Matt Damon in a recent interview was asked about Lindsay Lohan and her current legal troubles and dependency issues.
“I mean, look, she's very young, she's very talented; it's easy to look from the outside and say, Oh, you have this big opportunity.”
“It's really hard to know that when you're in the middle of it, and to see life from any other perspective other than your own – particularly when you're that young. She's obviously hit a chord with people, because people are so fascinated with her, so everybody's pulling for her, that's for sure.”
I think Matt also identifies with the situation because he and Ben did some crazy things when they first hit it big, but the internet, blogging, and the pap were not what they are today and it allowed them a sense of freedom they probably wouldn't have got away with now. That has been my point with Lindsay all along. She is 21 years old. How many 21 year olds do you know including yourself given the same set of money and fame and independence would have made perfect decisions and not ended up drunk driving or doing something you hoped no one would ever notice.