Lindsay Lohan Destroys a Car
The news out of Lindsay's world wasn't so great at the time – but I was not looking to exploit her private life or do anything tabloid-y. I wanted to make sure that we treated her like we would any other celebrity. She was filming her reality series on OWN [Lindsay], and we let them film us filming the segment. It was very meta and odd, but we said, "As long as you don't get in our way, it's fine." And they didn't, for the most part.
How I Met Your Mother was ending at the time, and for some reason I thought it would be random and funny for Lindsay Lohan to be really upset about that. So we decked out a car with pictures of the How I Met Your Mother cast, and Lindsay and I destroyed the car as a way for us to unleash our anger that the show was ending too soon ... even though it had been on for nine seasons. I remember it being very physically difficult. It took some strength. I was worried whether she'd be able to do it, but she actually had an easy time with it.
I did start bleeding — some of the glass got onto my hands. And I was like, "Wow, we had Lindsay Lohan on the show, and I started bleeding? Who knew?" [Laughs] I'm kidding. She was a good sport. We do depend on the celebrities to allow me to have my way with them creatively. It really wouldn't work if they weren't willing to.