Film & TV

What Role Would Lindsay Lohan Play in a Woody Allen Movie?

Film & TV

What Role Would Lindsay Lohan Play in a Woody Allen Movie?

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It’s a pairing made in some Jewish intellectual fantasy: Woody Allen and Lindsay Lohan, dining at a prestigious NYC restaurant a few months back. They weren’t talking about a new movie, though; this was purely a social engagement. “I met her at a party and we got together for dinner,” Allen told the Wall Street Journal, “but I would not hesitate for a second to use her if I had a role that was good for her because she’s an extremely talented girl.” Which begs the question: What sort of role would that be? Though Allen’s characters obviously differ from film to film, there’s still a few loose archetypes that’ve popped up in plenty of his pictures, ones I can see Lohan fitting into. She could be the uptight intellectual wife, like Rachel McAdams in Midnight in Paris; the Great Woman, like Diane Keaton in Annie Hall; or even the young seductress like Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan. Broad strokes, but remember that before LiLo descended into her tabloid existence, she’d begun to carve out a solid niche as a real actress—meaning that, if she ever comes up for air, a stint in an Allen movie would actually be the perfect thing to get her started again. I’m sure her agent wouldn’t mind.