Last night was Lindsay Lohan’s West End debut — she is starring in David Mamet‘s Speed-the-Plow opposite Richard Schiff. As legend has it, Lindsay Lohan is not particularly good at remembering lines; according to a review of the show, this legend is correct.
Per a Daily Beast review titled “London Laughs at Lindsay Lohan’s West End Debut” (way harsh, guys!!!), LiLo struggled with her only major speech in the production — after forgetting her lines, she was audibly prompted by someone offstage. Unfortunately, the review notes, her co-star’s next line was “You have done a fantastic job!” which, like, ok that’s really bad timing. The crowd laughed at that.
The review continues:
Although she was sitting staring at a book, which may or may not have contained clues, a third prompt from the wings had Lohan smirking, and she raised her hand to her heart apologetically. By now, even her serious lines were being greeted with laughter. “I know what it is to be bad, I’ve been bad,” her character Karen emotes. More laughter.
“Oh my god, it’s so embarrassing,” said a woman in the crowd during an unusually long set change.
However, not all is doomed. Lindsay Lohan was apparently “charming throughout” and the reviewer described the performance as “no car crash,” even though Twitter was mean about it. And also: “If Lohan can nail her lines in the coming days, this somewhat pedestrian interpretation of the Mamet classic certainly could find its stride.” I BELIEVE.