On December 15th, Hollywood’s wild child, Lindsey Lohan will debut her Marilyn Monroe inspired photo shoot for Playboy, on the Ellen Degeneres show. The actress’ cover for Playboy was leaked online, giving readers and viewers everywhere a peek at things to come. The cover shows Lohan sitting astride a chair with the back shaped like the famous Playboy Bunny. The chair discreetly covers all the private parts on the cover that was leaked, but the whole set will be revealed soon.
The shoot took two takes, as Hugh Hefner turned down the first set, saying they were just too tame for the magazine and not the direction they wanted to take. Lindsay reportedly made $1 million for the shoot that was originally taken for the men’s magazine back in October of this year.
Despite statements made by Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina, that the actress would not be completely nude, Hugh Hefner The Insider: “It’s a classic tribute inspired by the original Tom Kelly nude pictorial of Marilyn Monroe, a portion of which was the original playmate in the very first issue of Playboy.”
Words that keep being thrown around in regards to the shoot are “classy” and “tasteful”. There will be an interview that accompanies the pictorial that will focus on a side of Lohan that few get to see. Everyone involved seems very happy with the shoot that will be released to the public sometime in December.
Lindsay agreed to do only one media interview while her issue was on sale and she chose that interview to be with Ellen. There will be no other interviews promoting the issue, although, it’s highly doubtful that any other promotions would have been needed anyway.
Lohan is not a stranger to the camera, not for pictures, nor for her antics, and has had other covers such as New York magazine, where she was undressed, but covered by props of some kind. She has also done some pretty racy shoots for Maxim and Vogue. So this isn’t new, but if like Hugh Hefner states, her pictorial is completely nude, that’s not been done since her New York magazine shoot in 2008.
It’s possibly more than a little disappointing to the actress that the cover was leaked, seeing as she was making that special on air debut on the Ellen show, but keeping things under wraps, especially something like this, is near impossible in the world of the internet. The first site to leak the cover photo was TheInsider.com.
Will the $1 million she made for the shoot or the pictorial and article in playboy help the struggling actress jump start her career? Only time will tell. Her 2008 New York Magazine shoot didn’t, but that was a few years ago. It would certainly be a positive thing to see her get her life on track and have some positive things happen for her that kept her going in the right direction.