Megan Fox vs. Lindsay Lohan: Who'd You Rather (Play Liz Taylor)?

Last week came news that perennial problem starlet Lindsay Lohan was in talks to play screen icon Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz and Dick biopic, which would mark some sort of career rejuvenation for the troubled La Lohan. But wait! It seems other actresses are also up for the role, including Transformers/Passion Play star Megan Fox.

E! uncovered the role rivalry last weekend when the film's executive producer, Larry Thompson, let spill that he's "in conversations" with more than just Lohan, whose ongoing legal woes may complicate production, set to begin in the spring. "I've been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps," he said, "and have been in conversations with other actresses, including Megan Fox."

But lest you think Thompson isn't taking this casting bit seriously enough or is hedging his bets against Lohan, he really set the record straight about this Lifetime original movie film. "It's a very serious selection. It's like casting for Hollywood royalty."

Fox may have the natural dark-haired loveliness of Taylor over Lohan, but Lohan -- despite films like I Know Who Killed Me and that one where she got pregnant and went straight to DVD -- has demonstrated far better acting chops. I can't believe we're actually considering a future where either Megan Fox or Lindsay Lohan are going to play Elizabeth Taylor for a TV movie, so maybe it doesn't even really matter.

Anyways. With the Liz casting seemingly up in the air, chime in: Who should get the gig?

Lindsay Lohan, Look Out: Megan Fox Also in Talks to Play Elizabeth Taylor [E!]


  • Mari says:

    NEITHER! *rolling eyes* Seriously?

  • j'accuse! says:

    If this is a would you rather, Megan Fox. Her coke pants are looking better these days.

  • Scoop says:

    Well, let's see. Megan looks like a young Liz Taylor. Lindsay looks like an old Joan Rivers.

    I gotta go with Lohan.

  • DT says:

    We will all laugh at gilted butterflies?

  • Megan says:

    Let's see-terrible actress who bears minuscule resemblance to Liz Taylor, or decent actress who bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to Liz Taylor. Yeah, can we pick none of the above?

  • JAson says:

    How bout Evangeline Lily?

  • Furious D says:

    It really says something about the state of Hollywood's female stars and how out of touch the industry is when those two names pop up as possibles to play Liz Taylor.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Oh, Oh!! I know... I know... How 'bout Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry in "Liz Taylor's The Parent Trap"?? Do I win?

  • Folly says:

    Oh good grief, this is going to be worse than that Sherilyn Fenn mini-series from the 90s (and at least she was a better fit looks-wise).

  • Max Renn says:

    Wow, with those two choices I'd say go with Jack Black.

  • Stuart says:

    Neither. Just create Liz Taylor using computer animation.

  • Skylar says:

    Too bad Jennifer Connelly is now 40 and too old to play a young Liz Taylor, when Jennifer was in her teens and 20's she definitely kind of looked like a young Liz Taylor and she certainly has the acting chops.
    I'd say they'd be better off with an unknown, I'm sure there's some talent out there that has yet to be tapped that would be a better fit than Fox and more reliable and with fewer legal troubles than Lohan.

  • Amy says:

    Well, it's only a Lifetime movie, I think Lohan is the right fit, that could be her new niche market (like all the Tory Spelling and Shannen Daugherty films from the 90s).. although Fox looks more like her, I really can't sit through more than 2 minutes of her on screen (unless she's in a teen movie being a beeatch).

  • Robin says:

    I think out of the two Megan Fox looks more like Liz Taylor.....Lindsay is no beauty! Liz Taylor was a beautiful women therefore it should have gone to Megan Fox.