After receiving backlash for arriving late during the April 25 shooting of her guest stint on "Glee", Lindsay Lohan reportedly "was so ahead of schedule" on April 26 when coming back to the set for a second time this week. According to E! News, she texted her rep right after work, informing that she finished her part at 1 P.M., which was three hours early.
The actress, who was recently booked to play Elizabeth Taylor on Lifetime's "Liz & Dick", was tapped to appear on the FOX musical series as one of the celebrity judges on Nationals along with "Entourage" star Rex Lee and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. The outing is scheduled to air Tuesday, May 15 for two hours.
Lindsay started filming her part last week, and it's "really great, she was so professional and it looked like everything was going to go so well" back then. However, things were different when she returned for another shooting on Wednesday this week. "She has rubbed them all up the wrong way by being so disrespectful of everyone else's schedule," a source said.
"Lindsay was a total nightmare yesterday," the insider explained why people on the set were upset with the actress. "She was three hours late in the morning, and when she did finally arrive, she just didn't want to be there. She did not want to work. She had not memorized her lines, and she kept disappearing so no one could find her."
Adding fuel to the rumor about Lindsay's tardiness was a tweet posted by Dot Marie Jones, who plays coach Beiste on the TV show. Without mentioning who the tardy individual was, she wrote, "Gonna be a long day!! Some ppl show up late and just throw a wrench in things. Not cool! I'd rather be an hour early (I was) than 5 minutes late." She subsequently deleted the posting.
In response to the unfavorable rumor, Lindsay's rep Steve Honig was quick to offer clarification. "The production team came to us and said that they wanted to start [with Lindsay] right after lunch, which was at 2. They wanted to begin with Lindsay at 3, so that meant she had a lot of time where she wasn't doing anything. That's why people didn't see her," he insisted.
The rep added, "She was then in hair and makeup and began after lunch at 3. If there was a problem yesterday, I would have just said 'no comment,' however I can't ignore this because this is utter B.S. This is a classic example of people trying to bash Lindsay. She busted her ass yesterday and is back on set again today."
Another source said that despite what happened on Wednesday, "everyone on Glee is still rooting for Lindsay." The source continued, "We had made a few jokes at her expense earlier in the show, and we really do want her to be able to succeed."
During the Wednesday shooting, Lindsay was joined by Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Heather Morris who all wore a similar red dress. Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison were spotted on the set as well. The former donned a black outfit completed with a red tie, while the latter sported a blue shirt and carried a suit.