It has just been officially announced that Lindsay Lohan will be playing Elizabeth Taylor in a new Lifetime biopic focused on Taylor’s love affair with actor Richard Burton.
The rumor that has been ongoing for a while now, was just confirmed by the cable network, and production is set to begin at the start of summer. Several people are happy that Lohan has been given an opportunity to pursue her career once again, but others…like Rosie O’Donnell…feel that she isn’t deserving of a role such as Liz Taylor.
O’Donnell swung by the Today show, in her first appearance since she was dropped from OWN due to a lack of ratings on her talk show. When asked by Matt Lauer whether or not it was a good idea for Lohan to be cast into the role of legendary Liz, O’Donnell didn’t hold back her apparent disgust over the decision.
“I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help. She needs a lot of time away.” O’Donnell went on, “Because she’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including [Saturday Night Live]. She was out and not at rehearsal and I think she’s not in a place to work.”
Donny Deutch, who sat on the Today show panel along with O’Donnell, also gave his two cents calling Lindsay Lohan “this generation’s Elizabeth Taylor”.
O’Donnell then retorted with, “You’re out of your mind! You’re a crackhead…The last thing she did good she was 16! I don’t think she’s right for the role, and I don’t think she’s capable at this point of doing what’s needed to portray that character. I think the interest level in her has waned significantly.”
Of course this quickly got back to the Lohan camp. The young
star’s publicist told E! News, “I think Rosie should focus on her own career and stop worrying about everyone else’s.”
Michael Lohan, Lindsay’s father, also chimed in,“Who the hell is Rosie O’Donnell to judge anyone, especially Lindsay, who has far more talent than Rosie ever had? Lindsay’s talent isn’t limited to being a comedian or getting notoriety for adopting and raising a bunch of kids. Sure, [Lindsay] has her pitfalls, but she is 25, and how old is Rosie?”
Michael continued,“Two failed talk shows, a failed marriage, etc … He/she who is without sin. May they cast the first stone.”
Well how’s that for some early morning drama? It is true that Rosie should probably focus on getting her own career in order, before commenting on the next person. Many would agree that Lindsay deserves a second…third…fourth….okay like tenth chance…
What do you think??