by Lydia Harris on May 11, 2012 | Comments Off
In case you hadn’t heard by now, Lindsay Lohan has been given the greenlight to star in the Lifetime movie “Liz And Dick”. She’s set to portray Elizabeth Taylor in the flick and the Lifetime president says that the two are so alike that it’s “undeniable”. Is it really?
The network’s president Nancy Dubuc said, “I think the parallels between Liz Taylor’s story and Lindsay’s story are undeniable. The creation of the paparazzi really came from the beginnings of the relationship with Liz Taylor and Richard Burton and clearly Lindsay has had to endure her own challenges when it comes to that and the attentions that she garners. I think that this role will be a really interesting journey for her and hopefully one that the audience will embrace wholeheartedly.”
She also spoke about taking out extra insurance to support Lindsay after her legal troubles. She added, “There are logistics around her situation that we had to manage, but we did it in the spirit of trust and a partnership and we did it hand-in-hand. We stood by her every step of the way, and we will all the way to air.”
The flick’s producer Larry Thompson said, “Lindsay Lohan may be the most insured actress that ever walked on a soundstage for this movie. We’ve tried to anticipate a lot of things – we hope none of them happen.”