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Lindsay Lohan: Elizabeth Taylor Role Confirmed!

Lindsay Lohan: Elizabeth Taylor Role Confirmed!

It’s official – Lindsay Lohan will be portraying the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s original movie Liz & Dick, the network has announced.

“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role,” the 25-year-old actress said in a statement.

The project takes a look at the true story of Elizabeth and actor Richard Burton, who, “despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see … shared an undeniable love greater than most people could have ever dreamed.”

“We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor. She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon,” said Lifetime’s Executive Vice President, Programming, Rob Sharenow.

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# 1

Oh dear oh dear… unfair to Elizabeth.

# 2

i’m not sure about casting Lindsay as Elizabeth. however, i’m willing to wait to see the film before judging.

# 3

She’s not an actress anymore. This casting is an atrocity. Give the part to an unknown actress who works hard at learning her craft rather than Lohan, she will bring nothing to the project.

# 4

HUH? WHAT? Really? -_-

# 5

why did this movie get so much hype? It’s a LIFETIME movie. people are so excited for Lindsay like she’s making a comeback with an oscar-worthy movie.

# 6

Effing disgrace! What an insult to Elizabeth!

# 7

Just remember its for a LIFETIME movie not a big hollywood movie :P

# 8

wish emmy rossum will play as liz!

# 9

the only right choice about this movie is that it involves the name ”****” . what is wrong with them,lindsay lohan is not the right choice to enact gorgeous elizabeth taylor!!

That awful, grinding sound you hear is Ms Taylor spinning in her grave.

@ck:
“That awful, grinding sound you hear is Ms Taylor spinning in her grave.”
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For real!
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Good GOD what has happened with Hollywood?? There are no words to explain how dumb and stupid this is. None.
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You get a awful actor to play one of the best? Eh?
~K

PS, Is this the ONLY photo this site could find of this most beautiful and stunning woman icon of the industry, really?

I guess she will be playing the 40 something Taylor.LOL!

No way, Elizabeth must be rolling in her grave.

stephanie @ 04/23/2012 at 2:44 pm

wait, WHAT?!!! you’ve gotta be kidding me! Elizabeth Taylor one of the greatest and most beautiful woman in Hollywood performed by a talentless junky *****??? what’s wrong with the world?

Queen Elisabeth @ 04/23/2012 at 2:50 pm

that will be the closest she gets to being an oscar winner

But it is a good all Schauspielerin………whatever.
When I see some actress? … Creepy

Huntington @ 04/23/2012 at 2:58 pm

Good. They look about the same age!

#1. They were both addicted to pills and booze and went into rehab. #2. They both did all sorts of outrageous things in their time and got tons of publicity. #3. Liz would probably just laugh in a good-natured manner and tell Lindsay to Go For IT!! (Liz was always for the underdog and willing to give someone a chance. A heart of Pure Gold!)

Great! So we have someone to play Liz in her 70s!
Now who will play young Elizabeth Taylor?

Going to wait and see it before judging, though this may take a while to be released…if ever.

Still think Megan Fox would’ve been a better choice.

RedWeatherTiger @ 04/23/2012 at 4:06 pm

This Sharenow guy must be sharing coke and sexie times with Lindsay now…and she must have all the ****** photos. Cannot imagine any other way someone would make such an epically poor casting decision.

Gossipgirl @ 04/23/2012 at 4:15 pm

Busted foolishness and defiling Liz’s legacy, here we come! God!

Seriously this is ridiculous. Elizabeth Taylor was so beautiful and a legend. One of the best! And out of all people.. Lindsay Lohan is going to play her????… o.O

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