Lindsay Lohan Cast As Elizabeth Taylor: Good Or Bad Idea?

Yesterday in a press release, it became official that Lindsay Lohan would be playing a young Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, ‘Liz & Dick‘. Of course given Lohan’s less than favorable real life drama that has played out in the media over the last several years, some are skeptical that she is up for the job or even capable of pulling it off.

One of these people is Rosie O’Donnell. Perhaps bitter that her show was canceled and people like Lohan are getting new opportunities, O’Donnell was on ‘Today‘ with Matt Lauer, Donny Deutsch, and Star Jones and felt very strongly that Lindsay Lohan was “not capable” of this role. “She’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including ‘SNL.’ She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she’s not in a place to work.” She continued, “I feel sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of time away… I don’t think she’s right for the role, and I don’t think she’s capable at this point to portray that character.”

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Watch the segment on ‘Today’ below and share your thoughts on Lindsay taking on this notable role.

  • rogelio

    lindsay needs to get out of the spotlight at least ’til she is 30… take some classes to practice her acting and get it back together and them make a comeback…

  • Brian

    Beyond bad! An INSULT to the memory of a true legend. I was lucky enough to meet Ms. Taylor several times. Yes,she had her “issues” but comparing her struggles over a lifetime lived out under the watch of the press,to the train wreck that is Lohan is a joke!

  • Brett

    Lindsay has not yet done anything to EARN her this role. With all her court problems, why is hollywood giving her this role? What has she done to EARN the respect of the viewing audience, to play such an icon role? I am a fan of SNL, but I did not watch the episode she was on hosting….and I will not watch this movie should they go ahead with the casting of Lindsay.

  • Jaykumar B

    this is a severe INSULT to the memory of iconic actress… I hope late actress has in it in her to forgive the producers to cast a notorious problem child…