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?
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Tracie............KEEP IT CLASSY!
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?
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?
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.
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!
Lindsey is a good actress, I think she could pull this off. I'm all for second chances, third, fourth, fifth ect.........
It's bad enough that she is thinking of playing Liz Taylor, but nobody wants to hear stupid unrelated crap too.
What a joke. No beauty, no charisma, no talent.
FACT: ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY!
no way...your talking about 2 completely different types...liz was as stunning starlet and lindsey? no comment.
Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor would be an insult. Taylor was beautiful, classy and talented. Lohan is none of these things.
SORRY DONT AGREE. IF MY HUSBAND WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION HE WOULDN'T BE SITTING ON MY FACE ,YOU MAY WANT TO TRY OUT FOR THAT PART.
LMAO!!!! This has to be some kind of joke. No freakin' way!
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.
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!!
Shouldn't they at least hire a good actress to play a great actress?
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.
Oh! It's a Lifetime Movie of a week. That figures.
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 Chances...as long as somebody is willing to pay her for whatever it is she does,well,there it is.
If it's 'made for tv' – sure.
Paris u a lezbo? Why else would u have seen it? Want to get together?
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....
Well, she's already starred in that role, but in her real life. All except for the dead part.
Give it time.
maybe this time she'll show bush.
Why? I've seen her kunt and it made me throw up in my mouth...
I didn't know Elizabeth Taylor was a crack wh0re.
What an insult to Ms. Taylor....
I am okay with this. I read that Lindsay will be playing Liz between the ages of 55-death.
I can play liz. im fat
LIzabeth Taylor isnt classy. She is a biiiiiiiiig ol fat skaaaaaaannnk.
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.
I agree. Gotta be Roesanne playing that giant hippopotamous.
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)
LiLO is too classy to play that fat cow. They need to get Roseanne Barr.
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!
COME ON ROSEANNE BARR,THATS A LAUGH.
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.
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.
No way, no how, never.
I was born in 1998. I just think it would be nice to see her turn her life around.
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.
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.
She is probably a good choice. I bet she would do ok.
Are you serious??? Or are you on crack too??
NOT A CHANCE, TRY " LOLITA" NOT LIZ TAYLOR. DEMI MOORE IS MORE LIKE IT.
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.