(LOS ANGELES) — Lindsay Lohan is brushing off Rosie O’Donnell’s criticism of her, saying she’s confident in her ability to portray Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime movie.
On Tuesday’s edition of NBC’s Today show, O’Donnell said she didn’t think Lohan is “right for the role” or “capable at this point of doing what’s needed.”
Lohan, noting that one of her first interviews as an actress was with O’Donnell, tells Access Hollywood, “It’s funny that someone you don’t know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing.”
When asked if her opinion of O’Donnell has changed, Lohan replied, “She should base her opinions when she meets someone.”
Despite O’Donnell’s assessment of Lohan’s career at the moment, the Mean Girls star says she knows she’s “great” and that she feels lucky to be able to play Taylor in Liz & Dick, a story about Taylor’s romance with Richard Burton.
When Access Hollywood suggested to Lohan that Gerard Butler should co-star as Burton, she answered, “I don’t know if he would do that. But he actually does resemble him a lot.”
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