Lindsay Lohan reportedly sent audiences into fits of laughter with her debut performance in Speed-the-Plow.
The actress took the stage for the first time on London's West End Wednesday night - the first evening of previews of the David Mamet play. But new reports suggest the former Mean Girls star was struggling with her lines during the second act, prompting audience members to “openly laugh” when she needed multiple audible prompts. “Oh my god, it’s so embarrassing,” a woman in the crowd said during a lengthy set change, according to The Daily Beast’s Nico Hines.
‘Oh my god, it’s so embarrassing’
The laughter reportedly grew when co-star Richard Schiff’s unfortunate prompt was: “You have done a fantastic job!”
Even Lindsay was apparently smirking, and reportedly “raised her hand to her heart apologetically” at one point.
The missteps made it difficult for theatergoers to take her seriously at all, according to the outlet, with some snickering as she delivered the line: “I know what it is to be bad, I’ve been bad.”
She later reportedly suffered a wardrobe malfunction when her blouse hung sloppily from her frame when she was meant to be neatly dressed.
While reviews aren’t expected until opening night, it appears to mark a shaky start for American actress, who swapped the States for the UK following a court-ordered stint in rehab last year.
She has previously credited her London residency with helping to relieve some of her stress.
“I’m used to such a fast pace in New York - things do close at normal times here,” she recently told TV show Good Morning Britain.
“In New York, it just keeps going. It’s nice to have no choice but to shut down. It’s a nice change; it’s been lovely.”
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