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."
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.
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.
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!
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.
animals are eating and now i'm back...let's have the usual blogging and please calm down because i
I hope she gets sentenced for life. she is clear and consistent danger to the society.
this is the biggest train wreck of a family
Just saw a video of her mom. Now I know where she gets her big knockers from ( o )( o )
Both are silicon.
of a train wreck family doesn't she.
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.
she's be a step up for him...truth...
"Keep me on set"? How about making yourself employable? Society does not owe you. We pay for your court cases and confinement.
I assume her "keep me on set" referred to producers.
BJLips are awesome on Redheads
Gives me a woody!
I see the old horndog is back! Between you & Sokman, don't know who is the worst! I like you better, though.
let me know blogging differences. thanks
its just a fat pig–i'm going running and i would go with him tomorrow
we all want to know....how do your remain married to this fat pig.
we love lindsey lohan and hope she does well in this movie.
Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.
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.
have you read some of this garbage lately
a yes or a no–gonna pee in my pants..
I thought she would be in prison by now.
I detect an alien life presence in the above photo. Please exercise caution when viewing.
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???
Do not feel compassion for the alien.
who is this
Are you Ruth's son? I know your mom. We went to school together. She is a super nice lady.
She has that come hither look and that's what I'd like to do. Come all over her hithers.
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