Lydia Hearst-Shaw Sending Up Lindsay Lohan for a New Comedy
If you've never heard of Lydia Hearst-Shaw, she's essentially a non-slutty, less publicized version of Paris Hilton. Great-granddaughter of publishing giant William Randolph Hearst, the heiress has more fame to her name than being the offspring of a historical media man. Aside from working as a journalist (writing for Page Six of The New York Post), she's more well-known as a model (appearing in Vogue, GQ and more) and most recently, acting roles in "Gossip Girl" and a couple low profile indie films like The Last International Playboy. Now The New York Post reports the heiress is taking aim at troubled Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan for her next role.
Apparently Hearst-Shaw will lead a screwball comedy called Dogs in Pocketbooks in which she'll play a comic character based on Lohan and her publicized trials and tribulations with fame. Screenwriter Charles Casillo revealed, "Lydia will play a bratty movie goddess in and out of rehab, in trouble with the law, and hounded by greedy agents, predatory paparazzi, off-the-wall stalkers and crazed media." As for the model's limited acting experience, Casillo says, "She's one of the few supermodels who can actually act. She's smart, well-read, charming and very beautiful. We looked at a lot of actresses for this role, and I was really knocked out."
However, for those interested in seeing Lohan's life skewered on the big screen, Casillo says, "[The movie] is in no way mean-spirited towards Lindsay. It's the kind of thing she has spoofed about herself in the past. It's more of a satire about the crazy people around her and the situations they generate. It satirizes the obsession with modern celebrity." I feel like he's saying that just to cover his own ass and not make it sound like Lohan is a victim in this scenario. Either way, while Lohan's troubles are complicated, she doesn't seem to be making any effort to change her ways and stay out of mischief, so let the lampooning run wild like Lohan herself! What do you think?