Lindsay Lohan Tells Matt Lauer on Today She is Clean and Sober

Posted on February 29, 2012

Matt Lauer Interviews Lindsay Lohan ahead of SNL Hosting

Matt Lauer sat down with actress Lindsay Lohan in an exclusive interview that will air tomorrow, Thursday, March 1, on NBC's Today. Lindsay told Lauer that she is "clean and sober" and she wants "to continue to move forward and in the right direction." Lindsay, who hosts Saturday Night Live this Saturday, March 3, also told Lauer, "I still need to go through the process of proving myself."

Lindsay Lohan on Today Show March 1st

Lindsay Lohan agreed with Lauer that she was in denial the last time they talked. She says, "Definitely. And I think it was - it's a scary thing to have to kind of express to people. I don't think I was-- I wasn't as comfortable with myself then. And yeah, definitely, though. I think it was a fear factor that I had about what was really going on. And, you know, I had to get that wakeup call."

Matt Lauer asked Lindsay about winning back the trust producers and directors. She said, "I think that that's gonna take -- I think that takes time. And I think that it's actions. Because people can say things all they want, but I think I still need to go through the process of proving myself, you know, with SNL, being on time, being, you know, keeping my can't say the word but stuff together."

Lindsay also says, "Because people-- you know, I could see where it could be scary for people to invest in me. And I don't want people to have that reason to be scared anymore. So being able to have this opportunity with SNL and the film, I'm gonna do what I'm supposed to do, and enjoy doing it, and do it as best as I can."

She needs to be really professional, courteous and on time to win back the trust of production crews. Time will tell if she is able to do that.

Lindsay Lohan on Matt Lauer Photo

Photos: Peter Kramer/NBC