Lindsay Lohan could have starred in "The Avengers," but her pesky manager foiled her superhero dreams. At least, that's what the actress and current reality TV star has claimed on a recent episode of her OWN show, "Lindsay."
According to Lohan, she told her manager that she wanted a part in 2012's "The Avengers," but he didn't push hard enough for her casting. Instead, the role she coveted went to an actress Lohan deemed an "unknown." So who got it instead?
MTV speculates that since the most high-profile female roles were played by decidedly not-unknown actresses Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow as Black Widow and Pepper Potts, respectively, that Lohan must have been eyeing the part of Maria Hill, which ultimately went to Cobie Smulders. Now, anyone who's watched "How I Met Your Mother" over the past nine seasons would certainly quibble with Lohan's characterization of Smulders as "unknown," though she's certainly more low-profile than her fellow female co-stars.
So, could Smulders/Hill be the mystery woman to whom Lohan was referring? It's certainly possible, though of course, Lohan isn't saying. (And honestly, we're not 100 percent sure we'd take her at her word on this anyway.) Regardless of her missed chance at superhero stardom, Lohan says she still hopes to get back to her acting heyday (remember when she was beloved in "Mean Girls"?).
"Every day I'm not on a film set, I'm wasting my talent because that's what I was born, and live, to do," she said.
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