Lindsay Lohan Tells Jay Leno Why She Canceled Her Interview With Barbara Walters

The actress, who stars as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s upcoming movie Liz & Dick, pulled out of a much-hyped interview with Barbara Walters that was to air last week on ABC’s 20/20.

Walters later told viewers of The View that she was “disappointed” about the cancellation, especially as Lohan had then granted an interview with Leno. When co-host Whoopi Goldberg told Walters that she was a “very different kind of interviewer” than Leno — implying that he would not ask any tough questions — Walters replied: “I couldn’t agree more.”

In the taping for Tuesday’s Tonight Show, Leno asked Lohan about the incident, saying Walters looked “a little … upset.”

“So I heard,” Lohan replied. Asked why she pulled out of the interview, Lohan said: “It’s just, the timing wasn’t right, right now. I love her, and I’m a big fan of Barbara Walters. I met her when I was very young, and when it’s right, she knows she’ll be the first person I sit down with.”

Lohan added that she hasn’t spoken to Walters herself. However, “it’s all good,” she said. “I spoke to her people she works with.”

Watch clips of Lohan’s interview with Leno below. Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC, while Liz & Dick premieres at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Lindsay Lohan To Sit Down With Barbara Walters For An Exclusive Interview

Lindsay Lohan will sit down for an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters, sources confirm.

According to the report, Walters recently visited the set of Lohan’s new TV movie, Liz & Dick, where the troubled 26-year-old starlet took the famed TV journalist behind the scenes of the much-anticipated production and gave a couple of interviews.

An updated interview will also be added to the special, which is set to air in the coming weeks. We’re not sure if the updated interview will include the actresses recent troubles with mom Dina and father Michael. Lindsay has recently been advised by her mom to get a protection order against her father.

Liz & Dick, in which Lohan portrays the late Oscar-winning icon Elizabeth Taylor, airs Nov. 25 on Lifetime.

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