by Megan Lindsey on May 04, 2012 | Comments Off
We’re not sure who thought it was a good idea to have Lindsay Lohan portray Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s new movie, “Liz And Dick”, but we’re not buying it. It’s not a huge movie, there will be no red carpet rolled out and likely no big fuss will be made over Lindsay. She wants a comeback for her career and this is how she’s going about it?
We still believe that the casting people over at Lifetime could have put some effort into finding someone that resembles Liz to play her in the movie. Don’t you agree? Or do you believe that Lindsay possesses the acting chops to pull this off?
Elizabeth’s family doesn’t seem to care for the idea of a former rehabbed child star playing Liz in any movie. They are said to be furious over the casting decision — and we can’t really blame them for that, can we? Sure, Liz had her problems, but she was a legendary actress, not some self-entitled former (?) drug addict that falls out of nightclubs, steals jewelry and makes an idiot out of herself on a regular basis.
A family friend is speaking out about the casting decision, saying that Elizabeth’s family is none too pleased about Lindsay taking on the role — even if it is for some low budget Lifetime film. The pal said, “Liz’s sons, Michael and Chris Wilding, feel there are many other actresses who are far more qualified to play their famous mother. They think gorgeous and talented stars such as Cate Blanchett or Emily Blunt should have been short-listed for the role. Liz’s children feel their mom deserved better!”
The friend added, “Liz was not only a great movie star, but a great philanthropist, and it’s a slap in the face to her memory to have this errant party girl play her. She’d be screaming bloody murder over this whole fiasco!”