Actress Lindsay Lohan appeared on "Good Morning America" today to promote her new film, "Bobby," and talked about a spate of bad publicity she'd received.
Lohan told "GMA" contributor Cat Deeley that she had not seen a letter that recently circulated in the media from a movie producer telling her to shape up.
When James G. Robinson, the head of the company producing Lohan's film "Georgia Rules," wrote a memo about the actress, it made big headlines.
"I didn't even see it. I just saw the movie. It's amazing. The movie's incredible," she said.
Lohan's critics have made allegations that the actress is less than professional and that her partying has taken priority over work.
But Lohan maintains that she is here to stay.
"I'm waiting for the next thing," she said. "I'm not going anywhere!"
The Chateau Marmont hotel, where Lohan was interviewed, is a film industry crossroads where old Hollywood meets the new school.
"I like the history behind it," she said of the hotel, which was built in 1929.
Lohan said she respected that generation and the Hollywood glam actress of yesteryear.
"They just exude certain sex appeal," she said.
Lohan may be hopeful, but she wants fans to say goodbye to the cute, freckly kid of old featured in flicks like "Herbie."
Her new roles display her ability as a more serious actress, she says.
Opening Nov. 23, "Bobby" takes viewers back to one of the darkest days in politics: the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
In the film, which has 22 major characters, Lohan plays Diane, a character who marries her classmate William to keep him out of Vietnam.
"To me, she was the most inspirational character," Lohan said.
On the day the assassination scene was shot, the actress was doubly upset: Her friend Kate was very ill in the hospital and died that day.
"It was very intense to shoot that," Lohan said. "And my friend was very sick in the hospital. … It was ironic that I had to be so upset in the scene."
The young actress said she had tried to contact Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton about visiting Iraq.
She said that if she was able to go, she hoped that it would inspire other young people to get involved in politics.
"It's good to get involved and take a stand," she said.
Despite Lohan's scrapes with the paparazzi, she understands why they do what they do, noting that their photos can sometimes help careers.
"They don't drive me crazy," she said. "It's fine if you're going to follow me. … But don't run red lights. You're going to hurt someone."
"They either love you or hate you," she said about her relationship with the media.