How becoming of her!
Campaigning for the role and finally getting to become legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor in the newly-premiered Lifetime biopic “Liz & Dick” is both a comeback and a dream come true for Lindsay Lohan.
But playing the late screen legend is obviously a serious job even for the best Hollywood actresses, which was why Lindsay has been slammed for being undeserving of the part and received at least one bad early review for her portrayal of Taylor.
Nonetheless, Lohan is proud of her work. But why does she think so highly of herself and her acting skills?
She told Us Weekly during a recent exclusive sit-down interview:
“Everything I’ve gone through made me ready to play Liz.”
Indeed, she was a child star-turned-tabloid favorite for her troublesome past, her unhealthy relationships and her thing for alcohol and drugs–just like her late actress friend and mentor was.
“Since I was a kid, I’ve loved being on camera. Don’t misconstrue that: I didn’t strive to have flashbulbs at dinner or people who don’t know me calling TMZ. And 99 percent of the time, it’s not true.”
And like Taylor, she was both lucky and unlucky for being a huge star under a microscope and having most of her life plastered all over Hollywood news since she was little. Lindsay revealed:
“I feel bullied. I can’t think of any actor who has been subjected to such extreme publicity who hasn’t, like, committed suicide.”
LiLo then suggested that she may even be better than Elizabeth herself–when it comes to professionalism, at least. The 26-year-old star declared:
“Elizabeth was drunk on sets. I’ve never been drunk on set, ever. I did my time and I respect the law.”
And what might Taylor advise Lindsay to do other than to do her justice and reap the benefits of good reviews?
Lindsay told the mag:
“She probably would have said, ‘Figure it the hell out.’ You have to learn it for yourself sometimes.”
We wouldn’t say that she has, but we do hope her high-profile role proves that she’s getting there.
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Photos Via Lifetime