Lindsay Lohan to Star in “Herbie the Love Bug” Remake
by: Scarlett Tomei
Start your engines! Herbie, that lovable Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, races back to theaters this summer, and this time Lindsay Lohan is going along for the ride. In “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” the classic white Bug with a knack for helping couples hook up, veers off into the world of NASCAR racing.
Lindsay Lohan stars as Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53, who steers the car through road trials to becoming a NASCAR competitor. Her automobile comrade has some new tricks under the hood as he takes audiences for an action-packed spin in this wild comedy.
Disney’s high-speed adventure is a remake of classic films “The Love Bug” and “Herbie Goes Bananas.” Lindsay Lohan co-stars with a stellar cast including Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon, Breckin Meyer (“Clueless”), Justin Long (TV’s “Ed”), and a guest appearance by NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Lohan, who’s been acting since the age of 3, has never experienced working with a 4-cylinder co-star as she explains, “It’s a little bit awkward because there will be scenes where I’ll be talking to the car and I’ll be standing there and I’ll be thinking to myself, ‘I’m talking to a car, I look a little crazy right now.’ But it’s funny and it’s sweet.”
Lindsay Lohan is best known for her starring roles in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” and “Mean Girls,” as well as hosting the “2004 MTV Movie Awards.”
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This article was posted on December 08, 2004