Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has something in common with trainwreck Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen. Both men have publicly offered advice to troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, who, among many other things, was recently in court on jewelry theft charges.
During a Tuesday appearance on Talk Radio Network’s America’s Morning News, Brown was asked about his adolescent shoplifting tendencies and whether he had any words of wisdom for Lohan.
“It’s funny you mention that,” Brown said, according to Politico. “I think about her a lot. And I often say, you know what, I wish I could have, like, 10 minutes with her and just sit her down and talk to her and say… you know, ‘cuz who doesn’t remember her in The Parent Trap, this incredible movie, this bright young actress with this bright young life? And now all of the things you read about her, you feel badly. You just want to kinda go out and just talk to her and say, you know, ‘You can do better and be better.’”
Brown said he hopes Lohan gets help from people close to her, adding that he would advise the Mean Girls star much as he would his own daughter.
“So, I would hope that she would start to get some real guidance from some people that care about her and [are] not looking for headlines or purse strings attached,” Brown said. “I kinda look at her like, almost, I would say the same thing to my daughter. So, I guess it reflects my age.”
Sheen, who started rehab at the end of January and whose partying habits are well known in the public eye, said last week that Lohan could use more impulse control.
“Um… work on your impulse control,” Sheen advised Lohan during a Feb. 16 airing of the Dan Patrick Show. “Just try to think things through a little bit before you do them.”