Oprah Winfrey gave Lindsay Lohan a show of support at the weekend.
The actress recently made her West End debut in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow. And while she’s garnered mixed reviews from critics, the TV mogul was in London at the weekend to offer the controversial star a boost. "@LindsayLohan backstage at her new play in London. #SpeedthePlow," Oprah captioned an Instagram photo of the pair smiling together.
‘So thrilled to have @Oprah and @Lupita_Nyongo in the audience tonight. I'm a lucky girl!’
The pair previously worked together on docu-series Lindsay for the Oprah Winfrey Network, following the troubled star’s try at a comeback following years of run-ins with the law and stints in rehab.
The 28-year-old was beside herself that not only Oprah, but Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o had come to see her performance.
“So thrilled to have @Oprah and @Lupita_Nyongo in the audience tonight. I'm a lucky girl! XXo #Myfairygodmother,” Lindsay tweeted with a photo of herself alongside Oprah.
The star has so far earned mixed reviews in the wake of her official stage debut last Thursday, following weeks of bumpy preview performances.
UK newspaper The Daily Mirror noted Lindsay needed a line cue, although the reporter wasn’t altogether disappointed.
"Yes, at points she seemed a little overenthusiastic, but she did it. And while at first her desperation not to mess up was almost tangible, with the help of the leading men she eased into it,” the reviewer contended.
Paul Taylor, a critic for UK newspaper The Independent, called it “a good but by no means a great night out whose value does not depend on the swirl of publicity occasioned by the female lead”.
Lindsay has meanwhile been optimistic.
"Every night feels more natural and comfortable," she recently told UK newspaper The Mirror. "Everyone has been really great. I love the stage manager... they've all been kind, gracious and comforting."
Speed-the-Plow will continue its run at the Playhouse Theatre through November 29.
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