The unthinkable has happened today: Lindsay Lohan got an acting job in something that people might actually see. According to Variety, Lindsay has joined the second season of the British comedy series Sick Note. The show, whose first season premieres on Sky in the fall, stars Rupert Grint as an insurance rep who is misdiagnosed with a terminal illness and decides to hide the misdiagnosis from everyone.
Lindsay will play Katerina West, the daughter of Rupert’s boss (who is played by Don Johnson) on the second season, which has already started shooting. Lindsay Instagrammed a picture of her on set in half-assed Dana Scully cosplay with Rupert (who looks like he’s wondering how Lindsay snuck onto the set) and Sick Note co-star Nick Frost.
The head of comedy for Sky tells Variety they’re “delighted” to confirm that Lindsay has joined the cast. No word on whether or not Lindsay will do her British Parent Trap accent for the role. Hopefully there’s an accent wrangler on set who will make sure she doesn’t accidentally slip into her the weird Euro-ish accent she’s been known to speak in.
So there you have it: someone has employed Lindsay Lohan. In the words of RuPaul, good luck and don’t fuck it up. Or just try not to fuck it up too much, okay? And when you get paid, don’t be surprised when they don’t give you an envelope full of small foreign bills. I know it’s been a while, but mainstream gigs still use checks and direct deposit.