Most people would kill to get a Twitter shoutout from Bret Easton Ellis, but Lindsay Lohan was probably not too pleased to receive a public mention from him on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old “Mean Girls” actress was called out by Ellis via Twitter for allegedly being a no-show to work. He tweeted: “Patrick Bateman has just headed over to Lindsay Lohan's hotel to confront her as to why she missed her f---ing ADR on ‘The Canyons’ today...”
Ellis was of course referring to the famous protagonist of his breakout novel “American Psycho,” a handsome serial killer who is a Wall Street yuppie by day, and a literal lady killer by night.
If Lohan fans are puzzled as to why Ellis might be calling out the actress, it’s with good reason. Lohan stars in the upcoming film “The Canyons,” which Ellis penned the screenplay for, but filming for that wrapped in August.
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According to Ellis, however, Lohan was due to record an “automated dialogue replacement,” a dubbing process in which film actors often come back into the studio to re-record lines during post-editing.
Lohan plays a character named Tara in the film, opposite porn star James Deen. Deen praised the experience of working with Lohan, and called the actress very professional.
In a review of the film’s first teaser, Slate predicted that the film had a lot to prove. “If the promise of eerie voyeurism and psychosexual exploits lives up to the talent involved, this could be a less thinky (and hotter) version of ‘The Girlfriend Experience,’” wrote Jeffrey Bloomer. “But it’s just as easy to imagine a vapid, depressing exercise in writerly ego and exploitation worked up by two aging provocateurs with a clueless, desperate young cast.”
“Working with her was awesome,” said Deen. “She’s super professional. Super great. She’s a fantastic actress… I feel like I learned a lot from her. It brings the best out of you. It was very helpful to me as an amateur.”
But although Deen may have found his co-star to be “super professional,” Ellis seems less impressed. The tweet was surprising coming from Ellis, who has previously raved about Lohan’s performance in the project. Ellis initially broke the news that Lohan would be starring in the film, writing on Twitter, “I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara in The Canyons by BEE,” later adding, “Lindsay nailed it.”