Lindsay Lohan has taken quite the hiatus from acting as of late. But now the Mean Girls star is getting back into the groove of things. And she’s open to expanding her repertoire. Speaking with Forbes, Lohan expressed wanting to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Lindsay Lohan Is Open to Different Roles, Especially Marvel Ones
“I think I’m always the kind of person that I see what comes and take it as it comes, wherever the scripts lead me,” Lohan told Forbes. She added that while she loves her usual rom-com genre, she wants to branch out.
“I love doing ‘rom coms’ so that’s always something that I’m going to look for and do a ton of when the time is right, but there’s definitely other — I’ve never done an action film. I would love to do something with Marvel — just seeing what comes my way and I’m open to different roles.”
Screenrant did an assessment of what kinds of roles Lohan might be best suited for in a Marvel movie. Notably, they were paying attention to the natural color of Lohan’s hair, which is red. They were trying to find a suitable character with the same hair. Ideas included Jean Grey of the X-Men, Dakota North, or branching off into the hybrid Spiderman / Marvel Universe. Mary Jane, of course, has previously been played by Kirsten Dunst as well as Zendaya. Zendaya didn’t have red hair, which sparked some controversy, but she still pulled it off.
Truly, it probably doesn’t matter if Lohan plays someone with the same hair color as her. Modern hair dye has existed for over a century. And Hollywood has been producing incredible wigs since its inception in the 19th century.
Who Could Lohan Play in Marvel, Old or New?
But many of the most popular superheroines in Marvel have already been claimed. And though they can always be redone, it would likely take some seriously dedicated producers, financial backing, and steadfast believers in Lohan. They could hypothetically cast her as someone who’s been done before. Examples are Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, or Jessica Jones. They’ve all been portrayed in recent years by Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch, WandaVision, 2021), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, various films, 2012 – 2021), and Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones, TV show of same name, 2015-2019).
Past Substance Abuse Issues Marred Her Career
Perhaps the biggest hurdle for Lohan is getting the public excited about any of her upcoming roles. Ever since the start of her highly publicized troubles with partying, substance abuse, and then rehab almost two decades ago, she’s had issues. She voluntarily checked into rehab in 2007. But she hasn’t been able to garner the same kind of fan base or views for any of her projects as her younger self. She’s barely been on the screen since 2013, with the exception of several TV shows and shorts.
At one point in 2010, Lohan was axed from The Other Side. Writer-director David Michaels told E! News that she was “not bankable.”
“The producers of the movie have reported that financiers have been resistant to finance the movie with Lindsay in the lead role,” Michaels added.
That same year, Lohan played April in Machete, a character whom many loved and many hated. April was essentially a more severe version of Lohan’s public self — an out-of-control party girl. Some thought she was merely typecast. Others thought it was redeeming in a way that she could basically poke fun at herself.
After that, Lohan played Marilyn in InAPPropriate Comedy, herself in Scary Movie V, and Tara in The Canyons. All of these projects were in 2013. Apart from that, she primarily focused on TV shows, shorts, and a couple music videos.
Lohan Is Currently Starring In, Producing a Netflix Christmas Film
But Lindsay Lohan hasn’t given up hope.
The Parent Trap actress is currently starring in and producing a Netflix Christmas film, Falling for Christmas. She plays a hotel heiress who suffers amnesia after a skiing accident and falls for a man who owns a ski lodge (played by Chord Overstreet). It’s Lohan’s first film since 2019 when she played Patricia Sherman in Among the Shadows.
Lohan told Forbes that she’s excited to have creative control over this film project.
“I was like ‘Oh my god, I actually have more of a say on what happens,’” Lohan said of her role as producer. “I always pay attention to all the little details on-set, so to be able to have that kind of role now was really exciting for me. Also, the editing process and all the end after the movie is being put together, I really got to be fully involved in that. I threw myself into it and it’s a different role that I really love and I’m not looking to give up any time soon. I’ve been on sets my whole life, so I feel like I have that to give now, so I want to use it.”
Lohan also just released a song from the Falling for Christmas soundtrack, “Jingle Bell Rock.” It’s an homage to the infamous scene in Mean Girls that she shared with Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried.
It will be interesting to see what happens with this Christmas wish of Lohan’s. With enough creativity, anything is possible.