Doing self promotion is not the same thing as giving a damn about the show or the character. Again, drawing on some personal experience and having some superficial similarities to the character is NOT the same thing as "playing herself." An actor shouldn't be thinking, "how would I act in this situation," they're supposed to be thinking, "how would Lindsay act in this situation." Lindsay is supposed to be NOTHING like Anna in her background or experiences except that they are both married and have a child. By playing herself we get crappy scenes like the courtroom scenes in S3 where Lindsay was supposed to be crying because of the trauma of witnessing her friends being murdered when she was a teen when Anna was thinking of the joy she felt during the birth of her child to make the tears come. Simply playing yourself with a character who is supposed to be nothing like you is lazy at best and not giving a damn and having no talent at worst.