It was the role
that troubled American actress Lindsay Lohan hoped would relaunch a career derailed by stints in jail and in rehab.
Making her comeback as Elizabeth Taylor, the late British-born film legend who like her was a former child star with her fair share of off-screen woes, seemed a perfect fit, she told interviewers.
So Lohan's advisers may want to keep her eyes away from the reviews now coming in for Liz & Dick, a made-for-television drama about Taylor's tempestuous relationship with Richard Burton that will screen on Showtime on Sunday night.
One of the gentler ones comes from her hometown newspaper of Newsday. "Lohan's no Taylor (not that anyone is or ever could be)," notes the reviewer, starting off relatively softly before then unleashing his barbs.