Lindsay Lohan in early talks to play Liz Taylor?
January 10th, 2012
10:25 AM ET

Lindsay Lohan in early talks to play Liz Taylor?

Perhaps instead of posing in a Marilyn Monroe-inspired shoot for Playboy, Lindsay Lohan should've been working on her Elizabeth Taylor portrayal.

Reports are circulating that the embattled actress may have the opportunity to play the Hollywood legend on TV.

Deadline has heard that Lohan, 25, is in "early talks" to play Dame Taylor in a Lifetime original movie called "Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story."

The TV film will follow the epic, highly publicized romance between Taylor and actor Richard Burton, and would be written by "Temple Grandin" scribe Christopher Monger.

Lindsay's rep, however, is staying quiet on the reports. He tells CNN in a statement, "We're not commenting on hearsay or comments made by unnamed sources.”

What do you think - can you picture Lindsay as Elizabeth Taylor?

Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan • television

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  1. iceandsnow3

    Tracie............KEEP IT CLASSY!

    January 18, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Clete

    If she is going to play Elizabeth Taylor then the question comes up. One of Elizabeth Taylor's first roles was in the movie "National Velvet." Who is going to play the horse?

    January 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. invisicritic

    Let's see, she doesn't resemble Ms. Taylor in build or coloring (not that that matters...) nor has she developed the subtle technique of portraying a second-rate actress who was also first-rate star and human being. (that probably doesn't matter either, right?) . It could be argued that Ms. Lohan could draw on her own experiences with substance abuse to understand some of Miss Taylor's problems but that would mean Ms. Lohan would have to admit she's developed real substance abuse problems so that's not likely either. Tell me again: why would she be right for this role?

    January 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. derp

    Doesn't anybody realize that SHE is the one leaking these rumors. She's always rumored to be playing someone big – marilyn, liz, jackie O...but she never does.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dee

    What a bunch of haters!!! Get over it. Lindsay's only problem is lack of adult supervision which turned into being advised by vultures. She is the typical young woman who went astray and her parents actually profited from her misfortunes. She needs guidance and not people who want to take advantage. Who out there would want EVERY mistake they ever made being publicized. I say give her a chance to redeem herself. It's too early to toss her talent away. Yes she can act!

    January 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mia in California

    Lindsey is a good actress, I think she could pull this off. I'm all for second chances, third, fourth, fifth ect.........

    January 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MagicBus101

    It's bad enough that she is thinking of playing Liz Taylor, but nobody wants to hear stupid unrelated crap too.

    January 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ig

    What a joke. No beauty, no charisma, no talent.

    January 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SKY


    January 11, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. M

    no way...your talking about 2 completely different types...liz was as stunning starlet and lindsey? no comment.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. Meg

    Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor would be an insult. Taylor was beautiful, classy and talented. Lohan is none of these things.

    January 11, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. JANICE


    January 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mikrik13

    LMAO!!!! This has to be some kind of joke. No freakin' way!

    January 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ROC

    This would be disrespectful to Liz Taylor. There is no way that Liz Taylor would puff up her lips or fill in her face with Botox. At Lohan's age Liz was a picture of perfection. Flawless. All you would see on the screen is a puffy ex actress who has no control of herself or her life.. Albeit she was a terrific actress at one point. For whatever crazy reason many of these young actresses have chosen to ruin their features – faces of stone. With HD TV you can see every puffy lip and featureless face.The only way to stop it is not to attend any of their movies.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. fernace

    Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in a biopic!? Morbidly curious! As much as I'd like to see this embattled "C-leb" get her shyte together, this has to be the most stupid suggestion to date, in her career! Aside from her "writing" a book! Pick a part, any part, but leave La Liz out of it! This part calls for some1 who looks like her & has some class & integrity! Mila Kunis would be perfect or Megan Fox! In the 90's Sherilynn Fenn played Liz in a movie & did a very believable depiction! That's the caliber of actress needed!!

    January 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Anomic Office Drone

    Shouldn't they at least hire a good actress to play a great actress?

    January 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sly Sadie

    Liz Taylor was always a timeless beauty, who also was a very charitable women. For Lindsay Lohan to portray her, being the fine upstanding classless person that she is, is nothing but an insult to Liz.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Ray

    Oh! It's a Lifetime Movie of a week. That figures.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Ringo

    Wow,you people are vicious;get a grip why don'tya!!1st,it's never good to speak ill of the dead,you heathens!2nd,while I'm no fan of Lindsay Lohan,to a certain degree I can't help but think she's gotten a bit of a raw deal of late.I mean,sure she's somewhat of a funky mess,but still...let's all give the girl a break,O.K.? This is the only life she knows,and this being the Land of Second long as somebody is willing to pay her for whatever it is she does,well,there it is.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. SmarterthanU

    If it's 'made for tv' – sure.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  21. chaz

    Paris u a lezbo? Why else would u have seen it? Want to get together?

    January 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Billy Bob

    She should be in early talks to play a crack wh0re who's found dead with an IV in her arm and a boatload of kum dripping out of her....

    January 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      Well, she's already starred in that role, but in her real life. All except for the dead part.
      Give it time.

      January 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  23. jujubeans

    maybe this time she'll show bush.

    January 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Truth

    I didn't know Elizabeth Taylor was a crack wh0re.

    January 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Timme62

    What an insult to Ms. Taylor....

    January 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  26. LoJenk

    January 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  27. JL

    I am okay with this. I read that Lindsay will be playing Liz between the ages of 55-death.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  28. carrieanne


    January 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  29. alecia

    I can play liz. im fat

    January 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. jedd

    LIzabeth Taylor isnt classy. She is a biiiiiiiiig ol fat skaaaaaaannnk.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Brit

    NO NO NO NO NO... F*** NO! Are you kidding me???!?! We're talking about Elizabeth Taylor, a legend, an icon, a classy lady... Pick someone better or your movie will fail, epicly.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  32. corrine

    I agree. Gotta be Roesanne playing that giant hippopotamous.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  33. jay bizzle dizzle

    guys, genties, let's get real....the movie they are about to make is more about publicity and its on regular tv,..and liz as well as lindsay have lots of...who were they gonna throw in there..? beyonce, natalie portman, britney spears, cristina iateyourliverah, madonna, kim kardashian (she wishes), mila kunis (hmmmm,maybe more fit)

    January 10, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  34. laqwanda

    LiLO is too classy to play that fat cow. They need to get Roseanne Barr.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • GB

      laqwanda I am guessing Tyler Perry will be playing you in the movie based on your life. Liz Taylor had more class than your entire generation, and as for you, there is only one C word to describe you, and it sure isn't classy!

      January 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • JANICE


      January 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Avissugar

      First of all Liz Taylor was a very Classy Lady. She was always clean, and dressed to kill. And Very Pretty. She was not always fat. That came with Age and sickness. Lohan is dirty looking. She could do not justice to playing Liz Taylor. I don't know who they could find. But Please don't use Lohan.

      January 11, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  35. LBWl

    I agree that she always looks dirty. Her hands are rough and scarred and she just looks unwashed. I just can't see her playing an icon like Liz. I too would like to see her get her life back on track.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  36. gmad

    No way, no how, never.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  37. &trisha98

    I was born in 1998. I just think it would be nice to see her turn her life around.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • DFF127

      Nice to see someone saying something positive. Im with you. Folks seem to forget that she was a very talented young lady before she fell of the edge.

      January 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Harlem Megan

    Is 98 your IQ?No Lindsay Lohan is no Liz Taylor no way,she looks dirty.Now on the other hand she could play the h*ll out of Madonna.

    January 10, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  39. &trisha98

    She is probably a good choice. I bet she would do ok.

    January 10, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Rhonda

      Are you serious??? Or are you on crack too??

      January 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • JANICE


      January 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      Lohan may be an actress, but she's mediocre at best. Natalie Portman would be the ideal candidate to play Liz because she is a top-notch actress but also with makeup could even resemble a younger, beautiful Liz Taylor. Can you picture it? I can.

      January 18, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |

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