It turns out that some feel that she needs some tough loving to change her ways.
“What you read in the papers about Lindsay, believe it all, 10 times more,” says Paul Sullivan, Lindsay’s maternal uncle.
“Eventually she has got to stop blaming Mommy and Daddy. It was a slow erosion—you don’t become an alcoholic overnight. Little by little, like Chinese water torture. Dina can say Lindsay’s fine and nothing is wrong—but Lindsay admits to the drugs. She admits this! I told Lindsay, ‘I love you [and I] don’t care if you’re Hollywood or not—I want to save you.”
There was a time before all of her recent mistakes when her close friends had endless hope for her, including the casting director, llene Starger, who helped her get cast in Parent Trap.
“She was charming and original, with an adorable, but real, look. She had red hair, which was somewhat untamed. She had freckles. She had expressive, laughing eyes, a great grin, and an authentic Long Island accent . . . She had maturity beyond her years, but she was a kid, in the best sense.”
If only we could back to the days when she was playing a twin on the Parent Trap!
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