Tyra Banks recently appeared on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live on August 5 and talked about the possibility of a sequel to her made-for-TV movie Life-Size released in 2000, and whether or not Lindsay Lohan would star in it.
According to Us Magazine, Tyra has confirmed that Life-Size 2 is happening. She is executive producing it and writers are currently working on the screenplay.
“So, Life-Size was a movie I did with Lindsay many years ago, when she was 11 years old,” Tyra explained to host Andy Cohen. “We’re doing Life-Size 2. This time I’m executive producing it and we’re in the process of writing it.”
While Tyra was taking fan questions, someone asked if Lindsay Lohan would appear in the sequel. Lindsay played one of the central characters to the original Life-Size film, which was about a little girl who wishes her Eve Doll (a reference to Barbie) into a real person after her mom dies. Tyra Banks played Lindsay Lohan’s living doll, so the interactions between the two of them made up the bulk of the film. For Lindsay not to return would require an entirely new story line.
“Right now, we haven’t spoken to Lindsay,” Tyra Banks said. “But you never know!”
Since Lohan was so young when the first Life-Size was filmed, it might actually make more sense for her character not to show up in the sequel. Now that 14 years have passed since the release of the first movie, Lindsay’s character would be significantly older. Hiring an actress much younger Lindsay might be the best decision for a film about a Barbie doll coming to life. Tyra Banks even imagined what Lindsay’s character would say to the life-size Eve Doll:
“She’d be like, ‘Hey Eve doll, you used to be my Barbie and I’m over you!’ She’s a woman now!”
The supermodel and host of America’s Next Top Model first announced Life-Size 2 in January.
Tyra also revealed that while the sequel may not feature Lindsay Lohan, it will be “very modern.”
According to the Daily Mail, Lindsay Lohan is busy in England making her first appearance on the theatrical stage. Lindsay is starring in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow showing from September 24 to November 29 at the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End. Lindsay is 28 years old and hasn’t starred in a major, successful film since 2007. Lohan has been in and out of rehab for the past few years and has been in the news most recently for wanting the writer of Fifty Shades of Grey to ghostwrite her biography.