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.