Want the scoop on two of the latest irrelevant "stars" trying to stay relevant? News has taken over the Internet that Lindsay Lohan will be portraying Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick, the made-for-TV movie coming out on Lifetime. A lot of people were mad about it (um, it's a made-for-TV movie by Lifetime, just a reminder), and guess which celeb was one of the first to come out with public comments about the casting choice? None other than Rosie O'Donnell.
On Tuesday’s Today show, Rosie spoke out about the casting, saying, "She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work ... 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."
Seriously, Rosie? The last great film I remember you in was A League of Their Own back in 1992, which was, yeah, a good 20 years ago.
Look, I don't think Lindsay's looking for any awards or accolades after starring in this upcoming made-for-TV movie. She's had an extremely rough few years, what with the arrests and trials and rehab and alcohol & drug issues and looking like a hot mess, so if there's anyone who's in desperate need of any kind of comeback, it's Lindsay.
Lindsay, shocked by Rosie's comments, responded:
I don't think I need to tell her anything. I know that I'm great. I know that I know Liz Taylor very well, and I share the same makeup artist and the same hairstylist. We've worked with a lot of the same people.
(I feel) lucky to be able to do this role (and want) to honor her the way that she should be honored because she helped a lot of people in her life.
I know, you're rolling your eyes that she referred to herself as "great." And as a disclaimer, I'm not a fan of either of these two. But there were definitely shades of Lindsay's acting chops in movies like Parent Trap and Mean Girls, right? The girl has talent, and she lost her way. Rosie oughta cut her some more slack.
Lindsay could also learn a lot about how Liz Taylor struggled with her own addictions (alcoholism, sleeping pills, pain killers), but still was a devoted humanitarian. Liz was even a child star just like Lindsay! Maybe this is the perfect role for her.
Rosie, on the other hand, hasn't been making headlines for anything lately but causing controversy ... er, like now. Maybe we could withhold our judgment until this Lifetime "movie" actually, you know, comes out?
Do you think Lindsay Lohan should play Elizabeth Taylor? What do you think about Rosie O'Donnell's comments?
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