December 12th, 2011
11:02 AM ET
Since photos from Lindsay Lohan's Playboy spread leaked to the Web on Friday, Playboy has also posted the January/February pictorial featuring the troubled starlet to its website ahead of the magazine hitting newsstands this week.
Lindsay poses in a red bunny-eared chair on the cover - which also leaked, ahead of the images, last week - and inside the mag does her best Marilyn Monroe impression as she poses nude in the 10-page photo spread.
"Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature," the actress, 25, tells Playboy. "I think Marilyn Monroe once said that."
To Lohan, being at ease with one's figure is paramount, especially in what she calls a "male-dominated world."
"Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence," she says. "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but this is mine."
The Playboy shoot arrives in the middle of a tumultuous time for the star, who's been in and out of court all year. The paparazzi, of course, captured every appearance in front of the judge.
“I have no idea why there is this fascination with everything I do," she tells Playboy of her media attention. "I suppose it is all part of this trend of people wanting to know every single detail of a celebrity’s life. I mean, once we get to the point where magazines are doing pictorials on my wardrobe to court, that’s just so unimportant.”
But it sounds like Lindsay's learned something from her numerous rounds of legal drama. She tells the magazine that "ultimately we are each responsible for ourselves and for our actions," and that in retrospect, she should've heeded the advice of others.
"Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more," she says. "My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. During the past five years, I’ve learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable.”
The January/February issue of Playboy will be available around December 16. Lohan's also scheduled to appear on "Ellen" Thursday.
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