Lindsay Lohan was reportedly a ‘total nightmare’ on the set of musical TV highschool drama Glee.
The troubled actress – who recently won the opportunity to play the role of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor in Liz and Dick – turned up late on set and is believed to have not prepared for the role when she arrived to play a part on the musical TV show.
A source claimed to E! News: ‘Lindsay was a total nightmare. She was three hours late in the morning and when she did finally arrive, she just didn’t want to be there. She did not want to work. She did not memorize her lines and she kept disappearing so no one could find her.’
Lohan filmed the first part of her role in the show – where she is playing herself – last week, but the follow-up shots was not as successful.
However, Lohan’s spokesman Steve Honig claimed it was a ‘misunderstanding’ which made her late for her call.
He said: ‘The production team came to us and said that they wanted to start [with Lindsay] right after lunch, which was at 2pm. They wanted to begin with Lindsay at 3pm, so that meant she had a lot of time where she wasn't doing anything. That's why people didn't see her. She was then in hair and makeup and began after lunch at 3pm.
‘If there was a problem yesterday, I would have just said “no comment”, however I can't ignore this because this is utter BS. This is a classic example of people trying to bash Lindsay. She busted her ass yesterday and is back on set again today.’
Lohan has also been under fire from Rosie O’Donnell recently after she claimed Lohan is ‘not capable’ of playing the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
Now O’Donnell has clarified that her comments are not about the actress’ talent.
Earlier this week the chat show host took aim at the troubled star – who is set to portray Taylor in TV movie 'Liz and Dick' ¬– when she said: ‘The last thing she did good she was 16. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point of doing what's needed.’
But after Lohan – who has been in-and-out of rehab and jail since 2007– hit back with: ‘It's funny that someone you don't know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing,’ O’Donnell explains her comments were borne of concern, not criticism.
Appearing on the Today show, she said: I [was] watching Whitney Houston's funeral, and I remember thinking, “Why didn't more people say what they knew?”
‘We all knew, when she would not show up to do this show, not show up to do my show, we watched Being Bobby Brown and it was like watching Sid and Nancy, they were people who were in the throes of addiction.
‘But all that anyone cared about was that the show was getting ratings, not that this woman, this talented individual, this human being, this mother, this daughter, was worth saving.
‘To look at Lindsay Lohan, you can't help but feel for her. I don't think she's untalented, I think she's quite talented.’
Despite her troubles, Lohan has been invited to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
She will be joined at the event – which is held yearly to celebrate the work of journalists – by stars including George Clooney, Josh Hutcherson and Charlize Theron.
Director Steven Spielberg, actress and singer Zooey Deschanel and The Help star Viola Davis are also expected to attend the event on Saturday (28 April).
She will be a guest of the Fox network, along with Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner.
Jimmy Kimmel will be providing the laughs as the comedian hosting the event, and he recently revealed he would be making jokes about the ‘glut of dumb things’ said by people in the public eye.
He said: ‘I will feast on stupid comments. There seems to be a glut of dumb things being said.’