When it comes to Lindsay Lohan, there's no denying that the career damage has long been done, and that New York Times exposé of all her rampant hissy fits on the set of "The Canyons" only served to justify the world's vitriol — and pity — for her self-destructive ways.
Porn star-turned-actor James Deen, whose victimization at the hands of Lohan has been well-documented, has spoken up to admit he pretty much agrees she's intolerable and horrible to work with, but he also maintained that deep, deep down — we're talkin' Mariana's Trench here — her intentions are, well, "fine."
Speaking to The Daily Beast, he explained of her personality defects, "[s]he was raised in the Hollywood system, so she's used to a certain level of treatment. Instead of saying, 'Excuse me, could you please pass me the water?' She's used to saying, 'I need water,' and then someone just giving her water. She's been conditioned to say what she needs and then someone will bring it to her, so I can see why people would consider her to be a train wreck or a b--ch or whatever, but her intentions are fine."
Oh, okay, well that changes everything then. Sure. Points for the guy trying to say something nice about his reportedly nightmarish co-star, at least.
What of the accusations she was unprofessional to both Deen and director Paul Schrader? Like the moment when both gents got so ticked with Lilo's ways that they started screaming and taking it out on one another?
Deen admitted it did get to that "comedic" point, with frustrated director and thespian shouty-capping compliments at one another just to yell something, and added that Shrader ended it with, "Here's your motivation for the scene: after you do this, you'll never have to work with her again."
That just about says it all, folks.