It seems the public aren't the only ones who don't trust Lindsay Lohan. Neither do the powers-that-be for the Lifetime movie Liz and Dick. Consequently, they've insured the highly volatile actress. So much so, in fact, that she's the most insured actress of all time.
Insurance helps protect the film producers if Lindsay pulls any stunts that result in them having to release her from the movie. That's a smart move, given that the controversial star can't seem to stay out of trouble. She has lots of problems that could end up breaking her down once again. Booze, drugs and partying are just a few.
Additionally, producer Larry Thompson says there is also a Plan B in place if Lindsay does pull a stunt. Exactly what that might be, however, he isn't saying. Speculation is he might have another actress waiting in the wings should the actress not work out.
Liz and Dick was originally supposed to film in Canada. However, to help avoid some possible problems, the production got moved to L.A. Could that have something to do with Lindsay's latest brush with the law? It's certainly possible since the police want her to answer questions about a recent hotel bar fight in which she was allegedly involved. She originally claimed she wasn't at the bar that night fight. She also denied a woman's claims that Lindsay started a fight with her. However, surveillance tapes tell a different story so the situation is still up in the air.
If Lindsay's proved a liar and, if she assaulted the woman as claimed, it means she could end up back in court. That would definitely spell trouble for the movie's production. Moving the filming to L.A., however, would solve at least part of the problem, should it come up.
Even with insurance and a venue change, Thompson admits they're running a risk using Lindsay in the film. Still, he thinks the actress' softer, more vulnerable, side might be worth it. It's similar to what Taylor herself once evoked. He also thinks Lindsay Lohan understands the responsibility she has to do Elizabeth Taylor justice.
"It's not like she's going to do a little job," he noted. She'll be playing one of Hollywood's greatest leading ladies. If she does the role justice, her comeback could be secure. If she fails, however, it could seal her Tinsel Town fate.
Which will it be? Can Lindsay behave herself and finish the role with panache or will she stumble right out of the gate?