Robert Rodriguez has lavished praise on troubled actress Lindsay Lohan - insisting she "lights up the screen" in his new movie MACHETE.
The Mean Girls star's career has taken a turn for the worse in recent years amid a slew of personal problems, including several drink-driving arrests, a brief stint in jail and a trip to rehab, and she was last seen onscreen in straight-to-TV movie Labor Pains in 2009.
Lohan is now preparing for a comeback with a role in Rodriguez's upcoming action film, and the director reveals the star put all of her troubles aside to devote herself to the job.
Rodriguez tells Access Hollywood, "(Lohan) was fantastic. I really love working with her. You just hear so much about people and their personal life that you start forgetting that they have a business life and they actually are a talented actress. And she was just a joy to watch on screen, she lights up the screen anytime you put the camera on her."