Lindsay Lohan has been getting extra criticism lately, causing some of her co-stars to speak out in defense of the troubled actress. James Deen, pornographic actor and co-star on The Canyons, has joined the pro-Lohan camp, defending her over a recently leaked audio tape from the set that paints her in a negative light, reports MSN.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Deen said that he enjoyed working with Lohan, and that the leaked audio tape was out of context. “I thought the whole experience was really fantastic,” Deen said.
“Right now, there’s audio circulating of her cursing me out on set. That came out the day after the Times article came out painting her as unprofessional, and I think [the audio] was released by her camp to try and make her look good.”
Deen said that Lohan’s attitude toward him on set was a reaction to an earlier conversation hey had.
“Two hours before that, I told her I was doing this film for my own self-gratification — as something exciting and new — and I think she took it the wrong way, as an affront to her profession, and as I was just there to hang out. But that whole situation was defused by her taking a time-out and me talking to her and explaining what I meant.”
Deen admitted that much of the New York Times article that criticizes Lohan is indeed accurate, insomuch as they are “reflected in the mirror and then retold for dramatic effect.” The prove the point, Deen cites a passage that says he felt lonely and alienated while shooting The Canyons.
“I just feel it’s unprofessional to invite your friends to ‘the office.’ If I’m working at McDonald’s, I don’t invite my friends over to watch me flip burgers.”
Deen also defended Lohan’s maligned behavior, explaining that he tried to extend empathy throughout his interactions with her.
“She’s a child star who’s been living in this fame world being chased by paparazzi. I tried to consider that in every interaction with her, so when she speaks, what could be construed as an insult by some was not necessarily intended to be an insult.”
“People treat actors like these fragile, delicate creatures, and you’ve got to remember that for the past 10 years, Lindsay could not go to Starbucks. She was raised in the Hollywood system, so she’s used to a certain level of treatment. Instead of saying, ‘Excuse me, could you please pass me the water?’ She’s used to saying, ‘I need water,’ and then someone just giving her water. She’s been conditioned to say what she needs and then someone will bring it to her, so I can see why people would consider her to be a train wreck or a b—- or whatever, but her intentions are fine.”
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