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OTRC: Lindsay Lohan talks past woes in Playboy: 'You only live once you have to learn from your mistakes'

Lindsay Lohan appears in a photo published in Playboy's January/February 2012 issue. (Playboy)

Lindsay Lohan's leaked nude pictures from her Playboy shoot is grabbing headlines but the actress might have given a more revealing look at herself in a candid interview for the magazine, discussing everything from her past woes, her sexuality and what it's like to be a paparazzi favorite.

The actress has been in trouble in recent years with rehab stints and legal issues. Earlier this year, Lohan was ordered to complete 480 hours of community service at a morgue after a judge ruled the actress violated her 2007 probation with a misdemeanor theft charge.

Lohan, 25, told Playboy that over the past five years she's learned "that ultimately we are each responsible for ourselves and for our actions."

"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 added. "My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way."

She also said, "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 actress, a former child star known for films such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls," is next scheduled to appear in court on December 14.

Lohan also opened up about her sexuality. She has previously been linked to actors like Wilmer Valderrama and Jared Leto, as well as director Brett Ratner. She has also dated deejay Samantha Ronson, the sister of music producer Mark Ronson.

"Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature. I think Marilyn Monroe once said that. I certainly agree with her," Lohan said. "Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence."

"It's a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman," she added. "Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is mine."

The actress also said that she doesn't quite get why she's become tabloid fodder. "I have no idea why there is this fascination with everything I do. I suppose it is all part of this trend of people wanting to know every single detail of a celebrity's life," she said. "I mean, once we get to the point where magazines are doing pictorials on my wardrobe to court, that's just so unimportant."

Her issue of Playboy, which includes a 10-page nude pictorial, was meant to be released in January but due to the leak, the hardcopy will be released early on December 16. It was made available online on December 11. The cover features the actress straddling a red Playboy bunny logo chair wearing nothing but black heels.

"Lindsay Lohan was the top search name on the Internet yesterday," Hefner continued. "Her issue goes on sale late next week. Hot. Hot. Hot."

The magazine had thousands of extra copies printed in anticipation of the high demand. Lohan was set to debut the cover and a photo from the nude shoot during an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" which was set to air on December 15th.

Lohan has not addressed the leaked photos herself and will not do any interviews to promote her Playboy appearance, aside from her scheduled appearance on "Ellen."

"Lindsay has agreed to do one media interview during the on-sale period of her issue, and has chosen 'Ellen,'" a Playboy spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on December 7. "The interview will air on Thursday, December 15. Lindsay will not be doing any additional interviews to promote her pictorial."

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