Why Is Lindsay Lohan's 'Liz & Dick' Under Investigation?

Actors union SAG-AFTRA and crew union IATSE are monitoring the set of the Lifetime movie to make sure employees aren't being overworked

Lindsay Lohan just can't seem to catch a break while filming her upcoming Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick. She recently totaled her rental car on the way to the film's set and then was reportedly found unconscious due to exhaustion in her hotel room (she says she was suffering from exhaustion and was in a deep sleep). Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, two Hollywood unions are investigating working conditions on Liz & Dick to make sure that the folks behind the project aren't making their employees work in unsafe conditions.

It all started when Lohan, 25, posted to Twitter last week following her visit from paramedics. "Note to self... After working 85 hours in 4 days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & … 7 paramedics MIGHT show up," she wrote.

Eighty-five hours in four days? No wonder the struggling starlet was exhausted! The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists decided to take a look into the Lifetime production, they confirmed to Entertainment Weekly, and said they "will continue to visit" the set to enforce the guild's rules.

"We have spoken with representatives from the company, and they are fully aware of their contractual obligations. We will ensure that all applicable penalties will be paid," the guild said in a statement.

IATSE, a movie and television crew union, said they've had a representative on set since Lohan's incident Friday and that they plan to "continue to monitor the hours and working conditions there."

The production seems to have gotten its act together, because Liz & Dick producer Larry A. Thompson has issued a statement saying that a representative for SAG-AFTRA visited the set Tuesday and said everything was "totally fine."

As for reports that two crew members had left the telefilm due to exhaustion and overworking, Thompson's representative insisted that those reports were incorrect.

Liz & Dick follows the on-again, off-again relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who were famously married -- and divorced -- twice.

"I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan said after she landed the role. "She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well."

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