Being a Hollywood actress, and seemingly intelligent, thinking person herself, it makes sense that Amber Tamblyn would be drawn to the false glamour inherent in the occupation, and the darker side of the facade. Her new book of poetry Dark Sparkler alludes to that dichotomy in its title, and takes as its subject the lives of many stars who took their own lives or threw them away.
One notable inclusion in the book is Lindsay Lohan, for whose entry Tamblyn left the page blank. It would be easy to read it as a wry comment on Lohan’s seemingly doomed future, although that’s not the case, Tamblyn told Vulture.
For me, I did not put that in there to say, “You’re next.” I put that in there to say, “I am not going to do you what everyone else does,” which is write a poem about your life — which is not my life. I am not going to project onto your story. I am giving this back to you to write. This belongs to you. Your poem has not been written yet, and it belongs to you. It’s less a statement that she deserves to be grouped in with a bunch of dead women and more of a statement of she deserves to be in there because she is treated like those dead women already; she is treated like she is already dead. Everyone has their own take or different feeling about it.
Read the rest of the interview here.