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Lindsay Lohan -- I Wasn't Fired, I Quit!

11/20/2010 5:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan made the choice to leave her latest film project, not the other way around ... sources close to LiLo tell TMZ.

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It's been reported today that Lindsay was fired from the planned Linda Lovelace biopic "Inferno." But sources who have spoken to Lindsay within the last hour tell us Lindsay decided to drop out from the film so that she could focus more on her recovery.

We're told Lindsay felt the project no longer felt right -- but that she and the director, Matthew Wilder, remain on good terms and hope to work together in the future.

UPDATE: A rep for Lindsay adds that Lindsay is "concentrating on her recovery" and calls the decision to leave the film "mutual."



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91.

MAC GODDESS    

Yah freakin right, who u kiddin........

1244 days ago
92.

Lucky_130    

If they can do a remake of "the Thin Man" starring Depp the weirdo, they can do remakes of all the great movies of the 30's. With the relationship Lindsay has with her Mom, her personality, her infatuation with the Marmont hotel,cult following ect.ect. she practically could have been Jean Harlow in a former life.

1244 days ago
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cancelledaccount    

Whatever we think of her (and I've had some nasty views), she's currently trying to fix her life. If it makes her feel better to suggest she quit, let's just go with that and offer her the very best wishes for a full recovery... She is very young and she's trying hard

1244 days ago
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JR Jake    

Good for you Lindsey, i wouldn't want that or anything dealing with porn or smut on MY resume. Good luck, I believe in you.

1244 days ago
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jwoolman    

I don't really care if she quit or was fired - it's not unusual for both sides to claim such things when basically it's a mutual decision. But she really is uninsurable, so maybe they found some backers who pointed that out to them...

If she wants to stay in acting, it's unlikely that she will be hired for a major role for quite a while. She needs to take small roles to prove herself, and also stay completely sober for at least a year or more. One-day modeling shoots would also help her rebuild, if she shows up on time, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. She needs to convince potential employers that she is no longer a risk, and that's going to take a lot of hard work.

I really wish she would chuck it all for a few years and go to a small college in a small community that will protect her against the paps, and then she might find out what her real options are and meet some real people. We already know she has acting talent, and that isn't going to vanish. But she's undereducated and it shows.

1244 days ago
96.

TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Playing a whore won't work for her recovery image.

1244 days ago
97.

sarah    

HAHAHA!!! Yeah...right

1244 days ago
98.

Frank Boggs    

Wilder can spin this as much as he wants, but the truth here is that Lindsay did indeed quit. She never signed a contract, and she purposely avoided meeting with Wilder during her recent day-pass from Betty Ford. The sad truth here is that Wilder is one of the worst, most exploitative bad guys in Tinseltown, a desperate clinger-on who is hated by most everyone and who took every opportunity he could to talk to the press. His "we fired her" line is simply lies and damage control.

Oh, and the actress he's been courting for the role now is Sasha Grey, which makes more sense. She is, after all, a moronic Z-grade skinflick hag with zero-talent... which is perfectly befitting of his Z-grade script.

1244 days ago
99.

truth and mercy    

AMEN!!!! Best of luck Lindsay

1244 days ago
100.

SSinOC    

Sounds like she is making the right moves in her recovery. Dr. Drew is always advocating not starting to work too soon when going through this. She may rethink this when it comes time to pay some bills? If she's truly on the right track everything will take care of itself.

1244 days ago
101.

Mikey    

It was hard to find any company that would insure her, plus its been so long since she blew anyone cause of the rehab and lesbian thing that the learning curve may have been to much.

1244 days ago
102.

dd    

@109 Sure Dina!

1244 days ago
103.

Frank Boggs    

@114 Whoops, I'm not Dina. I'm not a girl, in fact. I'm a dude. YOU, however, are an idiotic douchebag.

1244 days ago
104.

Al    

It's questionable that this movie was ever going to happen with Lohan. Without her, it is definitely not going to happen. What sane actress would want this on her resume, other than somebody who is already in porn?

1244 days ago
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Nicole     

@Frank Boggs
Agreed

Lindsay quit this disastrous movie if she was actually "fired" it would have happened prior to this week.

Legal situation :
July 6th sentence - Jail then inpatient rehab until October 31st then formal probation until August 8th 2011
August 25th (probation modified)- Outpatient rehab and Formal probation until November 1st and 30 days in jail if she violates
October 22nd - Inpatient Rehab until January 3rd and Formal probation until February 25th and 180 days in jail if she violates before then

If she really was fired then the time for it to happen would have been October 22nd or anytime before that
Instead after she fortunately changes her mind about this movie and doesn't want to meet with them on her day pass from Betty Ford the creepy director mentions that there is a plan b in place if Linday isn't taking part in it.
However it actually emerges that she never signed the contract and then a few day later she is "fired"

This is just spin from him.Lindsay quit and it was completely her decision.

1244 days ago
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