Actress Lindsay Lohan attends a probation violation hearing at Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, California.

London - Lindsay Lohan struggles with boredom when she isn't working.

The 26-year-old actress stars in erotic thriller 'The Canyons', and during filming she was delighted to be back working on movies.

Talking to The Sunday Times Magazine, she said: "I needed time to figure out all the c**p in my life that I'd created for myself, essentially, and I kind of realised, 'What am I doing? I like doing this. I like being here. This makes me happy.'

"There was a line in the Elizabeth [Taylor] movie ['Liz & Dick' which stars Lindsay as the lead female] where she says, 'I'm so bored, I've never been taught what to do when I'm not working,' and I'm kind of figuring that out now."

Earlier in the shooting for 'The Canyons', the star had suggested she might travel to Africa once filming had finished, although by the end she was desperate to keep going with her film career.

She added: "I don't want to take a while off, I want to keep working. There's some other scripts, and I eventually want to direct, so maybe when I'm not filming I can be directing something, because I learned so much from the people that I worked with." - Bang Showbiz