Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor

Posted on June 05, 2012

Oh, what the hell. Half the internet is talking about it, so we might as well weigh in. The first publicity photo for Lifetime’s “Liz and Dick” movie, staring Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, has been released. Let’s take a look, shall we?

 

Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler

Impressive, right? Especially when compared to the original:

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

But we have to confess, we don’t actually find it all that impressive. It’s a very staged and art-directed shot designed to mimic a specific photo as much as possible. Take Lindsay out of such finely tuned surroundings and the resemblance to Liz weakens considerably:

And when we say “weakens,” we mean “evaporates.” Seriously, could you honestly tell, if no one told you, that she’s playing Liz in these pictures?

 

[Photo Credit: Karl Larsen, Splash, Paramount]

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Totally agree – lame!!

    • nannypoo

      She makes me sad.

      • MissAnnieRN

        Me too. Like half the Internet, I just want to hug her, take her to rehab, and convince her to love herself more.

      • MissAnnieRN

        Me too. Like half the Internet, I just want to hug her, take her to rehab, and convince her to love herself more.

        • TieDye64

          Well said.

      • Candigirl1968

        Wow, I was just about to say “this makes me sad.”  I think we need to stop waiting for her career to come back.  She may be the new Sean Young (beautiful, troubled, and endlessly messy).  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Sponge/100000465550991 Bob Sponge

      I cannot believe this is really happening. Ms. Lohan is so NOT Liz Taylor. Not even in the mimic picture.

      • introspective

        a “girl, bye!” moment if there ever was one.

      • carpediva

        It’s Lifetime. ‘Nuff said.  If it were HBO, Showtime, or even FX and this were happening? THEN it’s a sign of the Apocalypse! This is just loser basic cable; think: Liz Taylor as Real Housewife. (Yes, I know that’s Bravo, but they would totally rock this lameness too if given half a chance!)

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          Yeah, you almost feel like it is a publicity stunt for Lifetime, hiring this girl to play that woman.  Think of all the buzz!  There’s no such thing as bad publicity!  etc.  Bleah.

      • http://twitter.com/anywhoo Leigh David

        I completely agree. Liz and Dick look HOT – you can just hear her throaty sigh. The mimic picture looks like a bad vampire flick poster.

    • Sobaika

      We all know how Lindsay will do, but I don’t think Grant Bowler will be half bad. Based entirely on his 4 minutes on Lost. Yeah, I’m going to watch the shit out of this biopic.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        and in ugly betty too.  he’s deadly sexy.

      • Rand Ortega

         Me too, Sobaika. God help me (He can’t. He’s w/ Liz in a corner. Crying). Grant Bowler is really the only reason(dying to see if he gets “the voice”). Lifetime & the producers know the value of a trainwreck & they’re going to ride it until crashes under its own weight of awful. The ratings– satisfying to great. The reviews–bad to savage.

    • Sobaika

      We all know how Lindsay will do, but I don’t think Grant Bowler will be half bad. Based entirely on his 4 minutes on Lost. Yeah, I’m going to watch the shit out of this biopic.

    • pakapaka

      the b&w photo aside, her lips give me nightmares.

    • pakapaka

      the b&w photo aside, her lips give me nightmares.

    • Jessi03

      Oh Linds.  That looks rough.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Grant Bowler as in former Blue Heelers? In all the fuss about La Lohan, I’d totally missed that casting announcement. Were they actually looking for a charisma vacuum to make her look better, do you think?

      • sarahjane1912

        *Applauds wildly* I was hoping someone would chime in with a comment like this! Seriously, Grant Bowler? What the —?! I’m giggling as I type.

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

          Maybe it’s only Australians who remember him?

          • sarahjane1912

            On this thread, BKs seem to be connecting him with US shows eg ‘Ugly Betty, but he’ll always be Wayne to me. ;-) Oh, and the voiceover dude on ‘Border Security’.

            Snort. Wayne as Richard Burton. Yeah right! LOL!

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Grant Bowler as in former Blue Heelers? In all the fuss about La Lohan, I’d totally missed that casting announcement. Were they actually looking for a charisma vacuum to make her look better, do you think?

    • http://twitter.com/Lola99959 Veronika Kaufmann

      I don’t know but it seems to me, out of respect for the actress and icon Elisabeth Taylor, one could have found an actress that is at the very least talented. This movie will flop. I know. A courageous prediction to make. 

      • Sobaika

        It’s a Lifetime movie, so I don’t think it’ll flop as much as draw viewers who are into hatewatching and garner a lot of buzz for the network. Which, let’s face it, is what this is all about.

        • Kathleen Gillies

           This is her rehab project.  All she has to do here is show up on time, not diva on the set and work hard.  She doesn’t even really have to be really good in it.  She just has to prove she has civilized work ethic back.  After all, this is Lifetime, land of Dance Moms.

          • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

             She essentially has to show that she’s INSURABLE — in Hollywood, no one cares how messed up you are, as long as the insurance company will still underwrite your project.  Actors with too many issues, past or present, need a project that shows that they are reliable enough that the insurance companies will cover them.  The only way to do it is to either find some low-budget project like this with much lower costs for them to cover if you OD halfway through, or be talented enough that someone will take a chance on you without insurance.

      • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

         Oh, she was talented when she was younger, she’s just ruined it.

    • http://twitter.com/Lola99959 Veronika Kaufmann

      I don’t know but it seems to me, out of respect for the actress and icon Elisabeth Taylor, one could have found an actress that is at the very least talented. This movie will flop. I know. A courageous prediction to make. 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I know she’s a talented lady, and I know she’s trying really hard to get back on game, and this is probably the worst idea I’ve heard of in a very long time. I truly wish her well, as I will anyone trying to get their life back together. This, however, may be a crushing mistake. Nope. She does not evoke Liz one jot.

      • RebeccaKW

         That first shot in profile, the shape of her nose and the drawn-on eyebrows with the iconic short hair do resemble Liz.  But then you see her in full shots, with the longer hair and it just looks like Lindsey with black hair.  No presence, no sex appeal.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Those mistakes, at least, can not be laid at her feet. Those are design and production choices, and are most likely out of her hands. Sigh. Like watching two trains speeding towards each other on the same track.

          • Nicole Chubb

            What drives me crazy is when people say how talented she is… I thought she was talented as a child actress in Parent Trap, but to me she’s 2nd fiddle in every other movie. Rachel McAddams (and the other Mean Girls for that matter) totally outshone her, and I honestly can’t think of anything else she was in that stood out to me. Long story short, I agree with Rebecca when you break it down to presence. They should see if Joanie is done shooting Mad Men this season ;)

            • MilaXX

               Because there isn’t anything else. Unless they want to count her brilliant turn in Herbie the Love Bug.

            • Sobaika

              I believe you mean HERBIE: FULLY LOADED. A seminal moment in American film history.

            • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

              For me, her defining career high was her turdy turn in Freaky Friday.

            • MilaXX

              You know everyone keep saying how talented she is when in fact she was a child star who showed the potential to be a great actress. I view that potential to be as lost as Whitney’s post crack addiction voice.

            • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

               I disagree completely.  I think she really could be a damn good one if she can come through her personal demons.  More like RDJ than Whitney.

            • MilaXX

              But RDJ had shown us his brilliance both before and between bouts of substance abuse. I cant name a single movie that Lilo made before her substance issues that make me see anything but failed “potential”.

          • RebeccaKW

             Definitely.  It’s not her fault that hair and makeup failed to make her look like Liz for whatever reason.  And I understand that technically, you don’t have to be a complete match to portray someone-but I do think the actor should be able to evoke the essence of the person’s life and energy.  And I just don’t get that with Lindsay.  I wish her well, but this was not the best choice for her to try for a comeback.

      • Rand Ortega

         Absolutely agree. But, as in the publicity shots, wigs, makeup, lighting, camera angles & movement can make all of the difference.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          True. In this case however, they are failing, woefully.

          • Rand Ortega

             *sigh*. It’s true. I tried but I think ultimately you’re right.

            • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

               These are shots from on set, though, not film clips.  So we aren’t seeing the lighting and the camera angles.  (Not that I think they’ll be good enough, but I’m the eternal optimist) And if they were taken in between takes, she maybe wasn’t in character mentally either.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I know she’s a talented lady, and I know she’s trying really hard to get back on game, and this is probably the worst idea I’ve heard of in a very long time. I truly wish her well, as I will anyone trying to get their life back together. This, however, may be a crushing mistake. Nope. She does not evoke Liz one jot.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I never could understand the casting – she is nothing like Liz Taylor, and she can’t act well enough at this point in her life to play her.  No way in hell I’m watching this.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I never could understand the casting – she is nothing like Liz Taylor, and she can’t act well enough at this point in her life to play her.  No way in hell I’m watching this.

    • moppet

      Maybe in the first picture, with the hat, I see the Liz resemblance or at least an attempt to consciously appear like her. For the others…well…

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      Ugh, what a shame.  Also, I didn’t know Grant Bowler was playing Richard Burton.  And now all I can think of is Cooter from True Blood.  Double ugh.

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      Ugh, what a shame.  Also, I didn’t know Grant Bowler was playing Richard Burton.  And now all I can think of is Cooter from True Blood.  Double ugh.

    • http://twitter.com/nicolarz Nicole K.

      This is just not a good role for Lindsey…she looks very little like Elizabeth, and Liz was a bit older than Lindsey when she met Richard Burton. It’s aging her. I realize beggars can’t be choosers, but this still seems like a bad call.

    • http://twitter.com/nicolarz Nicole K.

      This is just not a good role for Lindsey…she looks very little like Elizabeth, and Liz was a bit older than Lindsey when she met Richard Burton. It’s aging her. I realize beggars can’t be choosers, but this still seems like a bad call.

    • Beth Gardner

      Her hair is styled incorrectly and the makeup is completely off.

    • Beth Gardner

      Her hair is styled incorrectly and the makeup is completely off.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

      More than anything, her lips look WRONG.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

      More than anything, her lips look WRONG.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

        LL’s lips are so inflated youcan see them before you see anything else. 

    • SewingSiren

      For the Liz and Dick photo they styled Lindsay as the Liz from 10 years earlier. She didn’t look like that when she was with Richard Burton.

      • lizajane1776

         Right, I caught that but didn’t know her timeline well enough to quantify it. That also explains why LL looks better than ET, years, even rough years, can be seen. Still a train wreck.

      • judith traherne

        Exaaactly. Do you think it’s because the bangs ‘n’ bubble cut hairstyle still looks dated? 

        It hasn’t been revived like the top photo’s side-part/pincurl-waves look has.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Oh dear. I can’t say I’m a fan of hers, but I was truly hoping she’d start back up the ladder with this.That’s probably not going to happen. This miscasting seems a little exploitative of Lifetime, or am I just a cynic?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I suspect your cynicism is rather well founded in this case.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661256074 Mars Tokyo

      I guess they were too afraid to get a girl with some hips on her.

    • Little_Olive

      The thing is, some other actress may play Liz even if she does not look like Liz so much, because they can evoke her. With Lindsay, it seems Lindsay herself is too “present” to play someone as iconic as Liz. She may bear *some* physical resemblance but I don’t think she can convey Liz’s air.  

      • Anathema_Device

         Yes! Very well said. I totally agree. She doesn’t embody Liz.

      • Rand Ortega

         This.

    • newleaf1

      All I see is that cute cream color top and skirt – I would love to have that!

    • Ozski
    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      She looks so unsure of herself – that’s the biggest hangup I have with these pictures.  If there is one think I remember Liz by, it’s her self confidence. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUHZ3HHEZ6FFKMGGYCN22UN2A Doug

      I thought she was playing a Kardashian.

      • Laurie Bergman

        “Kardashian” is exactly what I thought as well!

      • H3ff

        I thought it was SNOOKI playing herself.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAMNQMUGFM4NNSPAQLZRODSD5I Angela

           Snooki would have been a better choice…

      • Kathleen Gillies

         Nah, too many clothes. 

    • mjude

      photos are one thing.  i dont think the girl has a chance.  would have loved to know what miss liz would have thought

    • efishfan

      Looks more like Snooki in that bathing suit.

    • VanessaDK

      I don’t think the resemblance is strong even in the staged picture– and i am struck by how much more “real” the real Liz and Dick look, period.

      • minnye

        There’s so much joy and passion in that picture, I love it.
        (the real one, I mean…)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576973112 Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      Looks nothing like her, and has nowhere near the curves needed.  No, no, no.

    • SignLadyB

      At least with Michelle Williams as Marilyn you had a person who attempted (and succeeded at some level) to evoke Ms. Monroe, and her coloring and facial features were workable. Even Katie Holmes did a passable Jacqueline Kennedy, again mostly because of coloring. As others have said (including the gods of opinion) Lindsay doesn’t even seem to resemble Liz Taylor, not even (really) in the set up shot.
      And I’m sorta sorry–I’m not crazy about Lohan but pity her downward spiral and wish she would just get out of ‘the business’ and try her hand at computer programming or something.

    • Judy_J

      Absolutely not!  She looks nothing like Elizabeth Taylor.  I am apalled.

    • Joshau Norton

      So is this casting director by any chance related to the tone-deaf schmuck who said, “Hey I’ve got a great idea, let’s cast Lucille Ball as Mame”!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TKDXVTMLWCQFP7SXTE6KN5J55Q Jennifer Bunker

      Absolutely agree. Great idea, terrible casting.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      no. cos really she’s playing lindsay lohan playing liz.
      that is what she was hired to do.

      • SewingSiren

        That’s kind of appropriate, because certainly every role Elizabeth Taylor played after she met Richard Burton (and you could make the argument every role period) was played as  “Elizabeth Taylor playing”.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Ahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Do they give out Razzies for TV?

    • alyce1213

      I’m not holding my breath expecting something wonderful, but I will reserve judgment until I see it move and speak.
      I didn’t think Michele Williams looked much like Marilyn in photos either.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      I know in Hollywood it’s an anathema to be considered old, but couldn’t they have cast an actress who is at least 30. Good grief. The real Liz was a mature women during this period, not a starlet.

      For the LOLs, I’ll be seeing this movie, for sure. So they succeeded in getting my attention.

    • krelnick

      You sure they’re not filming the Natalie Wood story?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

      It’s bad, but not as bad as Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

      • lizajane1776

         What? What?!?!?!? No frickin’ way! Tom “Snaggletooth” Cruise playing a 6’6″ man? They had better not! Not even blond hair can do that!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

          google it.  Lee Child actually approved it

          • Rand Ortega

             I’m sure for a very sizable, undisclosed fee. Just like Anne Rice “finally approved” him for “Interview With The Vampire”.

          • lizajane1776

             Yeah, I did. Sad.

    • MilaXX

      Not excited about this in the least.  Any good makeup artist can make someone look like whatever they want, then add good lighting and photography and yeah, easy. I still think this movie will suck.

    • Laylalola

      It’s exactly what I’d expect for a straight-to-Lifetime TV movie.

      • Emily Guillory

         Word. my thoughts exactly.

    • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

      Gag me. Poor Elizabeth must be rolling in her grave. But, maybe not. She was such a champion of the downtrodden, she might just wish Lindsay all the luck in the world!

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      Well, I hope the movie … honestly, I don’t know what I hope.  That it doesn’t suck so bad that LiLo can’t remake her career if she really wants to?  Or something?  I’m not super hopeful because a) Lifetime and b) utter lack of any resemblance to Liz Taylor and c) as with all famous people, I suspect the idea of Liz is more interesting than the reality, and how do you really depict someone so much larger than life, especially when you’ve cast such a diminished actress?

    • Kristina Toma

      Dare I say it? She looks more like Snooki than Liz in the bathing suit photos. 

      Wah wah.

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      She looks like Yasmine Bleeth in that first pic in the leopard bathing suit.

    • Emily Guillory

      COOT..NO!!!!

    • JoeAmbroson

      to

    • Rand Ortega

      Let’s just hope Martin Scorcese still plans to go ahead w/ his feature film adaptation of “Furious Love”.

      • SRQkitten

        Yes, except wasn’t he looking at Angelina Jolie for La Liz in his picture? Sorry, I just can NOT see AJ as Liz Taylor – where do I start about whats wrong with that casting?

        And it’s too bad ’cause that was a fierce book!

        srq

    • egl48
    • golden_valley

      The face might be close enough with the right makeup and lighting, but Lohan’s body does not look like Liz Taylor’s at all.  Taylor was very curvy, hourglass almost.  Lohan is just a modern American stick figure.

    • nancylee61

      She looks nothing like Liz Taylor in these pictures, except the top. And I am impressed at the photoshop skills that got the meth/crack stains out of Lohan’s teeth. Good job!!!

    • AnaRoW

      Why does it matter how much she looks like Liz? Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett didn’t look much like Ike and Tina Turner.  Anthony Hopkins didn’t look anything like Nixon.

      I just hope this is a big step to Lindsay getting herself back together, especially since most people seem to be rooting against her for whatever reason.

      • poggi

        True, but Angela Bassett brought a lot of Tina Turner to that role in how she moved her body, her facial expressions, and her speech patterns; plus she also captured her Turner’s strength, vulnerability, dignity and drive.  I think lots of folks have serious reservations about whether Lindsay can capture any of the the poise, glamour and confidence that people associate with Elizabeth Taylor at that time.  Absent that, one would at least hope for a physical resemblance.

    • Fran Rossi

      No essence of Ms. Taylor whatsoever.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/toodleskitty79?feature=guide AWS

      Ew.  I just lost my lunch.

    • Lina_bee

      This flick is destined to be a drinking game.

    • Little_Olive

      On a side note, anyone know how much she’s getting paid (if at all)?

      • Laylalola

        I’m ashamed to say I know she’s definitely getting paid — I don’t know how much. I just remember having read tabloidish or gossipish reports that because so much of the budget for this thing was going to her, they had to go with a list of actors for Richard Burton that Lindsay complained was far, far below the quality she wanted in a costar. Something about wanting to fly to England to hand pick her Burton, which Lifetime didn’t let her do.

        • Little_Olive

          :s

        • Rand Ortega

          I read the same thing in Deadline Hollywood which is a very reliable trade site.

    • Ozski

      Off the top of my head I can think of 5 other actresses I’d rather see tackle this project (although most would probably turn this down): 

      1. Zooey Deschanel (she has the right coloring and could probably mimic her voice, but she would need to eat more hoagies to get that Liz softness).
      2. Megan Fox (see above).
      3. Christina Hendricks (she could don a bad wig a la Lohan, but has much more of the acting chops and figure, for sure. She would turn this part down, I bet).
      3. Kate Winslet (see Christina Hendricks).
      4. Kind of obvious but, has Sherilyn Fenn been working at all lately? She’s a deadringer for young Liz, or at least was in the 90’s.

      Just having fun playing Fantasy Casting…

      • Rand Ortega

         FYI: Sherilyn Fenn has already played La Liz in a biopic in 1995. It was rather good for a TV movie. Ms. Taylor even liked it. Angus MacFadyen was incredible as Burton. Unfortunately the DVD is only available in the UK.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Vella/666619877 Matthew Vella

      That picture is way too airbrushed! Look at the original, her skin doesn’t look as perfect, she has normal moles and marks on her face. Lohan’s looks like, well, like an ad.

    • Pennymac

      No, I couldn’t tell she was supposed to be Liz in these pics, Uncles T and Lo. Bad wig and knock off sunglasses; *sigh* expected from Lifetime, I suppose.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      Who’s idea was this, anyway? You wonder how they could get this far into it and not realize their mistake. 
      (Nothing personal against Miss Lohan, just saying.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      Who’s idea was this, anyway? You wonder how they could get this far into it and not realize their mistake. 
      (Nothing personal against Miss Lohan, just saying.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonja-Brisson/1156967466 Sonja Brisson

      Pseudo, as in all things lately. All of these kind-of homage are just art directors who don’t have an idea and ‘stars’ who don’t have any actual achievements to lean on. Yawn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonja-Brisson/1156967466 Sonja Brisson

      Pseudo, as in all things lately. All of these kind-of homage are just art directors who don’t have an idea and ‘stars’ who don’t have any actual achievements to lean on. Yawn.

    • Aurumgirl

      No, and do you know why?  Because Liz never let herself be photographed (by anyone other than Dick) with her mouth hanging open and slack-jawed, as thick-lipped (like the old medical text books describe it) “as a mouthbreather”. 

    • fnarf

      She might have been able to pass for 40-year-old Liz some years back, before she had all that terrible plastic surgery. Now her froglike lips are absurdly pumped, and her cheekbones emphasize how different she looks. The faces of young girls change as they get older; they don’t really look like “themselves” until they’re well into their twenties. Lohan’s very superficial resemblance to Liz is gone now. Notice also how extreme the makeup (and photoshop) is in the closeup — nothing organic about those eyebrows or lips. Liz’s face glows with presence, awareness, intelligence; Lohan looks like a drawing. The other pictures are just tragic; she has absolutely zero of Liz’s carriage and bearing. And the hairstylist should be fired for that horrible thing on her head.

    • fnarf

      The difference is, Liz Taylor playing Liz Taylor was fascinating — endlessly so. Even in her worst movies — and she made some stinkers — you couldn’t take your eyes off her. Lohan’s biggest flaw, ultimately, is that she is profoundly boring. No personality, no life, not even particularly good-looking.

      • NurseEllen

         VERY well said.  This movie may turn out to have the most laughable star impersonation since Faye Dunaway “did” Joan Crawford.  (Although at least Dunaway is a fine actress who was simply a participant in a misdirected project.)

    • EEKstl

      I’m at a loss for words.  The only thing these women have in common is that they’re the same gender.  After that, you’ve lost me.  It’s frankly insulting.

      • SewingSiren

        Actually both were child actors with controlling parents and train wreck personal lives in early adulthood.

    • Charles Prescott

      Reminds me of when they cast Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey Hepburn, and she had the gall to say the big difference between the two was that Audrey was flat chested.

    • lordandtaylor

      How does she expect to carry this off. By the wat, Linz looks just like the “OCTO-MOM” (remember her) in the pics.

    • Sally Brownson

      I feel like she could almost make the face happen, but the fact that they’re not doing anything to make her body more like Liz’s is killing the look. Just straight up, Lindsay doesn’t have the hips and they should be padding her out or telling her to gain weight or something, because she just looks too skinny to be Liz during the Richard Burton years.

    • Pinup Ghoul

      She can’t even manage to carry herself with the poise that Liz had! Liz was class from toe to tip, LiLo is just… awful. The casting director in charge of this mess needs a stern talking to. VERY stern.

    • GTrain

      Ridiculous. Just the idea of it.

    • Lilak

      “… the resemblance to Liz weakens considerably”:  Indeed. In the very next photo she looks more like Natalie Wood (though still a feeble version of the original).
      In any event, no matter whom LL might attempt to impersonate, all I can see is those rubber worms between her nose and chin.

    • Sara__B

      Elizabeth Taylor was 32 to 45 years old when she was with Richard Burton. Lindsay Lohan at age 26 doesn’t have the maturity, star quality, or acting chops to make this larger-than-life screen legend seem real.

    • saanrio

      UGH.  What was that casting director thinking?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Not surprised-she doesn’t even look like herself any more, much less La Liz.  The joke that was going around when she was cast was:  “Great-now who will they get to play the young Liz?” 

    • Caaro3

      No no no no no no no no no no no.  Some totally unimportant things are just wrong and should not be done.  This is the wrongest and most unimportant.

    • jcolli69

      She looks like a slightly rehabbed Snookie in that leopard bathing suit!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      ugh. horrible.

    • KittenKisses

      I agree completely with you, TLo. The resemblance is striking and as you’ve pointed out with all the work that goes into taking a pic like that if it doesn’t look like Liz then it’s a massive fail.

      Just sad, really, Lindsay’s gone from being a Marilyn wannabe to a Liz copy-cat. Which is tragic as Liz copied no-one.

    • glennethph

      Grant Bowler.  I hope he has nude scenes…like in True Blood.

    • altalinda

      NO!

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Top pic- Lohan playing natalie Wood playing Liz Taylor. The others– bad resort editorial for For Women First…

    • Geoff Dankert

      Am I the only one getting Natalie Wood from these pictures? I mean, Natalie Wood via Yvonne DeCarlo, but still … 

    • kbuchholznp

      Ugh. Could they not have even cut her hair into something that doesn’t look like a Real Housewife to at least try to honour the aesthetics of the time period!?!? Sheesh. 

    • guest2visits

      I still can’t really believe of all the potential actresses…to play Liz Taylor…..  it’s like they have no feel for Elizabeth’s life, at all.
      This will probably be a very shallow, one dimensional program.

    • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

      i’m remaining neutral for now, i think she might just pull it off. She was great in movies like ‘a prairie home companian’ and ‘georgia rule’.  I do however think they could have given her a decent wig!

    • CatherineRhodes

      She needs to stop plumping her lips if she wants to be a serious actress! She looks freakish. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

      Wait! Those are pictures of her as Liz?! Oh my gosh. Words fail me. 

    • Dhammadina

      Nope.

    • Lisa

      Toldja so!  This is what I’ve been saying – what on earth were they thinking, casting her as Liz?

    • Mariah J

      I did not realize those were shots from the filming…until I scrolled down. Not good. 

    • Sophie Collier

      Even in the side-by-side shots I’ve seen where they’ve got her mimicking a specific Liz photo, all I see is Lindsay Lohan in Liz drag.  No structural resemblance, really.  

    • AudreysMom

      I’m thinking Loretta Lynn. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JTGF3LZLOCBQZKBM5VOQRYQB7Q yahoo-JTGF3LZLOCBQZKBM5VOQRYQB7Q

      I am not going to watch this movies because I have too much respect to both Liz and Dick. Were all the casting people blind?? 

    • http://foodandwinehedonist.wordpress.com/ The Food and Wine Hedonist

      The pictures are Liz-ish, so that’s close enough.   But does it really matter if she looks just like Liz?  Carrie Mulligan or Chloe Sevigny  would be great in the movie – as long as they do a great job of acting.   And Lindsay could very well do a great job in the role, but she’s going to get ridiculed by everyone because it’s a) Lindsay Lohan playing b) an icon.

    • Twinzilla

      I can smell this turkey all the way through the intertubes.

    • oohsparkley!

      She bears no resemblance at all to la Liz.  I’m going to boycott.

    • PeaceBang

      Absolutely disastrous.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C57TDEYH5W7ZAZNO3PZWRNBDQE Steve

      I’m dating myself, but I do see a distinct resemblance to the late Princess Margaret. That vacant expression, the unsexy  sexy poses. In fact, I give Lifetime permission to use my inspiration for Ms Lohan’s next “career saving” project.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C57TDEYH5W7ZAZNO3PZWRNBDQE Steve

      THAT’S who I was trying to think of, Yvonne as Lily Munster.

    • thehousesparrow

      If Elizabeth Taylor knew Lindsay Lohan was playing her in a movie, she’d be pretty outraged.  Before she died, she said no one could play her but herself (and I think that means she’d probably at least like someone with some class).

    • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Ced

      hot mess and all but Lindsey is a pretty damn good actress. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=68202265 Andrea Howland-Myers

      They didn’t even bother to give her a similar hairstyle . . .

    • nonenonenothing

      People; you can sanction reality shows but you can’t watch make believe with whomever (that’s what’s the meaning of movie… the woman is an actress and if you can’t get it so are you … otherwise get a life … don’t you know nothing is reality anymore except ^.  …. 2012 Presidents sanction anything … you asked for it, uhgh!!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/bozofish Nancy Robinson

      the b+w shot is seriously photoshoped. Lohan’s crazy lips — totally on view in the stage shoots — are (mercifully) not evident in the studio shot.  sadz.

    • bitterk

      what’s with the hair?   Not even a whiff of Liz.