Jane Fonda once chastised Lindsay Lohan for being late to set.
When they both acted in Georgia Rule in 2007, Jane Fonda was not pleased with her co-star Lindsay Lohan.
The Mean Girls actress starred in Garry Marshall’s 2007 thriller as Rachel, a troubled youngster who is forced to live with her grandmother for the summer while concealing a secret that threatens tear her family apart.
Jane, 84, portrayed Georgia Randall, and Lindsay, 35, portrayed Rachel Wilcox, a promiscuous, binge-drinking adolescent.
Felicity Huffman, who starred in Desperate Housewives, portrays Rachel’s mother Lily.
Lindsay’s real life looked to be disturbingly similar to that of her character, since she was suffering with alcoholism at the same time, placing her in treatment numerous times.
Lohan’s problems spilled over into her professional life, but Jane refused to accept excuses for being late.
When Lohan came late on set, Fonda expressed her disdain publicly, according to Lohan.
“I remember I was like three minutes late, and it was out that I was like three hours late. It was three minutes,” the 35-year-old actress revealed in Vogue’s Life in Looks video series.
“And [Fonda] was waiting for me tapping her feet being like, ‘Lindsay, we’re all waiting,’”
“I was so embarrassed,” Lohan recalled. “It never happened again.”
Despite being “nervous” about working with Fonda, Lohan said she learnt a lot from her, particularly about “being a female on set and how she takes charge.”
“I just really admired her and I learned so much from her filming this and just being a female on set and how she takes charge and just kind of watching her and Felicity. I’ve been so lucky to work with some of the greatest,” she praised.
In 2006, the actress made news when Morgan Creek Productions CEO James G. Robinson sent her a warning letter regarding her late on set, threatening to sue her if she continued to delay production.
Lohan also said in the video that she wanted to portray Regina George in the 2004 film Mean Girls, but that director Mark Waters and writer Tina Fey believed she would be better as Cady Heron. Rachel McAdams was cast in the role of Regina in the end.
She said: “Mark Waters, the director, was insistent that I played Cady and so was Tina. They were like, ‘No, no, no you’re the lovable one, you have to play Cady.’ So I was so eager to get into the transitional part of, ‘Okay, let’s get to the pretty part of Cady.’”
In a forthcoming Netflix Christmas film, Lohan will portray an engaged hotel heiress who falls in love with a working-class guy played by Chord Overstreet (Glee).