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Lohan's Machete performance praised

Robert Rodriguez praised Lindsay Lohan's performance in Machete
Robert Rodriguez praised Lindsay Lohan's performance in Machete

Lindsay Lohan was nowhere to be seen at the screening of her new movie despite being fresh out of rehab - but the film's director was quick to praise the star.

Robert Rodriguez said he instinctively knew Li-Lo would be great in Machete.

"She was awesome - you go by your instinct for somebody that might be right for a part, and she's so great in the movie," the director said at the screening in Downtown, Los Angeles.

The film is based on a fake trailer Rodriguez directed for his 2007 movie Grindhouse. At one stage, the movie sees the young actress don a nun outfit while toting a machine gun.

"She has a great character, a great twist and a great arc and it'll really surprise people," Robert teased.

The film's leading man, tough guy character actor Danny Trejo, insisted Li-Lo was great to work with.

"On the set she was a pro," he revealed. "She's got a personal life, we all have one, the only problem is with her personal life there's a camera on her all the time."

He added: "We've talked and she's going to be alright. She's got out of rehab, she's going to be fine."

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