LiLo's turn as the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor was promoted as her comeback film. Lohan starred opposite Grant Bowler who played the handsome Richard Burton. Burton was Taylor's longtime love and two-time husband. When asked by MTV News whether Linds bore any likeness to the real Dame Elizabeth, Bowler replied, "Oh, I don't know! I don't know." Lifetime describes the film as a "true story of the couple's passionate and tumultuous love affair."
Although mocked on Twitter and Facebook the project was not universally hated. Jimmy Fallon showed love by tweeting, "Big night for @lindsaylohan. #LizandDick 9pm Lifetime" as well as a photo of Linds. She tweeted back, "Thanks Jimmy!! I hope you enjoyed it :)"
Meanwhile, the troubled starlet has taken to Twitter to connect with her fans around the film. The 26-year-old tweeted, "Hey guys! #LizandDick is on @LifetimeTV! Got any questions for me? Please send them my way." The "Mean Girls" actress then fielded questions about the film from supporters. Makeup artist @kinzeeteal asked, "Do you think #LizandDick were the original 'it' couple?" Linds replied, "YES! No question. They defined 'it' through the amount of attention they received and love they had for each other."
So, does Lindsay actually have anything in common with the late, great Taylor? Her onscreen Richard stayed evasive on the topic. Lindsay's co-star stated emphatically, "I don't know about anybody else, whether they are close or far from their character. That's impossible to tell. Really the only thing you can do is, as an audience later, sit back objectively kind of look at it and go 'Oh yeah, there's a lot of similarities.'"
Let's examine the issue for ourselves. What do Liz and Lohan have in common?
Both La Liz and La Lohan were child actors. Lindsay cut her teeth playing the twins in "Parent Trap" in 1998. Ms. Taylor was known for her epic, star-making turn in 1944's "National Velvet." Elizabeth also won two Academy Awards for the films "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."
A couple of Lindsay's Twitter followers had questions about Liz and jewelry. Writer Marissa Lessman asked, "Which piece of jewelry was your favorite?" Lindsay replied, "All her jewels were beautiful! Liz had great style & taste & though she had exquisite pieces I can't pick just one." Ms. Taylor left behind a massive collection of baubles that were auctioned off. Comic Kathy Griffin tweeted, "Lindsay/Liz jewelry store scene = awkward." Of course, Griffin is referring to the fact that Lohan received probation in an alleged jewelry store theft and was named as a suspect in another missing jewels case.
Sadly, both Linds and Liz gained negative reputations for their substance abuse issues. Lohan has entered rehab numerous times for treatment and recovery. Her father, Michael Lohan, also famously appeared on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." Taylor's struggles with alcohol are documented in the film "Liz and Dick."
So, was playing Liz Taylor Lindsay's big comeback? What do you think?
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