Lindsay Lohan Says She Was "So Self-Conscious" Wearing Low-Rise Pants For "Freaky Friday"

    "I was always nervous about what my stomach looked like, if it was flat enough, like that was my big thing on set."

    This post contains discussion of body image issues.

    Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis' Freaky Friday remake from 2003 was a generational touchstone.

    the two actors arguing in a scene

    During filming, Lindsay wore low-rise pants — which were all the rage back in the 2000s.

    lindsey's character with two friends wearing low-rise jeans

    Lindsay recently sat down with Allure and revealed that the fashion choice left her with mixed feelings while shooting the film.

    closeup of lindsey

    Lindsay, who was 16 at the time, said that she wore the pants because she "wanted to be cool."

    the three teens in a school hallway

    "At that age, you still want to play someone who's a little bit sexy," she reflected — but the pants left her feeling "so self-conscious" instead.

    lindsey's character screaming into a mirror

    "I was always nervous about what my stomach looked like, if it was flat enough — like, that was my big thing on set. I look back and I'm like, 'Why was I so hard on myself?'"

    closeup of lindsey in low-rise jeans

    Lindsay also revealed that her hairstyle for the film was inspired by the one and only 2000s pop-punk icon Avril Lavigne.

    lindsey and jamie lee curtis

    "Avril Lavigne was, like, everything," Lindsay said, while noting that it was "traumatizing" for the film's hairstylist, Tracey Cunningham, to add the streaks to her natural red hair color.

    jamie and lindsey with guitars on stage

    "Getting it back to normal was pretty tough, it just didn't feel the same right after."

    closeup of lindsey with red hair

    You can see everything Lindsay had to say here:

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