The 25-year-old star, who has been in and out of jail and rehab in recent years, has landed a major comeback gig as the Cleopatra icon in the Lifetime network movie Liz and Dick, about Taylor’s love affair with Richard Burton.
Production will soon begin in Toronto, Canada, and Lohan reveals she will be drawing inspiration from her own past to bring Taylor back to life on the small screen.
She tells TMZ.com, “I’m gonna put my all into it. I’m really honoured to be playing Elizabeth Taylor and I really love the script, it’s phenomenal.
“There’s a lot of similarities from my past that I can relate to her on some things that she’s gone through and the kind of person that she was, whether it’s relationships or just being in the public eye, so I’m gonna obviously do the best I can and hopefully people will enjoy it. I don’t wanna depict her in the wrong way.”
Lohan recently revealed she was using a ring gifted to her by Taylor to help her prepare for the big role as it gave her a “tiny connection” to the Hollywood legend.