Lindsay Lohan will be starring in the upcoming Elizabeth Taylor biopic "Liz & Dick," which will air on Lifetime. So the troubled actress put in some face time at the A&E Upfronts yesterday (Lifetime is a subsidiary of A&E).

“They start shooting on Friday,” Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager of Lifetime Networks, told Access Hollywood at the event. “There are logistics around her situation that we had to manage, but we did it in the spirit of trust and a partnership and we did it hand-in-hand. And we stood by her every step of the way, and we will all the way to air.”

Dubuc feels Lindsay and Elizabeth Taylor share some similarities, which made her perfect for the role.

“I think the parallels between Liz Taylor’s story and Lindsay’s story are undeniable," she said. "The creation of the paparazzi really came from the beginnings of the relationship with Liz Taylor and Richard Burton and clearly Lindsay has had to endure her own challenges when it comes to that and the attentions that she garners."