Photo Credit: Richard McLaren/Lifetime
Lindsay Lohan is finally in full Elizabeth Taylor mode, complete with a brunette makeover and a kiss from her onscreen leading man.
In a new promotional photo from the set of Liz & Dick (her Lifetime movie about the violet-eyed screen legend), Lohan, 25, is shown in a sexy embrace with Grant Bowler, who plays Taylor's husband Richard Burton.
Although Lohan was reportedly concerned about some of the potential actors being considered to play Burton, the role was recently filled by True Blood actor Bowler. The made-for-TV movie focuses on the tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship between the two thespians, who 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."
But not everyone was excited about Lohan playing the iconic actress, most notably Rosie O'Donnell, who said: "She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. She was out and not at rehearsal and I think she's not in a place to work... 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."
But even O'Donnell would have to admit that Lohan looks like a dead ringer for the young Taylor.