to dive deep and play a character who is on a journey [of] Self discovery

Which director would you love to work with?

I want to work with directors who grow as artists. A director with vision, style and making films that I am happy to be with after 20 years.

The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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