First look: Lindsay Lohan takes on Elizabeth Taylor for Lifetime

Do you buy it?

Have you been worried about whether or not Lindsay Lohan is going to be able to effectively take on the role of Elizabeth Taylor? If so, let’s hope these new photos released for the upcoming Lifetime TV movie help to ease at least a few of your concerns.

“Liz & Dick” is meant to chronicle the romance between the iconic actress and one of her most-notable romantic partners in Richard Burton (played by Grant Bowler of “True Blood” fame), and based on the photos Lohan has at least done a good job of transforming herself into someone resembling Taylor courtesy of the dark hair and the specialty contact lenses. Then again, you have to remember that anyone can look a certain way thanks to all of the innovations in photo-editing these days — what will really matter here is seeing whether or not Lohan possesses Taylor’s spirit once the project is actually released.

Here's how Grant Bowler looks.

As for Bowler’s look, he seems to only be an okay fit for now — but as we said, visuals are less important compared to the actual performance. (We will say that Bowler does disappear more into his role, but it may also help that he is not a tabloid fixture with an extremely recognizable portrait.

What do you think of Lohan and Bowler’s looks for the project? “Liz & Dick” does not have an airdate yet, but it is expected to be on TV by the end of the year.

Photo: Lifetime

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