Published: 16:52 EST, 24 September 2014 | Updated: 19:42 EST, 24 September 2014
Her bad girl reputation may precede her.
But Lindsay Lohan looked ready to silence her critics when she stepped out for the opening night of her new play, Speed-The-Plow, at the Playhouse Theatre in London on Wednesday evening.
Holding onto a paperback copy of the play and clad in an emerald green trenchcoat, black trousers and flat shoes the 28-year-old kept a focused gaze as she confidently strutted in to kick off her West End stage debut.
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First night excitement! Lindsay Lohan cut a confident figure before taking to the stage for the opening of her new play Speed-The-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre in London on Wednesday evening
The actress kept her eyes covered in a pair of shades while she pursed her lips together showing off her suspiciously fuller pout.
Reviews on social media of Lilo's performance were mixed, with many taking to twitter to comment on the star apparently forgetting her lines.
'Lindsay Lohan needed line prompting 5 times, after the interval, but hiding behind 1st preview nerves is a great performance. #speedtheplow,' one user remarked on Twitter.
Luscious lips: The 28-year-old showed off a fuller-than-usual pout as she made her way into her West End debut
Lets do this! The flame-haired siren wore an emerald green trenchcoat, black trousers and flat shoes
Good luck! The actress took to the stage in a white dress while sipping red wine
Lindsay Lohan talks about her role in 'Speed the Plow' on GMB
'@lindsaylohan laughing every time she forgot her lines was amazing. #speedtheplow #TheLindsayLohanPlay,' added another.
But many punters were impressed with Lilo's acting chops. 'At the #speedtheplow intermission: @lindsaylohan looks beautiful and clearly belongs on the stage,' one mused.
Taking her final bow in a black suit and white shirt the Mean Girls star was gifted with a large bouquet of flowers to thank her for the hard work.
Bravo! At the end of the evening the Mean Girls star was gifted with a large bouquet of flowers for all her hard work
A job well done! Lindsay lapped up the roaring applause from the audience at the conclusion of the play
Life imitating art... The script lifts the lid on the underbelly of Hollywood and was penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet
Chic: Lindsay looked stylish in a black suit and white shirt combo while her red locks were worn out
Lindsay Lohan looks pretty on a night out in London (archive)
Lindsay has been based in London for the past few weeks preparing for the play, which lifts the lid on the underbelly of Hollywood's entertainment industry and was penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet.
Lilo's character Karen is a secretary to a Hollywood executive who tries to manipulate her way to success. The show also stars actors Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the flame-haired siren admitted she was initially overwhelmed by her role of Karen, who was also portrayed by chart-topper Madonna in 1988, according to the publication.
'You know, when you think about it, I was doing other things before this, and I was travelling, and I come back and I'm looking at this thing and I'm like: "Oh f***." The whole of Act Two, I just speak throughout the whole thing.'
She added: 'It feels really cool. It feels really good. It does. It's… terrifying, at times. Because in the beginning I, like, panicked. I was like: Oh my f***, I can't say all this s***.'
Entertaining plot: Lilo's character Karen is a secretary to a Hollywood executive who tries to manipulate her way to success
For me? Lindsay looked taken aback when an assistant ran up to hand her the beautiful blooms
Jitters: According to some audience members on Twitter, the star forgot a few of her lines
A new chapter: 'I'm hoping it'll take away attention from me as a celebrity name and draw attention to the fact that I'm an actress,' Lindsay told Time Out
Knuckling down: 'I'm at a point when I want a diligent routine and I really want to get back into work'
This week Lindsay posed for Time Out magazine in a Union Jack coat and confessed she was eager to prove she could pull off the role and change the public's perception of her.
'I'm at a point when I want a diligent routine and I really want to get back into work. And I wanted to do something different: people have certain perceptions of me and I wanted to change them by doing something like a Mamet play,' she told Time Out.
Adding: 'I'm hoping it'll take away attention from me as a celebrity name and draw attention to the fact that I'm an actress.'
Speaking to MailOnline at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards at London's Royal Opera House earlier this month, she said: 'Being here in London is all about me this time.'
'Yeah English guys are cute, but it's not about the boys. It's about getting away from New York and Los Angeles and starting afresh, which is all very exciting for me.'
Working over time! On Wednesday morning the actress and her co-star Nigel Lindsay appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the play
Reputation overhaul: 'I wanted to do something different: people have certain perceptions of me and I wanted to change them by doing something like a Mamet play'
Don't miss it: Speed-The-Plow runs until November 29 at the West End's iconic Playhouse Theatre
Cover girl: Lindsay Lohan showed off a bit of cleavage in an unbuttoned blazer as she posed for the cover of Time Out London
Rehearsals: The actress has relocated to London for the role. 'Being here in London is all about me this time,' she told MailOnline
Big shoes to fill: In 1988 Linday's character Karen was also portrayed by chart-topper Madonna