How Lindsay Lohan Got Her 'Machete' Part: Start With Her Blonde Hair
By Bryan Alexander Posted Sep 3rd 2010 09:00AM
Lindsay Lohan can thank her long, blonde hair for helping her nab a memorable role in 'Machete.'
Director Robert Rodriguez tells PopEater that he was approached by a producer friend, who urged him to cast Lohan in the movie he was making, which is based on the fake 'Machete' trailer that appeared in his 2007 co-venture with Quentin Tarantino, 'Grindhouse.'
"I had this shot of Danny in the waterfall with the wife and daughter," says Rodriquez. "You could see the wife's face, but you can't see the daughter's. And I thought, that could be Lindsay. Just curl the hair. But that's the classic shot of the trailer that everyone knows."
From there, Rodriguez "reverse engineered" and came up with a storyline for Lohan around the character, who became a drug-using wild child that drives her father crazy with her antics.
"I made a fake poster of her with some guns [from] a picture of her off the Internet and stuck her in a nun's habit, and I showed [Lindsay] the poster," says Rodriguez. "And she said, 'Alright, I'm in.'"
Lohan had no problem with her introduction to the movie, where she's pulled out of a drug den by her frustrated father. "If it was just that scene, I'm sure she would not have been interested in it," says Rodriguez. "But for the character that was part of the spoof of it."
Indeed, Lohan's character goes from wild child to hero -- and eventually dons a nun's habit and a machine gun to avenge the death of a loved one.
"It's like, this is how you end up. So it was perfect for her," says Rodriguez. "Because she had so far to go, [and] it was a character she wanted to play."
Exclusive Video of Lohan's Machete Leading Man Danny Trejo at a Wild Photo Shoot:
Danny Trejo Photograhed by Tyler Shields
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