Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Working with Lindsay Lohan 'challenging'

Lindsay Lohan

Liz & Dick producer Larry Thompson "turned 50 shades of white" while working with Lindsay Lohan on the movie.

The troubled 26-year-old starlet portrays Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic about the late actress' romance with Richard Burton.

While filming Liz & Dick, Lindsay rear-ended her rented Porsche into an 18-wheel truck on the Pacific Coast Highway. She was also on probation at the time and fainted at a hotel in a bizarre incident in which paramedics were alerted.

Larry was convinced Lindsay was right for the role, but he confesses that he viewed the star as a massive liability.

"Producing a movie with Lindsay Lohan is not for the faint of heart. I turned 50 shades of white actually during the production," he told OKmagazine.com.

"But you know, that happens on most productions. On this particularly one we did have a couple of incidents which forced us to readjust productions, but overall my gosh relativity to the performance we got and the movie we were able to make because of her, the risk was worth the reward, the pain was worth the pleasure, and the audience is going to benefit from the risk we took and the reward that was gained.

"I'm not going to say that during the course of production there were not days that were more challenging than others, but I was sensitive to the fact that she was dealing with personal issues that required her attention and we tried to give her enough room to deal with that, but at the same time get the movie in the can and get it done."

Liz & Dick will premiere on Lifetime November 25.

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