'Parent Trap'-era Lindsay Lohan: I want to be a normal kid
In July of 1998, Disney’s remake of The Parent Trap hit theaters. The movie introduced audiences to Lindsay Lohan, a sassy redheaded tween with an undeniably bright future; EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum praised the young actress’s “natural, pleasurable 1990s hipness,” saying that little Lohan was a worthy successor to the original film’s Hayley Mills.
Of course, we all know what happened to Lindsay over the next 14 years. The star’s troubles give a poignant context to the following exclusive clip, which shows a 10-year-old Lohan ruminating about the nature of fame. “It’s weird. It’s definitely weird,” she tells an interviewer with a shy smile. “But I don’t want to, like, change, or let anything go to my head or anything. I want to try to stay normal…. I just want to stay a normal kid, go to college, go to regular school for now, and stuff like that.”
The clip airs as a part of VH1’s upcoming 100 Greatest Kid Stars, the first hour of which premieres Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET and PT. Though the show features Lohan, she doesn’t make it all the way into the special’s top five kid stars — Justin Bieber, Macaulay Culkin, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Daniel Radcliffe make up the top of the list. To find the order in which those celebs were ranked, you’ll have to tune in on Sunday.
In the meantime, remember a simpler time by watching Lohan in better days: