In a much-anticipated interview that aired on Sunday, actress Lindsay Lohan sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss her long battle with substance abuse. Over the course of the interview she made a few surprising confessions — including the fact that she subconsciously wanted to go to jail.
"I think it was just to find some peace and just have no choice but to just sit and be," Lohan told Winfrey.
In 2010, Lohan served 14 days of a 90-day jail sentence after failing to keep up on probation requirements stemming from a DUI conviction in 2007. That experience did not do much to end her legal or addiction issues. Last year, Lohan's Porsche rear-ended a truck in California, but she denied she was driving. Facing more jail time, she entered a no-contest plea in March of this year and agreed to enter rehab, spend 18 months in psychotherapy and serve 30 days of community service.
Lohan said that her time in rehab, which ended in July, has changed her.
"I wasn't fighting at all," she said in the interview. "I just let go and was able to just be like 'OK you probably do know what's best,' because my idea of doing what's best for me has not worked in the past. I came into it just really willing, really craving more spirituality. Really open and ready to get really honest."
The troubled actress assured Winfrey that she is no longer abusing drugs and alcohol and is looking forward to getting her career back on track.
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