Lindsay Lohan’s Liz & Dick Producer: “It Was a Challenge”

To says there was some drama involved with Lindsay Lohan‘s upcoming Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick would be an understatement. A big one.

“Producing a movie with Lindsay is not for the faint of heart,” executive producer Larry Thompson told reporters during a Wednesday morning conference call. “I turned 50 shades of white actually during the production.”

Even before the film—in which Lohan stars as Elizabeth Taylor—started shooting last summer, though, Thompson acknowledged that hiring the troubled actress came with several strings.

“We had serious challenges to deal with due to her probation and her history,” said Thompson. “Therefore we had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of ‘what if’ clauses. There never was a ‘what if she can act’ clause. It was about, ‘What if there is a car accident? What if there is a violation of her probation [and she's] incarcerated?’ Those ‘what ifs’ were plenty. She might be the most insured actress who ever walked on a soundstage. We tried to insure ourselves against things that could and, in fact, did happen.” [Read more...]