As soon as it was made public that Lindsay Lohan would be guest hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL), the media and the blogosphere lit up discussing whether or not this was a wise decision on her part given her recent issues. SNL is a famously stressful job for the host and the post-show reviews can turn that stress into downright panic. This pressure can be difficult for the most seasoned actor or actress but for someone like Lohan, who is in the beginning stages of her recovery process and trying to make a comeback in her career, it could be overwhelming.
As it turned out, Lohan had nothing to worry about; her appearance was rewarded with big ratings – the second highest ratings of the season so far. But in terms of recovery, was it a good idea to take such a huge risk so soon?
Lohan left her last rehab over a year ago and is in the final weeks of her court-ordered probation. She claims she has surrounded herself with sober friends and now considers herself to be a “homebody” rather than the party girl she once was. In a recent interview with Matt Lauer, Lohan said she hoped to regain the trust of potential employers: ”I think that takes time… I still need to go through the process of proving myself…”
Did Lohan give herself enough time in recovery before launching herself back onto the public stage? Only time will tell. There is no magic number of sober days that will make Lohan – or anyone for that matter – definitively ready.
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