As "" director Paul Schrader, , Tenille Houston and writer Bret Easton Ellis posed for shutterbugs at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, August 30, was noticeably missing. While no explanation for the actress's absence could be offered, Schrader had his say about working with his star.
"For the last 16 months I've been held hostage, by my own choosing, to a very talented but unpredictable actress," the filmmaker said to the media of Lohan, who was expected to promote her new erotic movie there. Labeling himself "a free man" now that the film is complete, he continued, "She was supposed to be here today. She said she would be, but she is not."