Lindsay Lohan Is ‘Devastated’ That Everyone Hates ‘Liz & Dick’

She Is Blaming the Script, Doubting her Acting

On Sunday night, the world FINALLY got to see Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime made-for-TV movie Liz & Dick and immediately, folks on Twitter had a lot to say about the movie and Lindsay‘s acting performance in particular. As you might know, 99.9% of the feedback is negative. According to “sources close to Lindsay“, L. Lo is taking the criticism really hard. Apparently, she had no idea that so many people hated her acting abilities but now … she knows. If you can believe it, Lindsay is reportedly telling friends that the movie’s main problem is the poor script but, yeah, she is apparently “devastated” that folks are hating on her acting skills. Poor thing.

Friends say Lindsay Lohan wasn’t prepared for the harsh criticism of her Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick.” And instead of providing the career comeback the troubled star expected, her performance has left many wondering if she will ever be taken seriously as an actress again. “Lindsay is devastated by the response to the film,” a close friend of the actress tells The Huffington Post. “She has got used to all the negative press around her personal life but this is the first time she has experienced it about her work. No matter how bad things were going for her personally, everyone would always agree that she was a great actress” … “Lindsay has already read her own press,” one insider tells me. “She knew the script wasn’t strong but thought she would bring the role of Elizabeth to life. This is particularly heartbreaking as her acting was the only thing in her life that she knew was real. Now she is doubting that, too” … “Everyone wants to make great TV but ultimately what determines if a show is a success is the ratings,” the Media Masters’ Amy Rosenblum tells The Huffington Post. “Ironically, if a show finds a huge audience then it doesn’t matter what the reviews or what the media elites think.”

Erm, well, there’s more bad news for Lindsay on the ratings front … it turns out that Liz & Dick failed to pull in a significant audience:

Lifetime’s critically trashed Elizabeth Taylor biopic starring Lindsay Lohan delivered 3.5 million viewers Sunday night. The network points out Liz & Dick ranks as its fourth highest-rated original TV movie of 2012 — which is sort of a weak brag, considering all the advance hype. Liz & Dick delivered fewer viewers than Lifetime movies such as Steel Magnolias, Drew Peterson: Untouchable and Abducted: The Carlina White Story … It’s tough to say whether the negative reviews hurt or helped the film’s ratings since Lifetime’s original movie brand has long been about guilty pleasure titles, and surely many viewers tuned in precisely because they had to see what all the fuss was about.

Yeah, I would bet good money that the lion share of viewers who tuned in did so only to see how terrible the movie really is … and even then, in terms of successful ratings, not a lot of people even did that. Well, despite the fact that pretty much everyone hated Lindsay‘s cringe-inducing performance in Liz & Dick, she at least has one fan left … her estranged father Michael Lohan says he loved Lindsay‘s performance:

“Due to the content, I had to step away from a lot of the scenes, but regardless of what some of these so-called critics, who don’t have an ounce of talent in their bones say, Lindsay proved that she is an amazing actress. This was a different role for her at a difficult time of her life,” Michael tells The Huffington Post. “She still has what it takes to be the Lindsay Lohan that is one of Hollywood’s top actresses.”

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!! OMG, don’t get me wrong, I honestly believe Lindsay is deserving of all this harsh criticism because if she is EVER going to make a serious comeback, she’s going to have to face the hard truth … she is a terrible actress, largely due to the damage done to her life by her trainwreck of a personal life. If she continues to listen to sycophants like her father who will continue to lie to her and tell her that she is an “amazing actress” she will continue to be a laughing stock. All of this criticism may be devastating to her now but it can be beneficial if she learns from it. That being said, I don’t believe she will learn a damn thing. Sad.

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  1. Well, maybe she can reprise her role in the sequel to Life Size that Tyra Banks is making?! Haha. She could probably handle that acting job. Then again, I’m not sure Disney would be interested in hiring her at this point.

    Poor LiLo, her lifestyle really just sucked all of the talent out of her.

  2. Poor Lindsay is a product of her environment. She needs to distance herself from her toxic parents and perhaps take a refresher acting class.

  3. Jstar

    She is a terrible actress, time to find a new career….there is no “comeback” to be had!

  4. Wynter

    Lindsay Lohan is like Fetch. We need to stop trying to make it happen.

  5. Even natural talent has to be worked on in order to stick around, otherwise it just goes away. Lindsey seems to lack humilty and discipline.

  6. You know how you just want to slap someone over the head and say “get it together, bitch!”

  7. Lauren xx

    Lindsay wasn’t good, but she wasn’t the only bad thing about this movie. Both Lindsay AND Grant Bowler (Richard Burton) were way overacting in some scenes, which can really only be blamed on the director. The script was awful, the story was paced terribly.

    Lindsay would have been better off not doing Liz and Dick at all, and sticking with an indie film that is well written and well directed, and really working at it. She NEEDS TO QUIT SMOKING, it RUINED her voice.

  8. lori

    honest. the movie wasnt HORRIBLE. it was move made for tv…. i thought it was of the lifetime caliber.

    and lindsay wasnt awful. she wasnt amazzzzing. but i mean… the script did suck. i didnt realllly understand their relationship better.. they just focused on when they first met and little bit after when richard dies in the end.

  9. emily

    My goodness, this girl can’t even accept responsibility for her own bad acting? Now it’s the script’s fault?! I know we give her a hard time, and it’s mostly because she refuses to accept responsibility for any of her actions. Latest example – blaming the script?! I just can’t even with this one.
    On the serious note, we know she has an addiction problem and all this harsh criticism may certainly tempt you back to the dark side. As much as I want to shake this girl until her head pops off, I don’t wish addiction on anyone. I just hope this public beating won’t trigger something.
    Side note – dear lawd I hope the producers didn’t end up paying her hotel bill like it was suggested. With these low ratings they’ll never get their money back. I’m guessing she may not be working for Lifetime again.

  10. i can’t wait till it comes out on netflix!

  11. Call me crazy but I didn’t hate her acting. I really feel like the movie itself was the main issue. I think she tried the best she could with what she had to work with. However I do agree with the poster who said her voice is gone. She really needs to lay off the ciggs and focus on her health.

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