From the time she was announced as the actress playing Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s biopic Liz and Dick, Lindsay Lohan has had to deal with a backlash from critics who don’t think she can pull the role off.
But the first photo of Lindsay as Taylor may change some minds. In the black and white picture, Lindsay bears a striking resemblance to Taylor while in the arms of Grant Bowler, who plays Richard Burton.
According to Deadline.com, the made-for-TV movie will show the romance between Taylor and Burton.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Taylor and Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance â€” often called â€œthe marriage of the centuryâ€ â€” was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi, Taylor and Burtonâ€™s love affair was played out entirely in front of the global press from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Taylor and Burton shared an undeniable love greater than most people could have ever dreamed.
Regarding the announcement, Lohan said, “I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. 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.â€
Production for the movie began earlier this week and it will make its television debut later this year.