Lindsay Lohan is becoming an anti-hero. She drew a standing ovation on Jay Leno, in her first interview since she left rehab.
She reportedly talked about turning around her life after her 2007 drunk driving arrest recent allegations she stole a necklace.
Lohan appears intent on appealing to the public in hopes of salvaging her film career and to counter her tabloid image as a flighty troublemaker.
“I’m not a kid anymore,” Lohan proclaimed on the pre-taped show. “I’m 24, I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I recognize that.
“I’m in the clear now, and as long as I stay focused, I can achieve what I want to achieve,” she said on the show, which is set to air tonight.
Lohan has had a run of good luck lately. She appears to have landed a film role as the wife of John Gotti Jr. in the crime family movie, “Gotti: Three Generations.”
Film company Fiore Films has confirmed that Lohan has been cast to play Kim Gotti, the daughter-in-law of the late John Gotti, who will be played by John Travolta.
A Los Angeles judge also reduced her felony theft charge to a misdemeanor after the supposed $2,500 necklace she allegedly stole was revalued at about $800.
But the actress is currently on bail after spending five hours in the Lynwood Correctional Facility on Friday for violating her parole. She’s facing up to 120 days in jail.
The sentence is under appeal.
The picture is set to begin filming in September or October in New York.