William H. Macy Rips Lindsay Lohan

LOS ANGELES (August 24, 2006) — Actor William H. Macy says he respects Lindsay Lohan’s talent — but not her behavior, according to People.com.

“You can’t show up late. It’s very, very disrespectful,” the 56-year-old Macy told reporters Thursday at a Los Angeles junket promoting his new movie, “Everyone’s Hero.”

Macy, who shares a scene with Lindsay in the upcoming Emilio Estevez-directed drama “Bobby,” called the 20-year-old actress a “huge talent,” but reportedly echoed the sentiments expressed in a letter sent to her recently by a studio chief who blasted her work ethic.

The letter came from James G. Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek Productions, which is producing Lohan’s film “Georgia Rule.”

Macy’s wife, Felicity Huffman, also stars in the movie.

“I think what an actor has to realize (is that) when you show up an hour late, 150 people have been scrambling to cover for you. There is not an apology big enough in the world to have to make 150 people scramble. It’s nothing but disrespect,” Macy said Thursday. “And Lindsay Lohan is not the only one. A lot of actors show up late as if they’re God’s gift to the film. It’s inexcusable.”

When asked about Lindsay’s work on “Bobby,” Macy paused and said, “She was pretty late.”

He added, “I worry about these young kids — 15, 18, 20 years old — who in the span of one year become millionaires and powerhouses. It’s too much power for a kid that age to handle.”

Macy, who has starred in films including “Fargo” and “The Cooler,” also defended his “Magnolia” co-star Tom Cruise — recently bashed for his own behavior — as “not late.”

A rep for Lohan was reportedly not immediately available for comment.

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