If you watched Lindsay Lohan’s portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in “Liz & Dick”, you were among the 3.5 million viewers who tuned in to see her bash the late screen legend’s memory. If you’ve watched the TV movie just to turn it off or turn it into a giant GIF fest, then congratulations, you have a pulse. The movie was panned by critics before and after it aired, but there was one person who genuinely enjoyed the butchering of a legend — Lady Gaga.
Gaga and Lindsay are BFFs now, you know. They have spent the night together at the Marmont and Lindsay even convinced Gaga to get her lips injected. So of course Gaga is going to throw her support at Lindsay — just as much as Lindsay-as-Liz threw vodka bottles at a wall — one after another.
Lady Gaga’s tweet for Lindsay:
What did you think of Lindsay’s portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor? Did you tune into the movie? If so, was it what you were expecting? Did you think Lindsay would lose her faux British accent so much during the movie? Did she do the best she could with what she had, script-wise? Hit the comments below and give us your thoughts on the TV movie…. Masterpiece or monstrous failure?
“Liz & Dick” producer Larry Thompson opens up about casting Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie about her relationship with Richard Burton (played by Grant Bowler).
The movie airs tonight on the Lifetime channel and it’s reported “unintentional hilarity” is supposed to pay homage to the first superstar couple who has attracted the unwanted attention of the paparazzi.
In a new interview with “Entertainment Weekly”, the TV movie’s producer Larry Thompson spoke about casting Lindsay as Elizabeth, working on the movie and Grant Bowler.
With regard to casting Grant as Richard Burton, he said, “It wasn’t until I had Grant that I slept. It wasn’t until I saw Grant Bowler and Lindsay meet in that room and I saw the chemistry that I knew I could make Liz and Dick live again.”
With regard to Lindsay’s relation to Elizabeth, he said, “It was in the ethereal soundstage in black that she most related to Elizabeth Taylor. It was when they’re speaking to the camera and breaking the fourth wall. Liz and Dick were the first Brangelina, the most famous hunted couple in the world, the first paparazzi couple that’s given birth to the celebrity-crazed world that we now live in. That’s what fame’s about. Fame is the accumulation of all the good, bad, true, untrue, flattering, and non-flattering things said and written about someone when you become iconic. We respect Liz and Dick so much that we wanted to give them the last word, meaning that fourth-wall interview of them speaking to camera [throughout the film] is the two of them speaking from the grave.”
When asked about the decision to cast Lindsay, he added, “I want the best for Lindsay Lohan and anybody who ever hires her. But they have to know that making a movie with Lindsay Lohan is like jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet with a bolt of white nylon, a string and a sewing machine. You’re building a parachute as fast as you can.”
That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement, you think?
Lindsay Lohan is getting lambasted by critics for her Lifetime movie role as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie biopic “Liz & Dick”. She has already said that she wanted the role so badly that she would’ve done it for free, despite her agent’s obvious interjection. Still, Lindsay is being blasted by critics for the trainwreck that we knew this movie was going to be.
Reviews for the Lifetime movie are already trickling in and they are not looking good for Lindsay. This was being touted by some as Lindsay’s comeback role, despite being laden with a car accident, a collapse and stories of how she allegedly trashed Liz’s old trailer. That does provide a good amount of publicity for the movie project, but it did not guarantee that her performance was on par.
A critic for “The Hollywood Reporter” Tim Goodman called her performance a “bad idea in the dramatic sense”, but said that people should still watch the movie for some of its comedic qualities. Another critic, David Hinckley of the “New York Daily News” said it was not a great performance, adding that “the movie’s big problem is that Lohan is no Liz Taylor.”
The movie is set to air on Lifetime on November 25th. Will you be tuning in for the Lohan drama?
Lindsay Lohan has probably convinced herself so much that she is the living, breathing reincarnation of Elizabeth Taylor because it has now been revealed that she offered to do the role for free. Can you believe that? Is that being secure in your acting talent, stupid or just hard up for acting jobs?
The movie “Liz & Dick” will make its premiere on the Lifetime Channel later on this month, but in order to win the part it was said that Lindsay would have forgone her salary. On Wednesday, Lindsay was part of a question and answer period at the Los Angeles screening of the movie when she talked of her dedication to the role and doing it justice.
She said, “I didn’t get the project at first. I started calling and harassing agents…because I felt people were hesitant [to cast me], which I understood. I actually said, ‘I’ll just do it for free’. My agent was like, ‘No, no, no, don’t say that.’”
We still have to wonder how much she got paid to desecrate the memory of the late, great legend Elizabeth Taylor. Lindsay actually had/has people convincing her that she actually resembles Liz — and she doesn’t at all. It’s sad, really, don’t you think?
In case you were wondering how Lindsay Lohan has completely destroyed the memory of legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, wonder no more. We’ve got our grubby little hands on the official trailer for the Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick”.
It’s an obvious trainwreck and we think that Lifetime would have better served Elizabeth’s gigantic fan base by using an actress that actually resembled her in some small capacity. For publicity’s sake, we’re guessing, they decided to go with Lindsay.
Watch the trailer and let us know what you were expecting from it in the comments. If you were expecting an epic catastrophe aside from the Lindsay as older Liz then you are in for a treat…a catastrophic treat. Enjoy.