Lindsay Lohan’s fall from grace has been well documented over the years, but director Paul Schrader, has given an inside account of the troubles actress’ life on set.
Schrader, who worked with the Liz & Dick star on upcoming movie The Canyons, revealed in an interview with Film Comment magazine that working with the 27-year-old was a challenge.
Paul Schrader worked with Lindsay on The Canyons (WENN)
In a written article Schrader admits that LiLo's presence on set was filled with "tardiness, unpredictability, tantrums, absences, neediness and psychodrama", The Mail Online reports.
Schrader, who is famous for directing classics movies such Taxi, American Gigolo and Raging Bull, revealed that at the time of working with the red-head he was also reading James Goode's book, The Making Of The Misfits, about Marilyn Monroe's last movie.
Comparing the iconic star with Lindsay, Schrader wrote: "I think Lohan has more natural acting talent than Monroe did, but, like Monroe, her weakness is her inability to fake it. She feels she must be experiencing an emotion in order to play it."
Speaking on the differences between Hollywood then and now, Schrader admitted that studios would protect their stars, and that Lindsay ongoing legal plight would have been unthinkable back then.
He added: "It's inconceivable that Monroe would have faced the legal troubles that have beset Lohan over the last five years. A star's difficulties only became public when they were impossible to contain; until then, he or she was protected."
Despite Lindsay erratic behaviour, Schrader wrote also noted that it was "a treat to work with Lindsay".
"A director can shoot around misbehaviour. He can't shoot around lack of charisma. I just wish it was easier for Lindsay," he added.