Elle: Any big plans next year?
Lindsay: “I’ve been trying to go to Iraq with Hillary Clinton for so long. Hillary was trying to work it out, but it seemed too dangerous. I wanted to do what Marilyn Monroe did, when she went and just set up a stage and did a concert for the troops all by herself. It’s so amazing seeing that one woman just going somewhere, this beautiful sex kitten, who’s basically a pinup, which is what I’ve always aspired to be. So I tried to go there. I’m not afraid of going. My security guard is going to take me to a gun range when I get back to L.A., and I’m going to start taking shooting lessons…Yeah, I have a dark side. I go to my dark side. I watched all these videos on Charles Manson for a while.”
Elle: Do you think you’re in tabloids too much?
Lindsay: “You kind of ask for it when you go to nightclubs. People are like, “Just don’t go out!” but I can’t help it. I literally come out of my hotel and the [photographers] are there. It’s not like I ask them to follow me. But you know, it’s actually weird when the paparazzi’s not there and things aren’t being written, because you kind of wonder, Do people not care anymore?”
Elle: How many times do you sleep with someone before you’re officially dating them? I don’t know the rule these days?
Lindsay: “I don’t either. But Sex and the City changed everything for me, because those girls would just sleep with so many people! My mom’s going to kill me for talking about sleeping with people. But if I’m going to give my body to someone, I’d rather them not be with other people.”
Elle: That’s very old fashioned of you.
Lindsay: “Yeah, but I want to be able to be able to if I like someone else.”
Elle: It’s the variety of partners that you like?
Lindsay: “I think everyone does, especially at my age. I mean, if the sex is bad, the relationship’s not going anywhere. But I don’t think I’ve had enough experience with dating one guy for a long time. The only one was Wilmer [Valderrama], and apparently Jared [Leto], but Jared was so paranoid. He’d always be like, “Don’t come over if you’re going to bring 15 f—king paparazzi!” That gets hard too….But if it’s, like, a guy who’s just starting out in a band, or a model, or a new actor, you feel like, “Okay, this is weird that they’re getting so much press for just being with me.” And they might get a big head. You have to think about those things.”