Quoted: Lindsay Lohan on Getting Back on Track

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Published August 31, 2010

The October issue of Vanity Fair, which is set to hit newsstands tomorrow, features a pre-jail interview with Lindsay Lohan, who also serves as the magazine’s cover girl this month. In a piece written by Nancy Jo Sales, which is accompaniesd by a nautically-themed shoot that took place shortly before Lohan entered the Century Regional Detention Facility, the actress sounds determined to get back on track: “I don’t care what anyone says. I know that I’m a damn good actress…And I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible–but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes.” What were those mistakes, exactly? At least one was letting the hangers-on get the best of her. Of her early days in LA, she says, “So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons. A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. I had a lot of people that were there for me for, you know, the party.” Bad role models also seem to have been a factor. Lohan describes a tabloid fascination as both “scary and sad…I would look up to those girls… the Britneys and whatever. And I would be like, I want to be like that.” (PHOTO BY MARCUS PIGGOTT AND MERT ATLAS)