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Quotables: The Executive Producer of Liz & Dick Has Some Stuff to Say About Lindsay

A photo of Lindsay Lohan

“Producing a movie with Lindsay is not for the faint of heart. I turned 50 shades of white actually during the production. We had serious challenges to deal with due to her probation and her history. 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. I was financially at risk myself. It was a challenge.”

– Larry Thompson, executive producer of Lindsay‘s Lifetime movie and probable lunatic, discusses the magic of working with the number one trainwreck in Hollywood.

He also went on to make sure everybody knew that “the pain was worth the pleasure,” and that the people who didn’t believe in Lindsay are “gonna be shocked.” Oh, and he’s “guardedly optimistic” that people are going to like the movie, which makes me laugh. Bless his heart.

I mean, the movie’s going to do really well. Tons of people are going to watch it, and tons of people will watch the reruns, and when it’s released on DVD, tons of people will buy it. That’s all poor Larry needs to know. Sure, most people will be mocking it, or just tuning in to see how big a mess she is. But the numbers are going to be great. And that’s what matters. Probably.

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