Dina Lohan, the mother of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, revealed she was so distraught that her daughter was sentenced by a judge Monday to 90 days in a locked rehab facilty, that she’s turned to watching A&E’s new series “Bates Motel,” a prequel to the classic film “Psycho,” in order to get much needed parenting advice.
TV critics who reviewed the pilot of “Bates Motel” which premiered to over 3 million viewers this week, claim they haven’t seen a more unsettling relationship between a mother and her child, since the E! reality series, “Living Lohan” starring Dina Lohan, which was cancelled in 2008.
“Originally I didn’t want to watch ‘Bates Motel’ because I already know how the story is going to end,” Dina Lohan told Hollywood & Swine. “Then again, that’s what people always say about the tragic life of Lindsay.”
Lindsay Lohan, who celebrated being sentenced for reckless driving and lying to the police, by visiting a nightclub Monday night, is also hoping “Bates Motel” helps Dina become a better mother.
“It’s hard for most people to understand being envious of Norman Bates,” Lindsay Lohan said. “But at least his mother didn’t manage his acting career into the gutter and go clubbing with him every night.”
Lindsay even auditioned for the role of a potential love interest for high school student Norman Bates in “Bates Motel,” but producers told the 26 year-old actress that her years of hard partying made her look way too old for them to cast. Producers instead decided to cast 39-year-old Vera Farmiga to play Norman’s mother and potential love interest in the extremely creepy series.