"It was very tastefully done," People mag quoted Dina as saying about the photos. "I respect the photographer as an artist, so I look at them artistically. For him to call Lindsay 46 years later and to say can you recreate these photos is an honour. I looked at it as art, and as Lindsay doing a character. So I don't look at them like it's Playboy; she was being a character. So if you look at it that way, you can look at it as a mother," she added.
Dina also added that had the photos been inappropriate, Lindsay's sister Ali would not have been allowed to visit the set. "Trust me. I wouldn't have sent my 14-year-old to the set [if the shoot was in bad taste]. And obviously Lindsay wouldn't do anything with her sister there, that was risque," Dina told People.
The mother of the 21-year-old actress also revealed that Lindsay views the shoot as an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. "Lindsay was very excited when she first got the phone call," said the 45-year-old mom. "Of course we talked about how they would be done. Lindsay said, 'Mommy, I'm never going to get this opportunity to do it again.' She was very thankful she was asked," Dina said.
Lohan, who is an ardent Monroe fan, was very determined to go ahead with the shoot."She's always loved Marilyn," Dina said. "For Christmas, my girlfriends even gave her a Marilyn cookie jar. I think there's a sadness that Lindsay feels for Marilyn. Lindsay really saw it as a gift back to someone," she added.