Star to play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime movie
Lindsay Lohan is making her return to the (small) screen. Her last leading role was in 2009’s Labor Pains.
The 25-year-old Lindsay Lohan will portray the late Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie, Liz and Dick. The movie is based on the up-and-down romance between Taylor and actor Richard Burton.
Taylor and Burton’s love affair was known as “the marriage of the century.” The couple met on the set of Cleopatra in 1963 where Taylor was playing the leading lady and Burton Mark Antony. They immediately fell in love and left their spouses to marry each other, only to divorce ten years later. They remarried in October 1975 and divorced yet again in August 1976.
Lindsay Lohan is excited to take on the role of Elizabeth Taylor. “I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor,” She said in a statement to Us Weekly. “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.”
After nearly five years of legal troubles Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation and appears to be making a comeback. The actress appeared on the January/February cover of Playboy magazine, hosted Saturday Night Live in March, and is slated to appear on Glee next month.
“We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor,” Lifetime executive vice president of programming Rob Sharenow said. “She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.”