Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor: Are you kidding me???

It has been announced that Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor on television. Lifetime is preparing a biopic of the actress, centered on her romance with actor Richard Burton. This is one of the most ridiculous choices of casting ever! Lindsay Lohan, who was once good at acting, has now become more famous for her lifestyle than her work. Though she used to be a pretty girl, she has now become a product of plastic surgery. How could she ever play the great Liz Taylor?
Lindsay Lohan 
Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Elizabeth Taylor remains as the greatest actress ever, in my opinion. Her career is filled with masterpieces: A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra, Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Sandpiper, Ivanhoe…. and so many others. Every picture showed a different side of her. Her characters were at once filled with strength and extremely sensitive. Lohan looks and sounds nothing like her. Though she certainly has talent, Lohan could never come close to the grandeur of Taylor’s acting. 

Furthermore, the Dick and Liz relationship is now mythical. To portray in all fairness what their relationship was would call for a great director. It was rumored that Martin Scorsese was planning to adapt Furious Love, by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. Now that looks like a more serious and honorable project. Although my one reservation is that I see no one able to incarnate such a woman. Physically, it is impossible to find someone as incredibly beautiful as she was. As for her character, it will demand a damn good actress in order to render all the layers of that complex personality. I don’t even want to think about who Lifetime will cast for Richard Burton… 

Let’s hope that Martin Scorsese, if he ends up making a film of Furious Love, will make good and smart choices. In the meantime, I remain completely abashed at this casting announcement.

Viddy Well my friends!


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