Lindsay Lohan called her 120-day jail sentence "shocking" and said it left her "kind of numb."
The 24-year-old Mean Girls star, speaking to Jay Leno Monday in a surprise Tonight Show appearance that will air Tuesday, was wildly cheered by the studio audience upon her arrival, and even received a standing ovation.
Leno asked Lohan, “At what point did you realize, ‘Oh my God, I could lose this, this could slip away from me?’”
“I think that when, you know, being young and being in the position I was in, you don’t really take the time to appreciate what you have and it’s all kind of a whirlwind, and people make decisions for you,” Lohan said. “But I’m not a kid anymore -- I’m 24, I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I recognize that. I’m in the clear now, and as long as I stay focused, I can achieve what I want to achieve.”
LiLo, sporting blonde hair and a satin black jumpsuit, talked candidly about her day in court -- and subsequent jailing -- last Friday. She also confirmed her role in the upcoming mob movie, Gotti: Three Generations, alongside John Travolta.
Broadway beauty Kristin Chenoweth was bumped to make room for Lohan.
Lohan on Friday was sentenced to 120 days in connection with a probation violation for taking a necklace from a Venice Beach jeweler. Her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley appealed the sentence, and LiLo was released on $75,000 bail a few hours later.