The Notebook star Joan Allen is the latest celebrity to leap to the defence of troubled star Lindsay Lohan, insisting she "feels her pain".
The 50-year-old doesn't underestimate the severity of the Driving Under The Influence charges levelled against Lohan following her arrest on Tuesday (24Jul07), but pleads for fans to recognise the problems and pressures the Mean Girls star is dealing with before judging her too harshly.
She says, "I feel very bad for her because I think she obviously has a lot of problems, and maybe is in a lot of pain. It's serious.
"I try and put myself in her position, and I would just feel so bad being scrutinised to the degree that she is.
"I just hope the best for her, because I think she's so talented and I feel she'll overcome this. I just wish she could do it more privately."