By all accounts, Lindsay Lohan is really trying to turn her life around. The Liz & Dick actress has spent a considerable amount of time in rehabilitation, trying to stay away from the negative influences that caused her acting downfall and her repeated appearance in the tabloids. Now, the actress has signed on for her first big gig since leaving the recovery center, and apparently, she’ll be appearing in the fourth season of HBO’s comedy Eastbound & Down.
The raunch comedy isn’t the first guess I would have made, but if I were Lohan, I would be pretty stoked to work with the likes of Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Steve Little, John Hawkes, and co. This week the actress took to Instagram to post a picture of herself with a caption alluding to being excited to be back on a set and working.
“#[email protected]! So grateful today! :)”
At the time, we didn’t know exactly what the gig was, but then E! confirmed that Lohan is actually signed on to appear as a guest star in the comedy’s fourth and final season on the subscription cable network. According to the outlet, Lohan is set to appear as the daughter of one of the show’s main characters. She’ll appear in a scene actually set in the future, where she will be getting married. If she’s McBride’s daughter or even the daughter of a friend on the show, I cringe to think where that futuristic scene might be going. I can’t think of any redheads of any age on the show off the top of my head, so I guess I will just have to wait and see how that plotline works out.
Lohan isn’t the first person joining the show for its fourth season on HBO. A couple of months ago, Party Down’s Ken Marino and Tim and Eric’s Tim Heidecker signed on for respective arcs. Marino is set to play a middle-aged athlete who enjoys partying in a season-long arc. Heidecker’s role is a little smaller; he’ll play Kenny’s neighbor, Gene, on the series. Again, I’m not sure how Lohan will fit into the narrative, which follows McBride as Kenny Powers, a former Major League ball player who is constantly hatching schemes in regards to baseball and his family.
We may not know how the Eastbound & Down episode will turn out, but we do know that Lohan’s recent stint on Chelsea Lately was well received by critics and fans. The HBO gig doesn't mean she’s back on her A-game, but hopefully, it means the troubled starlet has turned a new leaf. We may not get the youthful Mean Girls version of Lohan back at any point, but that doesn’t mean she’s incapable of producing good material.
Eastbound & Down is expected to return to HBO’s schedule on Sunday, September 29 at 10 p.m. ET.