Actually, Rosie O’Donnell called Donny Deutsch a crackhead for thinking Lindsay Lohan could pull off playing Elizabeth Taylor..even in a Lifetime movie. It’s like calling her a crackhead through association. We all know what she meant. Rosie made a guest appearance on The Today Show yesterday and rocked the boat right off the bat.
While I wish she had actually called Lilo out as a crackhead…someone needs to do it…it’s still pretty funny that she was straight up honest about her current capabilities as an actress.
O’Donnell spoke out about the controversial casting on the Today show and she certainly didn’t mince her words. When Donny Deutsch brought up the role of Lindsay’s casting in support of it Rosie disagreed.
She said: ‘I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help. She needs time away.’
Matt Lauer then asked: ‘But is it a good idea to cast her?’
Rosie replied: ‘No. Because she’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. She was out and not at rehearsal. I think she’s not in a place to work.’
Star Jones added: ‘I used to think she was extremely talented, but I have not seen enough of her as an actress in recent years to really make an evaluation.’
But it was when Deutsch referred to Lohan, 25, as ‘our generation’s Elizabeth Taylor’ thank Rosie really spoke frankly.
She told him: ‘You’re out of your mind. You’re a crackhead! Get out of here! The last thing she did good she was 16. ‘I don’t think she’s right for the role and I don’t think she’s capable at this point of doing what’s needed.’
The people at Lifetime are still foolishly defending their choice. But then again…maybe casting her was brilliant. Even with all the drama Lindsay is going to bring to the filming of this movie, it’s still going to the only Lifetime movie I ever watch.
Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks said: ‘We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor. She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.’