Lindsay Lohan's Past Is 'Dead' But She's Still a Diva and 5 More Nuggets From New York Times Profile
Lindsay Lohan's Courtroom Style Before She Turned Her Life Around

Lohan is happy to be away from the Kardashians, is working on new TV and film projects, and demands to be paid to pose for a photograph.

Lindsay Lohan is making headlines again -- this time for being a boss lady in Greece.

The "Mean Girls" star, who has since created a whole new life as a budding club mogul on the Greek island Mykonos and beyond (she previously licensed her name to a club in Athens and is planning her own resort in Dubai), spoke to The New York Times for a new profile titled, "You Can't Hurt Lindsay Lohan Now," in which she declares her tabloid past is "dead."

"I’m a normal, nice person. A good person. I don’t have any bad intentions. And my past has to stay in the past," she said. "Like, people have to just let go of it and stop bringing it up because it’s not -- it’s gone. It’s dead. And that’s the most important thing to me."

These days, Lohan lives a quiet life in Dubai -- the luxurious United Arab Emirates city where it's illegal to take pictures of people without their permission -- but currently overseeing the recently opened Lohan Beach House on Mykonos.

“There’s a business side to my life now," she told the Times. And she wasn't kidding. Even when it was time to shoot a photo to accompany the piece, Lohan demanded to be paid.

Despite her assistant previously telling the Times "we'll make something work," Lohan never showed for the shoot.

"She shoots for magazines like W and likes to do fashion. We can give you exclusive photos, but she only does paid shoots," the assistant explained. "And if you want to have that discussion, you can, and maybe she’ll consider it."

Well, The New York Times doesn't pay for photos of interview subjects, so the publication instead settled on a 2015 photo of Lohan emerging from the water that surrounds the island she's set up shop on. Read on for five more nuggets from the piece.

She's in Her Safe Space Now (with No Kardashians)

The actress-turned-entrepreneur described Dubai as "the safest place."

"It’s less demanding. America is always like, ‘Go go go go go!' I don’t have to turn on the news and see about the Kardashians. I don’t have to see anything anymore," she said. "I choose what I want to see and how I want to live."

Her Politics Are Simple

Tiffany Trump -- who Lohan describes as "a really sweet girl" -- will be visiting her next month in Greece. And her position on Tiffany's father, President Donald Trump, is emotionless.

"Here’s the thing: very simple with politics," she said. "He’s the president. No matter what anyone says, he’s still the president. I have no feeling. I have no emotion."

Her Family's Cool Now

Lohan is as well known for her acting as she is for her family's dysfunction. But these days, everything is all good.

"Look, I’m not in control of my family," she said. "I’m only in control of myself. We’re all friends. My mom and dad are friends, everyone’s good."

The Moment She Took Control of Her Life

The world watched Lohan's life spiral out of control, going from Hollywood teen darling to a frequently intoxicated hot mess who racked up quite a rap sheet with the police. But that part of her life is over, and now she's focusing on making her business endeavors a success.

"I think success is the best revenge — and silence, as a presence," she said. "When I chose to change my future, my life, I was like, 'Where’s the one place I can find silence?'"

It was on a beach near where her new club stands that she decided to really turn things around. The epiphany was spurred by being on the receiving end of domestic abuse from former fiancé, Russian socialite Egor Tarabaso.

"It happened, here in Mykonos, on the beach. And that was the moment where I switched and I was like, 'I’m going to take control of my life completely, and fire everyone and just rehire them when I’m ready.'" Lohan said. "And that’s why I’m here today, because it was on that beach where I got hit. I said, 'You know what? If there’s anything I can do, I’m going to get that beach. It’s going to be my beach.'"

She's Not Done With Movies and Television

But just because Lohan is focusing on building her hospitality empire doesn't mean she's done with her first love -- entertainment.

"I don’t want any judgment on me. You know? My acting is good, my work is good, and I love work," she said. The Times noted she recently completed production on British series "Sick Note," and is developing an adaptation of author Tina Seski's psychological thriller "The Honeymoon," which Lohan managed to secure the rights for even after Seskis called to tell her she already sold the rights.

"I said, ‘No no no! Let me buy it! Please, let me buy it! Let’s write it together,'" Lohan explained. "She goes, 'No, they want somebody else to write it.' I said, 'No, we’re going to write it.'"

And they are. Seskis will be visiting her in Greece this summer to work on the project.

TooFab reached out to Lohan's publicist for an update on the project, as well as the MTV reality show the Times mentioned, but did not immediately hear back.

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