Apparently, working with Lindsay Lohan is a tough gig: a challenge, if you will. We'd always guessed she wouldn't be the easiest of colleagues to get along with, but now the producer of Lifetime's upcoming film Liz & Dick, Larry Thompson has spilled the beans on working with the Mean Girls actress.
"Producing a movie with Lindsay is not for the faint of heart," 'Liz & Dick' executive producer Larry Thompson said, according to E! News. "We had serious challenges to deal with due to her probation and her history," Thompson continued during a conference call. "Therefore we had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of 'what if' clauses. There never was a 'what if she can act' clause. It was about, 'What if there is a car accident? What if there is a violation of her probation [and she's] incarcerated?' Those 'what ifs' were plenty. She might be the most insured actress who ever walked on a soundstage. We tried to insure ourselves against things that could and, in fact, did happen." It sounds ridiculous.
Still, despite all the troubles encountered, Thompson is in no doubt that Lohan was right for the film, and that her performance was great. "Overall, my gosh, relative to the performance we got and the movie we were able to make because of her, the pain was worth the pleasure. And the audience is going to benefit from the risk we took and the reward that was gained."