The 9 things Lindsay needs to do to save her careerMay 1st, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
New York, May 1 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan was a superstar in the making at the age of 17-what with four major movies, followed by a hit with ‘Mean Girls’ and a platinum album and numerous magazine covers.
However, with her lifestyle turning towards DUIs, a series of tumultuous personal relationships, stints in rehab and a few ‘unregistered’ movies, she turned into media’s favourite toy.
But, many believe that at 22, Lindsay can still save the sinking ship of her career and put together her life again.
And leading publicists, agents, media insiders and career coaches have now enlisted the nine things Lohan should do to save her career, and they are:
1. Get behind a good cause
“She needs to get involved in charitable work,” The New York Daily News quoted Allison Kugel, President of Allison Dawn Public Relations, as saying.
She added that Lohan should publicly support a feel-good cause like children, animals or the homeless.
2. Develop self-discipline
World-renowned career coach Jim Fannin said that self-discipline is a key for Lohan to get her career back on track.
3. Focus on doing her job well
“Lindsay Lohan needs to focus on doing her job. She’s an actress, yet all we know recently are her DUIs and relationship issues. Maybe that means taking jobs that may not be the best paying, but can build her acting credibility and gain her respect in the industry,” said Joe Ciarallo, Editor of PRNewser.
Lohan needs to attend industry events and network with industry leaders so they can “see that she’s changed,” said Melissa Schumer, Executive Vice President of Cohn & Wolfe.
5. Take a page from Angelina’s book
Angelina Jolie is a good example of how an actress can get her life and career back on track, said Kugel.
6. Use humour to her advantage
“It was smart for her to do the eHarmony item,” said Cooper Lawrence, author of the book ‘Cult of Celebrity’.
The eHarmony item was a video clip satirizing her life for the FunnyorDie.com Web site. She added that these kinds of things can help us like her again.
7. Tone down the edge
Lawrence said that Lohan should try to revive that sweet girl image; similar to the character she played in ‘Mean Girls’.
8. Take control of her personal life and how it’s portrayed in the media
Schumer added that her constant presence on the bar scene is not helping her image and she also needs to better control how her personal life is portrayed in the media.
9. Surround herself with the right people
The road ahead for Lindsay will have its bumps, and to endure it, she’s going to need to surround herself with the right people, whether its good friends or savvy publicists and managers. (ANI)
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