Transcript for Lindsay Lohan and co-stars talk highlights, drama of new reality show
Reporter: She may be bossy, but on her new TV show, Lindsay lohan is the boss. Just like they're watching me, I'm watching them. The camera's flipped now. Reporter: Taking her show international to the Greek island of mikilos. I want to do things different. Reporter: The new documentary follows Lindsay lohan, the business mogul behind lohan beach house. I didn't want to go back to L.A. And be part of the scene again, I wanted to focus on what I'm good at. I can make my own business, build my own brand. Reporter: The series shows just how far the actress has come from when we first saw her all those years a lohan began acting at age 3. Her career took off as she starred as twins in "The parent trap". Her profile grew with hits like "Freaky Friday". It will do nothing whatsoever to me. Reporter: And the iconic mean girl. I can try to get out of it. Just the same as I was in "Parent trap". I'm everyone's friend. I'm not the mean girl. Reporter: She even went double platinum with her album featuring the hit song "Rumor." Lohan's private life played out publicly in the tabloids for years. Legal troubles, drug and alcohol abuse, and trips to jail. It's so easy it to keep going, going, going, going, but sometimes you have to stop. Reporter: She moved to dubai to find peace, bringing the more serene peace to Greece. Along for the ride is close friend and business partner. Hey, guys. Reporter: He runs the club, ensuring every detail matches lohan's vision. He's not only good with people but running people. That's important to me. Reporter: How did you and Lindsey first meet and decide to link up and work together? We got introduced like five, six years ago, and she was vacationing at the time on mikinos. We were talking about how to run a beach. If you want to put my name on it. That's how it started. This summer, I'm bringing vip hosts from America to make sure all of our guests are treated like royalty. Reporter: Like 28-year-old Brent marks, a night club host from Las Vegas. What's it like having Lindsay lohan as a boss? I like Lindsey as a boss. No excuses, cut throat. She's very driven in business. Motivated. Reporter: Lohan recently sat down with my colleague, George Stephanopoulos. Any concerns about going into the party business? No, I'm running the place. So I don't have time for any of that. And people have said so many negative things about me when I went out to clubs and dancing, having fun. I want people to see the positive side of it. Reporter: Part of the positive sometimes includes dancing. This clip of lohan showing off her moves went viral. This was a party, and a lot of the cast that we have and the vip hosts, they were doing a good job and I wanted them to have fun, they dragged me on stage and this is what happened. It was a mistake I think. Looks like you're having a lot of fun. I really can't watch it. Reporter: But on the show, lohan takes her business very seriously, making a surprise visit to her host's villa on the first episode of the show. What the heck is going on with these people? Are they stupid or something? At the pool and drunk. I want to build an empire here. Reporter: How real is it? All real is it. People might think oh, it's not real. It's all real. So don't judge. Reporter: Lindsay lohan's beach club is just the show for mtv, a network who has made its money into turning reality TV stars into household names. Think of snooki and the situation from "The Jersey shore". My question is how much are we really going to see of Lindsay lohan? Because if she's really just the manager, then she's really not in the thick of it. Reporter: And as spenceos and mark say, their show is key to have the key ingredient, lots of drama. Are there moments that you think back to that you're a little nervous about people seeing? I mean, I've ruined a couple lives. Reporter: What was it like for you living with the other hosts? Very high maintenance. Everybody was rushing to get ready. Reporter: Is there disaster impending on the show? There's a dumpster fire for sure. Reporter: Lohan says she's working on a new script she plans to appear in. But now she's working on her business portfolio and has a message for her younger self. Slow down. Everything will come if you're good person, that will come to you. Reporter: For "Nightline." Will reeve in New York.
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