PIC: See Lindsay Lohan Channel Elizabeth Taylor in Retro, Leopard-Print One-Piece

Celebrity News Jun. 4, 2012 AT 7:00PM
Lindsay Lohan on her first day of filming as Elizabeth Taylor in Los Angeles, CA.
Lindsay Lohan on her first day of filming as Elizabeth Taylor in Los Angeles, CA. Credit: Splash News Online

Va-va-voom!

Lindsay Lohan is currently hard at work filming scenes for the upcoming Liz & Dick -- and though Elizabeth Taylor fans initially bemoaned Lifetime's casting choice, Lohan, 25, certainly looked the part on set Monday in a retro, leopard-print one piece.

Liz & Dick tells the story of Elizabeth Taylor's roller coaster romance with actor Richard Burton, whom she wed and divorced twice. (The pair first tied the knot after meeting on the set of Cleopatra in 1964, and divorced ten years later -- only to walk down the aisle again in 1975, and then split ways for good in 1976).

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In May, Lifetime finally found its Burton in Grant Bowler. The relatively unknown actor, who has appeared in True Blood, Lost, Ugly Betty, and GCB, is a full 18 years older than Lohan -- which suited the film's casting director just fine.

"Richard Burton was quite older than Elizabeth Taylor," Liz & Dick producer Larry Thompson explained to E! News about his team's choice. "Visually speaking it is a perfect match."

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Thompson said he knew they had found their man the second he and Lohan met for the first time. "The chemistry exploded," he raved. "It was just Fourth of July firecrackers going off in the room. We knew from the chemistry that Liz and Dick live again."

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