The Mean Girls star returns in her first major movie role in almost a decade with Netflix’s Falling for Christmas.
“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,” Lohan tells.
Lohan adds that she was “missing being on set and missing making movies for my fans and for my audience.” That prompted the actress’s deal with Netflix and Falling for Christmas is the first of three pictures she’ll do with the streaming giant. Lohan, who stars alongside Glee’s Chord Overstreet in the holiday rom-com, admits she was “nervous” stepping on set again after so many years away.
“The first day on set I’m always nervous on any set I’m on,” the 36-year-old says, noting she was “even more nervous on this one, but more excited. I don’t know if I was annoying! I was just really excited to be there. ”
One fun moment in the film that Mean Girls fans will surely love is Lohan’s rendition of Jingle Bell Rock. It’s a clear homage to a classic scene in the 2004 film that the actress says came to be after she was “kidding around” on set with producers.
“It was gonna be us remaking the Jingle Bell Rock dance in the bloopers reel, then I was like ‘We can’t take that away from Mean Girls, it’s going too far!,” Lohan laughs, adding that idea also got nixed as Overstreet also “didn’t want to dress up like a girl.”
Although Lohan ditched Hollywood for Dubai, the newly married star still has support with her peers.
For the record, Curtis said one of the test questions involved a Justin Timberlake song.
“I’ve gone at great lengths to get her on the phone!” Lohan adds. “I’ve even sent her videos like, ‘Hey it’s me!’ to her Instagram account. And then we get on the phone, and then we talk. We just are too much fun together, the two of us.”
Does that mean the Lohan-aissance could involve a Freak Friday sequel?