'She drinks, she fights, she fornicates': Troubled Lindsay Lohan lives the life of Elizabeth Taylor in new Liz & Dick trailer
08:37 GMT, 21 September 2012
In recent years her chaotic personal life has eclipsed her acting career. In fact, Lindsay Lohan's latest run-in with the law had even looked set to overshadow her long-awaited return to acting.
But it seems the actress has found the perfect creative outlet, playing probably one of the only women who could ever beat her in the drama department – Elizabeth Taylor.
In a promo released for upcoming TV movie Liz & Dick, Lindsay throws herself into the role of the legendary actress.
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Throwing herself into the role: Lindsay Lohan clutches a bottle of champagne as she takes on the role of Elizabeth Taylor in the new Liz & Dick promo
'She drinks, she fights, she fornicates': Lindsay is seen in an intimate embrace with Grant Bowler who plays Richard Burton
The teaser features LiLo in a variety of different scenarios – dripping with diamonds, kissing in a pool, throwing bottles, drinking champagne, crying and making love.
The montage of glamorous looking snippets is accompanied by the following words flashing up dramatically on screen: 'infamous, scandalous, dangerous, controversial, provocative, scandal, love affair, diamonds, paparazzi.'
A British voice is heard commenting: 'They drink, they fight, they fornicate.'
Love: Lindsay is no stranger to filming love scenes, in her latest film she stars alongside a porn star
Icon: Lindsay Lohan has worked hard portraying Elizabeth Taylor
Without a doubt Lindsay looks the part and the various forms of make-up, costumes and jewelery almost take centre stage.
terms of acting though, the 26-year-old says very little apart from
when she is questioned: 'You've just ended your fourth marriage' To
which she replies in a tone reminiscent of her teenage Mean Girls
character: 'Who's counting'
Grant Bowler who plays Elizabeth Taylor's greatest love Richard Burton in the film is not heard at all in the promo.
Older: Lindsay also plays an older Elizabeth Taylor in the film
Lady in red: LiLo looks very glamorous in red but she is clearly distressed
The brief promo, which brings to
mind the expression 'life imitates art', is bound to remind the viewing
public of various moments in Lindsay's colourful personal life.
The Freaky Friday star no doubt hopes the promo will take the heat of her latest real-life driver.
She was arrested during the early
hours of Wednesday morning on charges that she clipped a pedestrian with
her car and did not stop.
Anger management: Lindsay is seen throwing a bottle in rage
Hitting the bottle: Grant Bowler appears with a bottle in a number of snippets
The man she allegedly knocked down has claimed she 'slurred her words and smelled like alcohol'.
Surveillance footage emerged on Thursday showing the moment she allegedly hit a pedestrian in front of the Dream Hotel in New York.
The Elizabeth Taylor biopic marks Lindsay first leading lady role since 2009's abysmal Labor Pains.
During filming back in June she appeared to be putting her all into the role and reportedly even collapsed with exhaustion.
Sultry: Lindsay looks stunning in many scenes
Happier times: Despite the drama in her life Lindsay has tried hard on the film
At the time she tweeted: 'Note to self. After working 85hours in 4days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & 7 paramedics MIGHT show up @ your door.
'Hopefully they're cute. Otherwise it would be a real let down.'
Filming finished on July 3, one day after Lindsay celebrated her 26th birthday.
The TV film is set to air on November 3.
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