Lindsay Lohan taps her inner Elizabeth Taylor
Lindsay Lohan glows while talking about her return to the screen as Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie Liz & Dick.
Lindsay Lohan glows while talking about her return to the screen as Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie Liz & Dick. And it’s easy to see why the once-promising-actress would connect with the role of the glamorous former child star whose scandalous behavior became tabloid fodder. But the critics aren’t glowing. The Hollywood Reporter calls the film “spectacularly bad - half train wreck, half SNL skit.” And the San Francisco Chronicle writes, “It’s so terrible, you’ll need to ice your face when it’s over to ease the pain of wincing for two hours.” Sadly, it’s true. But fortunately when we sat down to talk about her role, her enthusiasm had not yet been dampened by vicious reviews.
“Well, I've always been a massive fan of Elizabeth Taylor, she says. “ I think that she wasn't afraid to be a woman and I think she was very strong willed and I feel I've gone through enough that I can say the same for myself. I really related to her in a lot of different aspects because of her position in the public eye and the media obsession with her, and her ups and downs in relationships and life - and that's aside from her love for diamonds!"
“I can only imagine to have the kind of love that she and Richard Burton had. It's heartbreaking. Love is scary and I'm yet to find that one person. But it wasn’t easy for them - the word ‘paparazzi’ was invented over their affair, when they were still married to other people. So it was still hard what she went through, which shows in one scene where she says ‘They used to only take the glamorous shots.’ I've gone through that exactly, though for different reasons, but I know what it feels like when they’re just looking for some scandalous snap shot to sell to the tabloids. It gets really lonely sometimes, being in the spotlight. It might have been a little easier then to some extent, without the internet and cell phones but the media scrutiny is a really scary thing. But I’m not making excuses. I've put myself in positions, I was being hounded a lot and I didn't know what to do with it and I didn't want to listen to anyone. I was very stubborn and I think Elizabeth was like that in both her love lives as well on the set when she was working. When you reach a certain point of fame you learn that people are willing to do whatever you ask them to do and a lot of people are afraid to say no. I think that that has a lot to do with living in excess, certainly in my own experience, and I think that if you don't have the right people around you then you're never going to learn when to stop. You know, things happen to people and I think that if I were to say that I'm misunderstood then that's making an excuse. I think that people are misunderstood in general. No-one's perfect, and I learned from my mistakes. But I needed to go through that. I needed to say do I really want to do this? But I love acting and it's unfortunate that people began to know me as a celebrity rather than actress. I can only hope to gain that respect back through my work.”
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