Dare we say it?
Knock on wood — maybe she's just a good actress — but the frequently wayward Lilo sounds pretty darned grounded during a chat that will air Monday on "
What she initially thought was a way to get back in work mode got "really overwhelming and strange," she says — which of course thoroughly piques our interest in upcoming "Lindsay" episodes. Score one PR point for Lohan.
DeGeneres wants to know what's been different about rehab and recovery this time around, given Lilo's extensive experience in the field.
"In the past — a lot of people don't know this, but — I was sent to rehab to avoid them trying to put me in jail, so it wasn't necessarily something that I wanted or was ready for," she says. "It was something that was kind of just going with the motions."
Hate to break it to you, Linds, but we actually did know the jail thing was why you had those season tickets to rehab. Hopefully that's water under the bridge now.
"This was the first time where I went to Shawn Holley, my lawyer, and said, 'Look, I need some time, I have to figure something out,'" Lohan explained.
She cites the move back to New York as one key to her recovery.
"By moving to New York, I can walk on the street and be a human being. Like, I can be normal," she says. And unlike what's depicted in the early episodes of "Lindsay," it seems the paparazzi aren't constantly bothering her anymore, even during her recent two-week visit to Los Angeles.
"It's totally different now," she says. "It's strange. I also don't put myself in the same situations. There's nothing left for me in going out to a certain place if I know what it's going to result in. It's just not worth it to me."
So, is Lindsay really a changed person this time around? Let us know what you think in comments.