A follow-up to our shocking story about Lindsay Lohan backing out of her scheduled interview with veteran television journalist Barbara Walters: Walters is upset! Oh, I know, I was shocked too.
On today's episode of "The View," Walters sounded off on the young starlet, explaining how she had invested time and money into setting up the interview only to have Lohan balk at the last minute.
"We were supposed to do the interview last week to air on 20/20 Nov. 16," Walters told "The View" ladies. "I spent a lot of time doing a lot of homework, watching the movie. Then her longtime press agent resigned. That should've been a clue... I had done many interviews with Elizabeth Taylor. I wanted to talk about the comparison between her life as a child star with Lindsay's."
Especially vexing for Walters was finding out a short time later that Lohan would be appearing on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show." Walters said, "The next thing we hear is my interview is canceled [because] Lindsay doesn't feel up to it. She has a lot of problems ... I said, 'Poor girl, I hope when she feels like it she will do it with us.' So today I pick up the paper [and find out Lindsay] is sitting for an interview with Jay Leno."
Walters explained that her frustration would have been mitigated somewhat had the actress' PR rep not given her the phony 'tired' excuse. "I wouldn't feel quite as disappointed as I do today. I think I could've had a more honest explanation.
Reminds me of the parents' go-to "We're not mad, we're disappointed" speech whenever they wanted to make me feel especially guilty for my transgressions. Hopefully, Lohan feels especially guilty as well... not for backing out of the fluff piece interview that Walters was going to conduct, but for her litany of questionable dealings over the past few years.