Just weeks before she, Lindsay Lohan had a refreshingly candid interview with Piers Morgan, which was just released in the U.K.'s Daily Mail. Among the topics they discussed were her father's drug problems, her own relationship with drugs and alcohol and her thoughts on rehab. She also reveals which actresses gave her the best advice over the years.
Read the full Q&A here, and see some highlighted talking points below.
Her Parents: Lohan opens up about her father's drug use, his abusive relationship with his family, and all the ways he's wronged her, but she maintains that she remains close with her mom. In fact, she says that the worst moment of her life was, "The day I had to turn myself in to jail, and I had to see my mum's face. I spent 12 days inside and I felt utter shock and cried for four days straight."
Drinking: Lohan, who said she had her first drink at 17, tells Morgan: "I've never been a huge drinker. I've never woken up in the morning and had a drink." Later, while discussing going to AA meetings, she reports, "When I was younger I was definitely going out too much and I was drinking too much."
Drugs: "Everyone thinks I've done it so many times. But I've only done it maybe four or five times in my life...I don't like it. It reminds me of my dad. I took it four times in a period from about the age of 20 to 23, and I got caught twice." In addition, she admits she's taken pot and ecstasy, but claims she hasn't tried anything in over a year. "I've never taken heroin either, never injected myself with anything, never done LSD. Those things all scare me."
Her sexuality: Morgan presses her for details about how she identifies her sexuality ("I like boys"), if she was in love with onetime girlfriend Samantha Ronson (yes), and whether she's bisexual (no).
Rehab: While she insists that she doesn't "need" to go to rehab, she's fine with going. "I don't think there's anything wrong with people taking time to just be by themselves. I think people want to see me do that. They will keep saying the same things about me if I don't. I don't think it will be a bad thing for me to be away with myself for three months." Lohan explains that making treatment mandatory is a waste of time. "Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab it was like a joke, like killing time....They just asked me the same old questions I'd answered before."
Co-stars who tried to help: Lohan says former co-stars Meryl Streep ("A Prairie Home Companion") and Jamie Lee Curtis ("Freaky Friday") tried to help her over the years, explaining that Streep told her to get out of Los Angeles and go live with her mom in New York, but Lohan says she couldn't due to recurring probation issues that prevented her from leaving California. Meanwhile, Jamie Lee Curtis told her to ditch the "hangers-on."