The Mean Girls star said she was “racially profiled for the first time in her life”
She explained how she had been “asked to remove her headscarf” by security staff at the airport as she queued for a flight to New York after travelling from Turkey.
Lohan said: “When I was flying to New York recently, I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and racially profiled for the first time in my life at Heathrow Airport.
“She opened my passport and saw ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and started immediately apologising but then said, ‘Please take off your head scarf’.”
The Parent Trap actress explained she removed the item and said: “It was ok.”
However, she then went on to share her sympathy with other woman who “don’t feel comfortable” removing their headscarves in public.
She added: “What scared me at that moment was, how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel…that was really interesting to me.
“I was in shock. It was jarring.”
When asked if the request “freaked her out a bit”, Lohan replied: “It did, I’m from New York, I was born and raised there so I was a little intimidated.”
During the interview, which was praised by fans on Twitter, Lohan said she had been studying Islam but did not confirm if she was planning to convert to the religion.
She told Susannah Reid: “Out of respect to certain countries that I go to, I feel more comfortable acting the same as the other women. That’s just a personal respect issue for me.”