Deen, 26, who has made more than 4,000 adult films, was horrified by the behaviour of Lohan in his first mainstream film, reported Sun online.
"There were days when she would scream and yell and cry and refuse to come out. In porn I am used to working with professionals who are courteous to others. But Lindsay was like a child lashing out," he said.
'Mean Girls' star Lohan, 26, is attempting to resurrect her career after a series of scandals and a stint in jail for drink-driving.
She agreed to appear in 'The Canyons', a film about a group of sexually charged youngsters in Los Angeles, for just 60 pounds a day.
She also agreed to strip for the thriller's numerous sex scenes. But when it came to filming one graphic encounter, James said Lohan fell apart.
"As an adult film star I felt totally at home. I had worked with the other actress countless times and because we were relaxed Lindsay became unnerved. She started to get more and more freaked out," Deen said.