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Lindsay Lohan

I'm Living & Breathing Liz Taylor

to Prep for Movie Role

2/21/2012 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay just inked a deal with Lifetime to play Liz Taylor.
Lindsay Lohan ain't no slacker -- TMZ has learned, the actress is studying up hardcore for her new movie role ... doing everything she can to accurately portray a young Elizabeth Taylor.

In case you haven't heard -- Lindsay just inked a deal with Lifetime to play Liz Taylor in the network's new made-for-TV biopic called "Liz and Dick." Production is scheduled to kick off late March, after Lindsay's probation is terminated.

Lindsay is telling friends, she's taking her new gig extremely seriously -- "obsessing over getting the part right" for the film.

According to sources, Lindsay is doing nothing but watching old Liz Taylor movies to help her recreate the Hollywood icon's posture, speech, and every other little detail.

We're told Lindsay has also been watching old Liz interviews online and reading a bunch of Liz biographies.

Lifetime is taking a hard stance with Lindsay too -- demanding she complete ALL her probation requirements before filming begins ... which Lindsay has promised to do.

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106.

andyscandy    

Dina pulled out the same way lindsay pulled out of the matt laurer interview..wonder if that has something to do with a hush order? or they will be caught in more lies then before..either way Vikram is balls deep in lohan ass

921 days ago
107.

Keith    

One has been, pill popping alcoholic playing a has been pill popping alcoholic. How much studying and research does this role require? Doesn't matter since no one is going to watch anyway.

921 days ago
108.

What I Think    

One whorish slut portraying another. How fitting.

921 days ago
109.

There's a problem here    

On her very best day Lohan is still 100 times worse than Liz on her very worst. Did you ever see Liz making her breasts flop around while doing the perp walk? Did you ever hear Liz's voice sound like a croak? Even as Virginia Woolf her voice was like music compared to Lohans. Bad bad choice.

921 days ago
110.

andyscandy    

in a startaling change of events..Life time cant afford Lindsay lohan due to the fact they spent all the production money on her...Now lindsay has to play old,and young LIZ..also DCK Burton, all the extras, while being the camera man and director..
the whole movie will be filmed in white oprahs back yard..
Lindsay is working hard for that $500.

921 days ago
111.

candace    

I had love to watch a movie about Mrs. Taylor and I love watching Lifettime. But they got this all wrong choosing Lindsay. I'm not going anywhere near that channel when it hires. Don't want them the count it has part of the ratings. That's such a disgrace to Elizabeth. She must be turning in her grave.

921 days ago
112.

candace    

I had love to watch a movie about Mrs. Taylor and I love watching Lifettime. But they got this all wrong choosing Lindsay. I'm not going anywhere near that channel when it hires. Don't want them the count it has part of the ratings. That's such a disgrace to Elizabeth. She must be turning in her grave.

921 days ago
113.

andyscandy    

LIZ and DCK brought to you by V.D. productions (Vikram and Dina)..it show Lizs Life with Vikram..all shot at the hotel room at CM..the remaining cast is family and close friends.
pootie will play young Burton while Vik will play old burton

921 days ago
114.

suza271    

Funny how Tmz keeps saying her probation will be terminated when in fact the judge said she would just be on unsupervised probation. Yeah, she doesn't have to report, but this is a HUGE difference the next time (when) she's arrested.

921 days ago
115.

Blood Red Witch    

So has this SNL thing and Liz thing been confirmed yet by anybody but "source"?

921 days ago
116.

Firefly    

Why Lindsay should not play Liz!

Liz was not covered in Freckles
Liz had a soft feminine voice compared to Lindsay's scratchy, smokey, not feminine voice.
Men actually wanted Liz and bought her expensive stuff.
No guy wants to be with Lindsay and have to worry if his wallet or watch will still be there in the morning.
Liz was a natural beauty with beautiful eyes and a normal mouth.
No guy wants nasty lindsay with her cracked out teeth that are under veneers now. And lips that could out quack a duck and just flap in the wind.
Leopards don't change their spots and neither does Lindsay. (She still has them all over her body)But she does change her looks frequently. She says that she has changed but how many times have we heard that nonsense?
The first time she lied to us shame on her but the many times she lied to us after that and some believed her shame on them. I will hold my judgement for there is still the factor of will she or won't she show up and do her job. This is the final make it or break it. But I could save her time and effort, it's already broken and it can't be fix. You made sure of that by breaking it over and over again beyond repair.
If she plays the part of Liz in her oldest years then maybe. Where she is in the wheelchair with the oxygen on her face. Now that would work.

921 days ago
117.

MyOpinionOnly    

I don't care how much studing she does...she will NEVER be able to play Liz as she is meant to be. She was the epitome of grace and was elegant in her acting. This washed up used POS druggies will never be able to pull it off. And I will never watch it. What a shame to such an amazing talent that Liz was.

921 days ago
118.

_Taterman    

She's living and breathing something, but it's NOT Liz Taylor!

921 days ago
119.

andyscandy    

men that slept with Liz went on to happy lives..
men that slept with lindsay try and hide from that fact and deny it..they also had to pick there grisle missle off the ground went it rotted off

921 days ago
120.

John Mudri    

Lindsey Lohan Ya gotta be Nuts! There is A young Actress named Molly Ephraim she is on Last Man Standing on ABC she is a Young Lookalike for Elizabeth Taylor!

921 days ago
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