Lindsay Lohan “It was time to return to Hollywood”

Lindsay Lohan felt “it was time” to return to Hollywood after years of being rejected by execs.

The 36-year-old actress enjoyed massive success in the early 2000s with starring roles in comedies such as ‘Freaky Friday’ and ‘Mean Girls’ but has taken a break from acting in recent years and explained it was “refreshingly exciting” to return to movies with festive romcom ‘Falling for Christmas.’

The 36-year-old actress stars in Netflix’s ‘Falling for Christmas’ – which marks her first major movie role in almost a decade – and Lindsay is delighted to be working in Hollywood once again.

She said: “I just felt like it was time, and it was just a matter of time before I found the right script and I found it with ‘Falling for Christmas’. It just worked out perfectly.”

Lindsay Lohan missed making movies

Lindsay established herself as a leading actress during her teens, before struggling with a variety of personal problems.

And although Lindsay felt nervous on the set of ‘Falling for Christmas’, she also relished the experience.

“I felt really grateful, I feel really blessed. It’s all been a lot of fun.”

Lindsay previously revealed that she learned the importance of taking career breaks after “working constantly for a large chunk of [her] childhood”.

The actress explained the importance of finding a healthy balance between her work life and her professional life.

She said: “You can take breaks, but you just have to know when the time is right. Because it’s also good to keep the pace going.

“You become a family when you’re on a set, and then when the project wraps, it just stops. So it’s like a culture shock – you don’t know what to do with yourself. It’s good to keep your mind active.”

Lindsay also revealed that she jumped at the chance to star in ‘Falling for Christmas’.

The actress shared: “With this movie, I specifically wanted to do more physical comedy because I missed doing that. And I was like, ‘We’re here, why not? I’m willing to do it.’ I think the bigger you go in those situations, the better it is. You can’t be afraid of it.”

She added: “And it has a great message, which is that you don’t really need all of the material things in life. It’s good to just focus on the simple things, and I really love that.”

As part of the film’s soundtrack, Lindsay has recorded a version of ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and explained that she was “nervous” about performing the song because she hoped fans of ‘Mean Girls’ – which features a memorable scene in which she performs the Christmas classic in a high school talent show alongside Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried – would enjoy it just as much.

She said: “I was [nervous] because I haven’t recorded in a long time and felt the pressure of doing it in a way that people who had seen ‘Mean Girls’ would like it the same. With ‘Mean Girls’, we had the dance behind it and I had all the other girls with me. This was just my voice. So, it was nerve-racking. But the outcome was incredible. I’m really, really happy.”

‘Falling For Christmas’ is available to stream on Netflix now.

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