We’ve seen the pictures of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor but now, finally, we get to see her in action. Well, sort of. Because the new trailer for Lifetime’s Liz & Dick film is more a trailer for LiLo’s comeback than the movie itself. It’s not like she doesn’t deserve a bit of a fanfare – it is her first starring role in five years but the promotional clip is sure to attract a little bit of heat from the hardcore Taylor-Burton fans.
One thing they have nailed is Lindsay’s appearance as she’s a dead ringer for Elizabeth Taylor. She’s even pretty convincing in the scene where she plays the 52 year old version although how her acting abilities hold up remains to be scene.
Her co-star Grant Bowler seems pretty taken with her performance saying, ‘she pretty much is Elizabeth Taylor reincarnated’. That’s a pretty big statement, hey Grant?!
But you certainly get the impression that Lilo was able to draw on her own personal experience when making the movie. ‘I love diamonds and she appreciated them and they made her happy.’ No, we’re not referring to the recent accusations (false!!) that she was involved in a jewellery heist in Hollywood.
‘I’m a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan. I relate to her on a lot of levels. Living in the public eye, dealing with distress and what other people say, whether it’s true or not’ she says in the trailer. ‘I personally understand Liz because you’re living your life for everyone to see and people are growing with you. You get to a point where you become to numb to it and you just live your life the way you feel you need to live it.’
Well that she certainly has done. And with just over a month to go until the film airs in the US, we don’t have to wait too long to see the finished results.
Watch the new trailer for Liz and Dick here.