We've all been wondering if Lindsay Lohan would ever return to her original career as an actress after spending so many years as a professional fuck-up (and I absolutely love her for that). The role of Elizabeth Taylor seems like the ideal role for such a comeback, but how serious can this movie be taken when it's already slated to air on TV--and on Lifetime no less? Perhaps if it was Logo, an exception could be made to the kiss of death given to TV productions involving stars who typically appear on movie theater screens. And while, Lohan is no stranger to the small screen, the majority of her presence on it was when she was just starting out (e.g. Life Size and Get A Clue for the Disney Channel). Doing it now sort of comes across as going backwards from her rise to the top.
The other clincher about the project is that it is titled Liz and Dick. Is it me, or does that seem ripe to be converted into a porno? Such a title also suggests that the primary focus of the movie will be on Taylor's torrid on and off romance with Richard Burton, in spite of Taylor's life being filled with numerous other topics of interest. But then, Lifetime prides itself on female drama, so I suppose the focus on Taylor's rapport with Burton is what will draw in the viewers. Moreover, Lohan has already gone into self-promotion mode as she will also host Saturday Night Live on March 3rd. Here's hoping for a sketch of her competing audition with Megan Fox for the part of Liz Taylor.