According to the producer of Lindsay Lohan’s Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick”, the famed actress faced some “serious challenges.”
The movie’s executive producer Larry Thompson said, “Producing a movie with Lindsay is not for the faint of heart. We had serious challenges to deal with due to her probation and her history. Therefore we had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of ‘what if’ clauses. There never was a ‘what if she can act’ clause. It was about, ‘What if there is a car accident? What if there is a violation of her probation and she’s incarcerated?’ Those ‘what ifs’ were plenty. She might be the most insured actress who ever walked on a soundstage. We tried to insure ourselves against things that could and, in fact, did happen.”
He had nothing but good things to say about her performance, however. He said, “Overall, my gosh, relative to the performance we got and the movie we were able to make because of her, the pain was worth the pleasure. And the audience is going to benefit from the risk we took and the reward that was gained.”
Lindsay also talked of her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie. She said, “I fought to get the role in Liz and Dick because I related to her so much because of her position in the public eye and the media obsession with her, and the ups and downs in her relationships and life. And that’s aside from her love for diamonds!”
She added, “I love acting and that’s what I started out doing and it’s unfortunate that people began to know me as a celebrity rather than an actress. I can only hope to gain respect back through my work. I’ve drawn from experiences and from things I’ve seen and grown up with and I don’t want to go back.”
Are you going to watch “Liz & Dick” when it’s on the Lifetime Channel this month?