Washington: Lindsay Lohan has said that she wants to be remembered for her talent and not her troubled personal life.
The troubled actress - who has had several stints in rehab and a string of legal problems - insists she doesn’t want to be a “celebrity” and thinks people no longer view her as a “real person” just like late screen icon Marilyn Monroe.
“People in their mind have created who I am and act as if there is no real person inside of me. Just like Marilyn,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
“Marilyn never wanted to be just a celebrity. Neither do I.
“I had always thought that movie stars were in films that would last forever in your mind. But now the films don’t. I don’t want to be remembered as someone who just wanted to be photographed, who goes out at night, and gets in trouble.
“Heath Ledger once said to me, ‘It’s built you up to knock you down’ and that’s all it is.
“Marilyn said she had no foundation. But she said she was really working on it. I’ve been trying to do the same thing. I believe in myself and I’m a good actress,” she added.
Lohan, 25, says she has always identified with Marilyn - who died in 1962 at the age of 36 - and says the blonde beauty inspired her to always want to appear strong and in control.