Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lindsay Lohan's SNL "Comeback"

by Sarah Davis

Since the success of the cult-classic Mean Girls, we've watched Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried's careers soar. Clearly the movie set up a good career for the four girls, if they wanted it. But, over the years, we've watched the sad tale of Lindsay Lohan as she spiraled out of control with drugs, arrests, and plastic surgery.  There have been quite a few Hollywood socialites with bad reps and mugshots (Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Khloe Kardashian to name a few), but they all seemed to overcome it, like it was a fashion trend, not actually a real problem for them.  They've all moved on and are taking advantage of the latest trend, which seems to be healthy living and being a "role model." But, Lindsay was a little different.  She was never a socialite to begin with, so she wasn't just bored, stuck in a Hollywood lifestyle with her family's money, like the three ladies previously mentioned.  She actually worked to get a place in Hollywood and as she spiraled out of control, she actually had stuff to lose: like a career as an actress.  

Earlier this week, Lindsay Lohan sat down with Matt Lauer, to declare to the world that her appearance on Saturday Night Live would be her comeback; a chance to show the world she is done with her problems and ready to become serious actress again.  As she spoke with Matt Lauer, insisting that she was back in action, her face looked as though she'd been through it all, all before the age of 25.  "I think that that's gonna take time, I think that takes time.  And I think it's actions.  Because people can say things all they want, but I think I still need to go through the process of proving myself, you know, with SNL, being on time, being, you know, keeping my stuff together," she nervously told Lauer about using her opportunity on Saturday Night Live to prove she was ready to be an actress again.  Note: while most people shrug off the comebacks of these young socialites, they actually do tend to come back better than ever once they make the declaration in public. Take a look at Nicole Richie and Khloe Kardashian.  A lot of young girls in today's society fall into these same problems, and while I hate to say it, they need to see that they can put it behind them and if it takes these stories of celeb comebacks, then so be it.  

Last night, she hosted Saturday Night Live and I was really impressed.  She did a much better job than most people do.  In the opening monologue, she poked fun at all of the major gossip surrounding her right off the bat.  Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig came out to support the monologue, and she confronted issues like house arrest and drug usage.  I had my doubts about her after watching her on Matt Lauer, but I think she did a great job.  My favorite of the night was when the cast poked fun at the Real Housewives with a Disney edition, with Kristin Wiig playing a drunk Cinderella.  See some clips below if you missed it last night!

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