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Elizabeth Taylor Biopic Producer: Lindsay Lohan “Most Insured Actress That Ever Walked”

Elizabeth Taylor Biopic Producer: Lindsay Lohan "Most Insured Actress That Ever Walked"

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Yesterday, it was officially announced that Lindsay  Lohan will play Elizabeth  Taylor in the Lifetime biopic Liz and Dick.

And while we’ve already given our stamp of approval, many of you readers are  less than thrilled. There were some pretty harsh comments dissing the  oft-troubled star, and it’s clear plenty of you don’t believe Lindsay has what  it takes to play the Hollywood legend.

So perhaps it will make some of you Lindsay malcontents just a tiny  bit happy to learn what a difficult time producer Larry  Thompson‘s had insuring his controversial star:

“Well, we have more than a Plan B actually,” Thompson revealed in an  exclusive interview with E! News, “[because] Lindsay Lohan may be the most  insured actress that ever walked on a soundstage.”

 Thompson declined to specify what the plan was, exactly. Megan Fox on standby? Who knows,  but at least the dude’s got another option!

Shocked? Well, ya shouldn’t be—technically, any actor can be  insured—Linds just holds a higher price tag based on her volatile past.  Think along the lines of Robert  Downey Jr., another actor who once had remarkably high insurance  rate because of his high-risk behavior.

Thompson also admitted to moving the shooting location from Canada to L.A. in  order to “minimize some risk,” but it’s clear he’s still confident in his  casting decision, specifically pointing out Lindsay’s softer side of  “vulnerability” needed to play the highly emotional legend.

“Now if I learn to regret it sitting here today I think it is still for the  movie a great risk to run.”

Lohan, for her part, says, “I have always admired and had enormous respect  for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing  woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.”

Added Thompson: “[Lindsay’s] really excited by the challenge. She has a noble  purpose; it’s not like she’s going to go do a little job—the responsibility of  playing Elizabeth Taylor is large.”

Totally. Almost as large as the insurance premium!

 

 

 

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