'I have to start building my way back up': Lindsay Lohan breaks her silence in first post-rehab interview


Honesty is the best policy: Lindsay Lohan breaks her silence in her first post-rehab interview with US TV show Extra

Lindsay Lohan has broken her silence about rehab in her first interview since leaving the treatment facility.

The 24-year-old actress was treated in the Betty Ford Centre from September to January after she was ordered back for treatment by a judge after failing a drugs test.

However, Lohan told US TV show Extra's Jerry Penacoli that she is determined to get her life back on track once and for all.

Asked how she was feeling, Lohan replied: 'I feel great. I feel happy. There's always bumps we have in the road and as long as I'm focusing on the one thing I know I need to put first in my life, which is my recovery and stuff, then I'm doing good and that's important to me.'

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The Mean Girls star also appeared to have adopted a pensive outlook on her new lifestyle, and refused to answer when she was asked if there was anyone she is hoping to work with when she gets back into the acting industry.

She replied: 'I think that's that something I will be able to say when I've taken the steps I need to take to prove that I can be insurable again. I think that will come in time that I will be in the position to say that because I don't think I am right now.

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'I don't think it would be fair to say, "Oh, this is who I want to work with", and expect that to happen. I have to build my way back up and I get that.'

Lohan's rehab stint was in connection with her 2007 DUI conviction, after she repeatedly failing to meet the terms of her probation.

And the actress, who appeared to have a slightly puffy face during the interview, acknowledges that she has got a long way to go before she is able to reaffirm her status as an established movie star.

'But I’m willing to do what I have to do to get there. I miss being on set - I really do miss it.'

Meanwhile, Lohan is currently facing jail time after being charged with felony theft in connection with a $2,500 necklace she is accused of shoplifting from a jewellery store in Venice Beach.

source: dailymail