To the surprise of absolutely noone, Larry Thompson, the Executive Producer of the upcoming Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick, found that working with Lindsay Lohan was rather challenging.
“Producing a movie with Lindsay Lohan is not for the faint of heart,” he says. “When we finally decided to hire her, we had serious challenges to deal with… due to her probation and her history."
According to Thompson, Lilo's contract needed many clauses put in it to that guarded against the inevitable.
“We had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of ‘what if’ clauses," he says. "What if there is a car accident? What if there is a violation of her probation [and] she would be incarcerated? Those ‘what ifs’ were plenty. But through insurance — and I will add she might be the most insured actress who ever walked on a sound stage — we tried to insure ourselves against things that could, and in fact did, happen.”
Still, he found that Lindsay was perfect for the role. The movie airs November 25. Guess we'll see if he's right?
[via Washington Post]