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James Deen Is Pretty Understanding Of Lindsay Lohan's On-Set Antics

Actor James Deen arrives at the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on November 13, 2012. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Earlier this year porn star James Deen said that he was totally stoked to be working with Lindsay Lohan despite everything that he read in the tabloids.Now that the New York Times has come out with its epic piece depicting Lohan's antics on the set of "The Canyons" and audio has been released of Lohan raging at Deen on the set, we were curious to hear how his views on her might have changed.

Deen spoke to The Daily Beast, and it turns out that he is surprisingly understanding about working with Lohan no matter how crazy it gets. He chalks it up to her "unique way of communicating" which sounds like a euphemism, but he manages to hit the nail on the head:

She’s a child star who’s been living in this fame world being chased by paparazzi. I tried to consider that in every interaction with her, so when she speaks, what could be construed as an insult by some was not necessarily intended to be an insult. It was just her communicating her interpretation of the scene.

He continues on:

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People treat actors like these fragile, delicate creatures, and you’ve got to remember that for the past 10 years, Lindsay could not go to Starbucks. She was raised in the Hollywood system, so she’s used to a certain level of treatment. Instead of saying, “Excuse me, could you please pass me the water?” She’s used to saying, “I need water,” and then someone just giving her water. She’s been conditioned to say what she needs and then someone will bring it to her, so I can see why people would consider her to be a train wreck or a bitch or whatever, but her intentions are fine.

Oh, and Deen doesn't want you to worry about him coming off as an awfully lonely guy with no friends on the set of "The Canyons" as he did in the NYT's piece: "...I just feel it’s unprofessional to invite your friends to 'the office.' If I’m working at McDonald’s, I don’t invite my friends over to watch me flip burgers."Related:
Lindsay Lohan Raged at Co-Star James Deen on Set of 'The Canyons'
Lindsay Lohan's Drama Queen Antics On The Set Of 'The Canyons'