Rosie O'Donnell Says Lindsay Lohan 'Isn't Capable' of Playing Elizabeth Taylor

4.24.2012

By Out.com Editors

Controversial casting becomes hot-button issue on NBC's 'Today Show'

We've been enjoying the newly free-to-speak-her-mind anywhere and everywhere Rosie O'Donnell. Now she's guested on NBC's Today Show and was vocal about a slew of topics. But the thing that caught the most flack—including Jeremy Kinser at The Advocatewas one that remains a sticking point for many: Lindsay Lohan just can't play Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick. No way. No how.

"I feel very sorry for her," O'Donnell said. “I think she needs a lot of help. She needs a lot of time away. She’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she’s not in a place to work.” 

Star Jones said she hasn't seen enough of Lohan's work in recent years to make an evaluation. Donny Deutsch, however, was the lone pro-Lohan panelist. “She’s our generation’s Elizabeth Taylor,” he claimed. 

“You’re out of your mind," O'Donnell replied. "You’re a crackhead! The last thing she did good she was sixteen...I don’t think she’s right for the role, and I don’t think she’s capable at this point to portray that character.”

(Turns out that in an Access Hollywood poll, the majority thought Megan Fox should play the late, great Hollywood legend.)

Watch the discussion—which ranges from Secret Service pecadilloes to cancer screening—below.

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