February 19, 2004 |
"She's a free spirit. An elf. A pixie. Ariel from 'The Tempest.' " So says Jerry Leider, producer with Robert Shapiro of "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," which opens Friday. The Disney movie stars Lindsay Lohan, of "Freaky Friday" fame. But Leider's not referring to the young actress. He's waxing rhapsodic about director Sara Sugarman. Shapiro chimes in: "She has a great cinematic eye; she's very inventive. And at times she can make Robin Williams appear comatose."