The age of 25, Lindsay Lohan has been through a crazy,whirlwind life that’s involved stints in rehab, numerous court appearances, probation,and community service. Pulling herself and professional career back togetherhas been a struggle, but she’s determined to make it happen. Chatting with MattLauer on The Today Show this morning, Linds opened up about the covetedElizabeth Taylor role, her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this weekend andshe idea of this being her ‘comeback’ year.

"I've learned how to live mylife in a way that I'm happy and I'm doing the things I want to do," shesaid. "It's this last whirlwind of experiences I've gone through, thispast year and a half, I've taken a step back and said, I'm not doing what Ilove to do, and I need to find that balance again."

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So what brought her down the path shehad been on for so long? "It gets very lonely in this industry becauseyou're constantly with people and then you're alone,” she explained. “I justallowed a lot of people to be around me at all times and I don't think theywere necessarily there for the right reasons, and I wasn't concerned with that.I was being ignorant to the fact that maybe I shouldn't go out all the time,maybe I should rest, maybe I should grow up and take care of myself."

Landingthe role of Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming biopic was an important moment forLohan and she’s determined to show how serious of an actress she really is. "I'mreally honored and I will not let anyone down, especially myself…People, youknow, I could see where it could be scary for people to invest in me, and Idon't want people to have that reason anymore. So having this opportunity withthis film, I'm going to enjoy doing it and do it the best I can.”

With hergig on SNL this weekend, of course the writers are going to want to poke fun atLindsay and her past, which she has no problem with! But she needed to get thegreen light from her legal team before that went down. "I spoke with myattorney, I didn't want to be disrespectful to my judge or anything, becauseshe's been really wonderful to me and helped me alot, so I've asked if certain things would be inappropriate oroff-limits, because I wanted to be in the clear. I'm so close.”

What didyou think about Lindsay’s interview? She seems like she’s grown up a lot,right?!

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