Reality series revolving around troubled 'Mean Girls' star cost OWN a reported $2 million, but has been a nightmare for producers as Lohan proved not very cooperative, according to reports.
Oprah Winfrey had issues with Lindsay Lohan over the troubled starlet’s reality series for the OWN Network.
Despite delays and problems between Lindsay Lohan and the producers of her new reality show, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network on Thursday set a March 9 date for the series’ debut.
Among those who have had to wrestle with Lohan’s penchant for being difficult is Winfrey herself.
“This is just what everyone warned me would happen (working with her). And it is,” Winfrey says in a clip from the show, screened for TV critics.
Winfrey can be seen seething about the troubled film star after Lohan refuses to take part in scheduled filming.
Lohan opens up in an interview on 'Oprah's Next Chapter' last August.
Later, Winfrey says to Lohan, “My truth is, I really do want you to win … but if that isn’t what you want, I’m okay with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today.”
Lohan responds: “I know this is my last shot at doing what I have to do.”
Winfrey reportedly offered Lohan $2 million and the eight-episode reality series — which follows her as she struggles with sobriety and attempts to relaunch her career — in return for her first post-rehab TV interview.
And, so far,it seems like she’s going to get her money’s worth.
In another scene, Lohan appears resigned to trying to stay sober — despite reports (which she has denied) that she quickly fell off the wagon following her 90-day stay at the California’s posh Malibu Cliffside rehab center, where the rich and famous go to dry out.
‘This is just what everyone warned me would happen (working with her). And it is,’ Winfrey says in a clip for the series that’s scheduled to debut on March 9.
“There’s nothing left in having a drink for me. There’s no party I haven’t gone to, nobody I haven’t hung out with, no situation I haven’t been exposed to,” Lohan tells the camera.
In another moment caught on tape, Lohan’s sober coach is asked if the “Herbie Fully Loaded” star has kept away from booze.
The coach offers an unclear answer: “Um ... you know.”
There’s no surprise when Lohan blasts the paparazzi, a gaggle of whom try to follow her every move.
“I don’t want them following me to an AA meeting,” she complains.
Asked if she feels like a prisoner, she says, “Yes — all the time.”
Her parents, Dina and Michael, also appear on the show and in one scene Dina gushes how happy she is that Lindsay is back living in New York.