November 21, 2012 12:00 PM by Martha Zaborowski
Grant, who plays Richard Burton, admits he and Lindsay had “very different work methodologies.” He says due to his upbringing he approaches acting “from a workman’s point of view…I do my work, I do my research, I put in as many hours as I can.” On the other hand, Lindsay has a “much more instinctive process.”
Reflecting on Elizabeth Taylor he says, “She didn’t care what people thought. She had absolutely no regard for other people’s opinions when they critiqued her…I know [Burton] must’ve been fascinated and frustrated with her — and her the same with him.” According to the interviewer, Grant then smirks and says tellingly, “When you’re acting in a movie, those same things go on.”
So reading between the lines, Lindsay Lohan was a terror to work with. But a fascinating terror.
Despite what we might imagine had been a challenging working relationship, Grant thinks it was very smart of Lifetime to cast her. He connects Lindsay Lohan to Elizabeth Taylor by noting how extensively both women have been scrutinized by the press for their personal lives and how they both became stars as children. There is a scene in Liz & Dick in which Lindsay as Elizabeth Taylor overdoses on drugs, which might hit close to home for the audience.
Are you looking forward to watching Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick on Lifetime November 25 at 9/8 pm?
Photo credit: Richard McLaren/Lifetime