By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com April 24 2012 12:47 PM ET
Add Rosie O'Donnell to the number of people against casting Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, saying the troubled starlet is "not capable" to play the icon, during an appearance on NBC's Today.
O'Donnell guested on the morning program as part of the show's Professionals panel alongside regulars Star Jones and Donny Deutsch to discuss hot button issues, which include the controversial casting of Lohan as the late screen star and AIDS activist in the upcoming Lifetime bio Liz & Dick.
O'Donnell thinks the casting is a bad idea.
"I feel very sorry for her," O'Donnell says. “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.”
Jones says she hasn't seen enough of Lohan's work in recent years to make an evaluation.
Deutsch was the lone pro-Lohan panelist. “She’s our generation’s Elizabeth Taylor,” he proclaims.
“You’re out of your mind," O'Donnell replies. "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.”
Watch the discussion below.
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