Lindsay Lohan is convinced that she’s the perfect choice to portray Dame Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming TV biopic, as the two share “a lot of similarities” in terms of love and life in the spotlight.
The 25-year-old star, who has been in and out of jail and rehab in recent years, has landed a major comeback gig as the Cleopatra icon in the Lifetime network movie Liz and Dick, about Taylor’s love affair with Richard Burton.
Production will soon begin in Toronto, Canada, and the Mean Girls star reveals that she will be drawing inspiration from her own past to bring Taylor back to life on the small screen.
“I’m gonna put my all into it. I’m really honoured to be playing Elizabeth Taylor and I really love the script, it’s phenomenal,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling TMZ.
“There’s a lot of similarities from my past that I can relate to her on some things that she’s gone through and the kind of person that she was, whether it’s relationships or just being in the public eye, so I’m gonna obviously do the best I can and hopefully people will enjoy it. I don’t wanna depict her in the wrong way,” she added.