Lindsay Lohan is taking the criticism of her film, Liz & Dick, really hard, according to sources close to the actress.
One unnamed source said, “She knew the script wasn’t strong, but thought she would bring the role of Elizabeth to life.”
Another source, identified as a “personal friend,” said, “She has got used to all the negative passed around her personal life, but this is the first time she has experienced it about her work.”
The source continued, “No matter how bad things were going for her personally, everyone would always agree she was a great actress.”
The first source confirmed, “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.”
TheWrap‘s Tim Molloy said, “Lohan will probably make the case, somewhere down the line, that her flat, vacant line readings were a campy attempt to distance herself from the film’s many bad lines.”
Molloy also Lohan should take a page out of a famous actress’s book. He said:
“Her idol, Marilyn Monroe, continued to study acting well into her stardom, and turned in some very good performances as a result. Lohan might want to imitate Monroe’s interest in her craft, rather than just dressing like her for magazine spreads.”
People magazine also semi-defended the troubled actress, saying:
“But Lohan, despite all her career troubles, is still a star. And one star playing another makes for a fascinating performance, if not a great or even good one. She has thrown herself into an impossible project, in a grand gamble to reestablish herself, and she attacks the part with a relentless, huffing-and-puffing determination that throws any acting technique under the bus and yet still rivets attention.
It’s an approach, really, not much different from Taylor’s own performances.”
Do you think all the criticism around Liz and Dick is fair? Or is Lindsay being unfairly judged?