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  Celeb Q&A Lindsay Lohan

By Sean Doorly

Lindsay Lohan was born in Long Island, New York, and was only 3, when she began her career as a Ford model. She soon jumped to acting -- first appearing in numerous commercials and then a regular gig on a soap opera.

She shot to stardom in her films, "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday," and "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen." Now at 17, Lohan stars in the new film "Mean Girls" from Paramount. She plays Cady Heron who's been raised in the African bush and home-schooled her whole life. She's in for a rude awakening when she enters high school in Chicago for the first time at 15.

She must navigate the classroom jungle and battle the toughest predator of all-- popular girls.

ChannelOne.com: "Mean Girls" is all about cliques. Were you in one in high school?

Lindsay Lohan: I wasn't really in a clique. I was all over the place. I was a floater-- someone who got along with everybody. I was a cheerleader and I played soccer and basketball.

Q: Do you relate to your character in the film ?

A: I switched schools in 10th grade, so I can relate to my character on that level-- because it's difficult meeting new people.

Q: So how are you different?

A: She changed who she was, so people would like her. I don't think I would do that.

Q: What was it like working with Tina Fey?

A: She's really cool. She's really down to earth and fun. It was very convenient to have the writer on the set, because if you have any questions she's right there.

Q: Are you nervous about hosting "Saturday Night Live" in May?

A: I'm excited about "SNL." I think it should be fun.

Q: You were only 10 when you starred in "The Parent Trap." How did you handle all that attention at such a young age?

A: I went back to school. I was out of school for eight months filming that movie. After I finished, I wanted to go back to school. I didn't tell my friends where I was, or what I did.

Q: How did they react when the film finally came out?

A: They said, "why didn't you tell us?" It's weird to talk about that stuff. They were cool about it -- they didn't really care.

Q: Tell us a little bit about your music. How would you describe it?

A: It's rock meets hip-hop. It has a lot of guitar.

Q: Who are your influences?

A: I'm a huge Prince and Madonna fan. I also like N.E.R.D. and Outkast. It ranges from everyone.

Q: If you weren't an actress, what do you think you do for a career?

A: I would probably be in the fashion industry-- something completely different. Or I would study entertainment law.

Q: You've worked in film and television, which do you prefer?

A: I like film. I guess because I'm more used to film-- it's more comfortable for me. It's three months and your done.

Q: Some television people like the hours -- they think of it more like a 9-5 job.

A: Yeah I don't like that. I'm 17, I don't want a 9-5 job.