Lindsay Lohan has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her former acting coach, claiming fraud after she watched her critically-panned performance in Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick,” which aired last night. Before production of “Liz & Dick” began, Lohan hired respected Hollywood acting coach Neil Braham-Scanlon to help prepare her for the role of Elizabeth Taylor. But Lohan claims that instead of helping her, she turned in a laughable portrayal of Taylor, which the lawsuit claims is a direct result of the worst coaching Los Angeles has seen since Mike Brown was still employed by the Lakers.
“Anyone that has ever watched ‘Herbie Fully Loaded,’ or ‘Just My Luck,’ knows the type of quality acting I’m capable of,” Lohan told Hollywood & Swine. “And if that’s not enough proof of how convincing of an actress I can be, just take another look at my last sentencing hearing when I promised the judge I would never do drugs or drive drunk again.”
Lohan’s lawsuit also claims the damage her acting coach has done to her career has already cost her jobs. According to Lohan, she recently tried to land the lead in in the porn version of “Liz & Dick” also entitled “Liz & Dick,” but was turned down by the film’s producers who were looking for a better actress.
Legal experts predict a key witness in Lohan’s lawsuit will likely be “Liz & Dick” director Lloyd Kramer, who admitted how bad Lohan’s acting was even with the help of an acting coach.
“In several critical scenes, I was forced to resort to a trick used on the horse in the 1960’s sitcom ‘Mister Ed.’ We’d apply peanut butter to Lindsay’s gums to get her lips to move and dubbed in the voice with a better actress during post-production,” said Kramer. “And also like the star of ‘Mister Ed,’ Lohan frequently used horse tranquilizers between takes to relax.”
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