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How Lindsay Lohan Really Felt About Her First SNL Experience

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" is a live variety show that features a cast of comedians, new celebrity guest hosts every week, comedy sketches based on current events, and performances from the latest musical stars. Of these many facets, the celebrity guests often draw the greatest buzz, especially when their appearances coincide with their prominent public projects. Lindsay Lohan, for example, hosted her first episode of "SNL" on May 1, 2004, right after her hit film "Mean Girls" was released in theaters.

At the time, Lohan wasn't even 20 years old yet. Since then, she has remained in the spotlight, whether for her acting roles or thanks to the media's appetite for documenting her personal life. The "Parent Trap" star went on to host "SNL" three more times (via Hollywood Reporter) across the years and, in an interview with Vogue, Lohan reminisced about the experience while breaking down some of her most iconic outfits. Here's what she wanted the world to know about her first time hosting "Saturday Night Live."

Lindsay Lohan remembers her experience on SNL with incredible fondness

In her 2022 interview with Vogue, Lindsay Lohan declared, "It's always so nerve-wracking before you go to do SNL ... I was really nervous." Considering how many lists there are that describe — in gratuitous detail — all the faults of each "SNL" host, it's easy to imagine the young star approaching the gig with trepidation. Lohan continued to describe how she was terrified of getting in trouble for breaking character while filming a "Debbie Downer" sketch. When she did eventually start laughing, though, she revealed that the rest of the cast burst out laughing, too, which made her feel infinitely better.

"I feel like that was one of the best experiences, just, all together in everything I've ever done because I've never had so much fun just doing something," said Lohan. "It's just the best." She continued to fondly discuss the wonderfully infectious power of laughter, how she as an audience member loves seeing the cast break character, and how that first hosting experience mentally solidified her personal opinion of her own acting career. "When you're on SNL you're like, okay, I'm doing something right." Lohan appeared calm and collected during the interview. Who knows, it may well be that with her upcoming Netflix holiday romcom "Falling For Christmas," Lohan's on track to launch a new chapter of her career.