Lindsay Lohan: Keep me on set, it's safer that way
November 16th, 2012
04:28 PM ET

Lindsay Lohan: Keep me on set, it's safer that way

Lindsay Lohan worked hard to get the part of Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's TV movie "Liz & Dick," and she's hoping that it'll pay off when it premieres on the network November 25.

She told "Good Morning America" Friday that she got the part by "harassing [producer] Larry Thompson."

"I had seen that they were going to be making the movie, and I got the producer's number," she said. "I didn't even care if my agents were going to do it or not, I just did it myself too."

Her persistence undoubtedly helped, but we think her uncanny ability to transform into Liz Taylor (you have seen the promo pics, right?) helped as well.

For Lohan, the thought of taking on such an icon was made a bit easier when she thought about how well she related to Taylor.

"It's really nerve-wracking to play someone that's such an incredible force, and a wonderful woman, so I was kind of nervous to see what people would think of it," Lohan said. "You can never actually be a clone of the person, so you have to bring some of yourself into it. I was lucky enough, because I do relate to Elizabeth Taylor in a lot of ways."

For example, Lohan said, there was a time when she doubted that acting was for her.

"Just as Elizabeth Taylor did, there was a time when I was just doing so much work constantly, and I kind of had that moment, where I was like, 'do I really love doing this?' for a minute. And stepping back, and seeing other people do other movies, and then kind of noticing, wait, that's what I love to do. I need to get in the right head-space and focus on being on set. That's what makes me happiest," she said.

And, according to the embattled star, it' s also the smartest place for her to be.

"I'm reading scripts every day. I just want to keep calling my agents. I'm like, 'Just keep me on set. It's safer that way,'" she said.

Perhaps it was the scripts that have kept her away from hearing the news about her dad, who reportedly has a 17-year-old daughter, giving Lohan a half-sister. But when the news was brought up, Lohan said she "hadn't heard."

Steering the conversation back to her career, the star reiterated that she wanted to focus on the positive. With "Liz & Dick," she hopes her "love for acting shows through a lot, and people really see that. I hope they enjoy the portrayal, I did the best that I could. And I hope Elizabeth's happy, watching from up, over above."

"I'm in a great place," she added. "I just want to move forward, keep working. ... And just be happy."


Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan

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  1. ST

    She looks like a corpse in this photo. I am so tired of hearing about LL. She's like a cat, 9 lives.. or 20 lives, according to court appearances. She's disgusting and disgraceful. Go take care of yourself, LiLo, and quit trying to pretend that you are an actress. Your acting days are over.

    January 31, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Taylor Boutique

    I like the video you shared..It is worth watching.Well stepping back, and seeing other people do other movies, and then kind of noticing, wait, that's what I love to do.

    January 5, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. DONNA

    Lindsey is a lost cause. I mean, if you can't control yourself off set, what good are you? The reviews of this movie for EXTREMELY BAD! I have to admit I'm kind of happy it bombed. Why should she be rewarded for bad behavior? There are people in this world who would give up everything to have the opportunities she's tossed in the garbage because she wants to be an alcoholic and drug addict. Go away Lindsey, you look like you stink!

    December 11, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ruth A Mayer-Farella

    Hello ! I am feel sorry for Lindsay Lohan. She is so beautiful woman. She work on the film too hard. Keep it up the good movies. I will talk to Jesus Christ (God) and pray for you. May God Bless Her. Take care, I love you, and "smile". Xo xo xo xo.

    November 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stop... let's all get back to blogging

    animals are eating and now i'm back...let's have the usual blogging and please calm down because i
    miss boo.

    November 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chris

    I hope she gets sentenced for life. she is clear and consistent danger to the society.

    November 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fredisdead

    this is the biggest train wreck of a family

    November 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cindy

    Just saw a video of her mom. Now I know where she gets her big knockers from ( o )( o )

    November 19, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. lindsey doe have a bit

    of a train wreck family doesn't she.

    November 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. wow all caps lets concentrate on this one.

    :)

    November 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. HANNAH

    I SAW A REPORT WHERE LINDSAY SAID THAT SHE WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH HER HALF SISTER OR HER FATHER. FOR STARTERS IF YOU WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR DAD STOP CALLING HIM WHEN YOU AND YOUR COKED UP MOTHER HAVE A FIGHT DON'T CALL HIM AT ALL. AS FOR THE SISTER IF I WAS HER I WOULD NOT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF YOU. SHE SEEMS TO HAVE HER HEAD SCREWED ON STRAIGHT AND IF I WAS HER MOTHER I WOULD KEEP HER AWAY FROM ALL OF YOU UNLESS I WANTED HER TO BECOME A TRAIN WRECK AS WELL.DINA IS THE WORST EXCUSE FOR A MOTHER I HAVE EVER SEEN YOU DO NOT PARTY GET DRUNK AND DO DRUGS WITH YOUR CHILD YOU KEEP THEM CLEAN OF THAT CRAP.SHE IS A MESS AND NEEDS REHAB. LINDSAY I THINK COULD KEEP HERSELF TOGETHER IF SHE STAYED AWAY FROM ALL NEGATIVITY IN HER LIFE AND THAT INCLUDES FAMILY UNTIL THEY GET HEALTHY AND CLEAN THEIR LIVES UP. GOD BLESS THEM ALL ESPECIALLY THE HALF SISTER. SHE MAY THINK IT IS COOL TO HAVE WHAT USED TO BE A FAMOUS SISTER. BUT SHE NEEDS TO DO WHAT IS BETTER FOR HERSELF AND FORGET THAT SHE IS PART OF THAT FAMILY. BUT IF I WAS HER MOTHER MICHEAL WOULD BE PAYING BACK CHILD SUPPORT OR SEND HIS BUTT TO JAIL.

    November 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I'd respect him more if he dated lindsey lohan...

    she's be a step up for him...truth...

    November 18, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. SMU

    "Keep me on set"? How about making yourself employable? Society does not owe you. We pay for your court cases and confinement.

    November 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LipsAreFakeYo

    BJLips are awesome on Redheads

    November 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jujubeans

      Gives me a woody!

      November 19, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • @jujubeans

      I see the old horndog is back! Between you & Sokman, don't know who is the worst! I like you better, though.

      November 19, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. check the other systems...

    let me know blogging differences. thanks

    November 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. remember guys

    its just a fat pig–i'm going running and i would go with him tomorrow

    November 17, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. Curious minds want to know

    we all want to know....how do your remain married to this fat pig.

    November 17, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  18. ftpg n (s)

    we love lindsey lohan and hope she does well in this movie.

    November 17, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  19. bagladyboutique

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

    November 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lindsey's billboards are all over the US

    promoting this movie. everyone is waiting to see how it goes. i said this before the ratings will go well and she will be nominated for a peoples choice award and possibly a grammy... i know she has alot of dysfunction in her life yet i always thought she was a decent actress. lets hope she holds her life together.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Hackers go to prison.

    -

    November 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. i feel compassion for the alien...

    :)

    November 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. talk about 12 years old

    have you read some of this garbage lately

    November 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. was the popcorn meeting

    a yes or a no–gonna pee in my pants..

    November 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Clyde Frog

    I thought she would be in prison by now.

    November 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Supreme Commander

    I detect an alien life presence in the above photo. Please exercise caution when viewing.

    November 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  27. TWITTERNZ T

    U R AT A POINT N UR LIFE WHERE THE WORLD OF "LOHAN" IS BN LAYD AT UR FEET UR PARENTS R A WRECK U R N SHAMBLES!!! U R THE LOHANIST OF THEM ALL UR BROTHERZ N SISTERZ NEED U TO B STRONG!!! IF U CAN NOT RELY ON UR PARENTS HOW CAN THEY???THIS IS NOT UR LIFE IM TALKN ABOUT IM TALKN TO U AS A WIFE!!!! CAN U COOK???

    November 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Elaine

    Are you Ruth's son? I know your mom. We went to school together. She is a super nice lady.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. big richard

    She has that come hither look and that's what I'd like to do. Come all over her hithers.

    November 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |

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