Lindsay Lohan Will Portray Elizabeth Taylor in 'Liz & Dick' (PHOTOS)
Lindsay Lohan is making a comeback. After months of negotiations, LiLo is officially set to portray Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick, based on the true story of the screen icon’s historic romance with actor Richard Burton.
In an official statement, given to Deadline, Lindsay said,
“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.”
Last month, the Mean Girls actress completed her court-mandated community services, but quickly became the headline of numerous tabloid reports of fights Lohan was allegedly involved in. But after her a hosting stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which drew big ratings, Lifetime seems ready to proceed with Lindsay as their star actress in the film.
Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks went on to talk about the role.
“We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor,” Sharenow said in a statement. “She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.”
In addition to landing the Liz & Dick role, Lindsay will also guest star on Glee on May 15 as a judge for the Nationals episode.