February 29th, 2012
12:31 PM ET
Even through her legal ups and downs, we knew Lindsay Lohan had a sense of humor - if only because of how often "Mean Girls" is on TV.
And in a promo for her fourth "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, which will air on Saturday, Lohan shows she's still got a handle on comedic timing - even when she's making fun of herself.
Paired with Kenan Thompson, she jokes that it does feel good to be back in the spotlight, as "people are probably wondering what I've been up to."
Kenan replies that he, for one, would've liked to know more details about her personal life. "It's unfortunate that everyone's paid so little attention to you over the past few years," he says without breaking a smile.
"I know, if only magazines and websites could've documented my activities more closely...America could've used more information about me, and maybe even a picture or two." Insert knowing look there.
Thankfully, Matt Lauer is here to help with Lohan's reintroduction. The 25-year-old will sit down with the "Today" anchor for an interview Thursday, and a clip of their chat shows Lohan saying she's changed her partying ways.
"I'm clean and sober now," Lohan says, adding, it's been "for awhile. It's been a long time."
The actress continues that she's seen how substance abuse can dampen one's talent. "It's a really sad factor that can come into play in people's lives sometimes if you don't recognize it. And a lot of people don't like to, and I think I did that for a long time. I think I was scared and didn't want to admit it to myself, let alone anyone else."
These days, though, Lohan says her past temptations no longer hold her interest.
"I could [go to parties], but that's not my thing anymore," she tells Lauer. "I went out a few months ago with a friend, and I felt so uncomfortable. Not because I was tempted, just because it was the same thing it always was before, and it just wasn't fun for me. I've become more of a homebody and I like that."
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