Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy issue hit newsstands today and Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson caught up with Hugh Hefner to get the details on the actress’ Marilyn Monroe-inspired shoot. Hef says the tribute was a last-minute choice after he was disappointed with what the photographer first shot with Lindsay.
“I saw the results of the first day of shooting and it was not what I was looking for,” Hef told Shaun in an interview at the Playboy Mansion on Thursday. “[Lindsay] hadn’t bared it all in the first one and she looked like she had just come out of rehab… She looked like she just got up in the morning.
“I wanted her to do something that would be truly unforgettable,” he added.
Inside the pages of Playboy, Lilo’s poses are nearly identical to those of Marilyn’s iconic 1953 spread in the men’s mag. While Lindsay was on board for the reshoot, her handlers — at first — were not, because this time she would be fully nude.
“They wanted a little more clothing and I said, ‘You know, this is going to be what it’s going to be, because we’re doing a tribute here to the original nudes,’” Hef explained.
“Marilyn Monroe’s comment after the original shoot was, when they asked what she was wearing, [she] said, ‘All I had on was the radio.’ All Lindsay Lohan had on during this was the radio!”
When asked if the actress arrived to the photo shoot on time, the Playboy magnate wasn’t able to provide an answer, but said if she was truly channeling Marilyn, punctuality would not be one of her strongest points.
“I don’t know the answer to that, [but] if she’s doing a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, I assume that means she probably didn’t show up on time because Marilyn didn’t show up on time,” he told Shaun.
“Marilyn was late also?” Shaun asked.
“Oh yes, with regularity,” Hef answered.
Despite the unauthorized, premature release of Lindsay’s pictorial, Hef still has high hopes for the issue.
“I think you can count on it,” he told Shaun, when asked if he believes Lindsay’s issue will be a bestseller. “The publicity surrounding it and the anticipation is remarkable.”