LiLo to Leno: Why I Canceled on Barbara Walters

'Timing wasn't right,' Lindsay explains
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2012 9:58 AM CST

Lindsay Lohan went on the Tonight Show last night to talk to Jay Leno ... days after canceling an interview with Barbara Walters that had been scheduled for 20/20 last Friday. "The timing wasn’t right, right now," a fidgety Lohan explained to Leno when he pointed out that Walters was quite upset over the situation. "I love her, I’m a big fan of Barbara Walters," Lohan continued. "So when it’s right, she knows she'll be the first person I sit down with." Er, make that ... the second person? More from her Leno interview:

  • "I guess I could give her one word of advice: Good luck with my dad," Lindsay said of the secret half-sister the world recently learned about.
  • "That's great for him," she said of Tim Tebow's virginity, after Leno brought up a tabloid story about the two of them doin' it.
  • On why she wanted to play Elizabeth Taylor so badly: "I relate to her, you know, her part of the life that was all in front of the cameras." She says Taylor once sent her a ring and invited her to dinner, but she was too nervous to attend.
  • From another recent interview with Us: "I want to be known as an actress, not a troubled starlet," she says. But when it comes to her past, "[I regret] nothing, because then I wouldn't have been able to cry in scenes at the drop of a hat. ... I'm not saying I wanted to go to a jail cell, but I've drawn from all of it."
Click to see how the critics feel about Lohan in Liz & Dick. (More Lindsay Lohan stories.)

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