Lindsay Lohan To Play Liz Taylor; Twitter Reacts

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Actress Lindsay Lohan has become more well-known for her arrests, nightclub shenanigans, and changing looks than she is for her thespian skills. But apparently there are still directors who are eager to secure her for their films, despite rumors that she is notoriously hard to work with, and her next starring role is set to begin filming as early as June. Lohan will be playing Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie Liz And Dick.

“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan said in a statement. "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.”

The film will focus on the rocky marriage, divorce, and remarriage of Taylor to co-star Richard Burton, whom she met while filming Cleopatra.

Some say intense media scrutiny of Lohan is partly to blame for her bad reputation, but it's clear that no matter what the reason, people have something to say about her portrayal of a beloved film icon.

UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor in a film. It will be a big acting stretch for Lohan to play a beloved non-crackwhore.(image) 6 minutes ago via SocialOomph ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I hate everything. RT @eonline: It's Official! Lindsay Lohan to Play Elizabeth Taylor, Producer Gushes LiLo Has "Sparkle of Today"(image) 43 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Lindsay Lohan will be playing Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic. Now they just need to cast the young Elizabeth Taylor(image) 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

It's official. Lindsay Lohan to invite scorn, ridicule by playing Elizabeth Taylor.(image) 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I don't want to live in a world where Lindsay Lohan is playing Elizabeth Taylor and Taylor Swift is playing Joni Mitchell. I'm signing off(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

A sure sign of the apocalypse. RT @THR: It's Official: @lindsaylohan to Play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime Biopic 1 hour ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum