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.